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1st look at 'Raising Hope' Season 3 premiere

New Fall TV shows may be getting most of the ad time these days, but I'm excited about one old favorite that's getting some new blood in its Season 3 premiere.

Mother-daughter duo Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith guest star in the premiere as Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) grandmother and mother, respectively. In this first look at Season 3, Jimmy (Chicago native Lucas Neff) and Sabrina are thankfully still together, so when Sabrina's Nana (Hedron) passes away, her funeral brings the Chances face-to-face with Sabrina's mom, Tamara.

Both women are horrible people, according to the actresses. "Tamara is a complete narcissist. Everything is about her," Griffith says in the video, while her mother considers Nana a "most despicable character."

The episode allowed Hedren, best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock in "The Birds," to work with another Hollywood legend in Cloris Leachman, who plays Jimmy's Maw-Maw in the series.

"This is my first experience with Cloris Leachman and I will never forget it," Hedren says. "I said, 'Cloris, I'm going to be lying in the coffin, you will not tickle me!'"

Martha Plimpton, who plays Jimmy's mom, Virginia, promises "a lot of insane stuff" this season, while Garret Dillahunt, who plays Jimmy's dad, Burt, requests that everyone watch the show this fall.

You should; it's a lot of fun. Season 3 of "Raising Hope" premieres at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 on Fox. "Raising Hope" will open Fox's new Tuesday night comedy line-up, which includes returning series "New Girl" and the new shows "Ben & Kate" and "The Mindy Project."



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