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Hope and Faith

Hope and Faith

Category: Sitcom

Created By: Joanna Johnson

Stars: Kelly Ripa (also seen on the Regis with Kelly Ripa Show), Faith Ford (also seen in Murphy Brown), and Ted McGinley (Also seen in Married With Children, Happy Days, some movie.....the names.....I'll get back to you on that)

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 73

Original Channel: ABC

Original Run: September 26, 2003 to May 2, 2006

Hope & Faith is an American sitcom that aired for three seasons on ABC from September 26, 2003 to May 2, 2006. For its first two seasons the show was part of a revived TGIF comedy block.

The show starred Faith Ford as Hope Shanowski and Kelly Ripa as Faith. Ford plays a homemaker with a husband (played by Ted McGinley) and three children. Ripa plays her sister, a soap opera star whose character is killed off, leading her to move in with her sister's family. The show is based in part on the life of its creator, Joanna Johnson, a former cast member of The Bold and the Beautiful. The show featured guest stars such as Tony Curtis, Dean Cain, Robert Wagner, Regis Philbin (Ripa's co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly), Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenny McCarthy and Mark Consuelos (Ripa's husband).

The show was primarily filmed at New York City's Silvercup East, a sister studio to Silvercup Studios, to accommodate Ripa's schedule with Live with Regis and Kelly. 




Hope and Faith History

In early November 2003 the show helped ABC tie for the lead in Friday night viewership, attracting an audience of around twelve million.[citation needed] By February 2004, ABC ordered four more episodes for the show's first season, for a total of 26 episodes; as of then, Hope & Faith was being watched by around nine million viewers each week.[citation needed] It continued at that level for March, though by mid-April, when the show was renewed for a second season, it was down to 6.8 million viewers and a 57th-place showing in the ratings.[citation needed] The show's Nielsen Ratings during the 2005-2006 season continued to weaken slightly. In its time slot Hope & Faith often placed third, behind Three Wishes and Threshold; when Threshold was swapped with Close to Home, the show continued to place third.[citation needed] The four episodes broadcast during November sweeps averaged 6.52 million viewers, with weekly rankings ranging from 63rd to 77th.[citation needed] Its rankings placed it at or near the bottom for all 2005 primetime shows airing on the Big Three broadcasting networks.

ABC announced on January 18, 2006 that it was benching Hope & Faith for the February sweeps to make room for an expanded edition of Dancing with the Stars. The show began to air its remaining episodes from March 21, 2006 on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET against American Idol. [1] In May 2006, ABC announced that that the show would be cancelled when it unveiled its Fall 2006 lineup.

Hope and Faith Syndication

All 73 episodes were picked up by the U.S. television network WE: Women's Entertainment, as the total number of produced episodes was short of what was required for American television syndication.


The show is currently airing in: Australia on Seven Network, Arena and FOX8, Poland on Fox Life, Latin America on Sony Entertainment Television, Canada on CMT, Bosnia and Herzegovina on OBN, Croatia on Nova TV, Denmark on TV 2, France on M6, Most of Asia on STAR World, Ireland on RTÉ One, Slovakia on Markiza, Israel on YesStar 3, Italy on Fox Life, the Netherlands on NET 5, New Zealand on TV2, Norway on TV 2 Zebra, Sweden on TV4 Komedi, Thailand on True Series, Turkey on ComedyMax and the Arab World on Dubai One and MBC4. The show also previously aired in the UK on ABC1 but the channel closed in September 2007, with no other channel having announced plans to air the show. Tiscali UK's channel C1 has the first two seasons on demand.

Hope and Faith Cast

Faith Ford as Hope Shanowski

Kelly Ripa as Faith Fairfield

Ted McGinley as Charley Shanowski

Megan Fox as Sydney Shanowski (2004-2006)

Macey Cruthird as Hayley Shanowski

Paulie Litt as Justin Shanowski

Nicole Paggi as Sydney Shanowski (2003-2004)

Jansen Panettiere as Justin Shanowski pilot episode (2003)

Main Crew

Executive Producers: Joanna Johnson (creator), Emile Levisetti. Co-Executive Producers: Peter Murietta, David Rosenthal, Tom Leopold. Supervising Producer: Jenna Bruce. Producers: Alysse Bezahler, Tim Himmel. Co-Producer: Bobby Gaylor

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Hope and Faith Guest Stars

More than a dozen celebrities appeared in brief guest stints or, in some cases, in recurring roles, including: Nick Lachey, of 98 Degrees and Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Robert Wagner, as Jack, Hope and Faith's dad Tony Curtis Jenny McCarthy Jaclyn Smith Cheryl Ladd, as Hope and Faith's late mother in a flashback episode Regis Philbin Judy Kuhn, who sang the title role in Disney's animated film Pocahontas Finola Hughes, of General Hospital, Charmed and All My Children Clint Black, a country music entertainer Jim Gaffigan, a stand-up comic Dean Cain, of Lois and Clark Mark Consuelos, actor and husband of star Kelly Ripa Kathie Lee Gifford Eric Braeden Carmen Electra Brian Austin Green Danton Stone Rue McClanahan Susan Lucci Cameron Mathison Wynona Judd






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