Hope and Faith Summary

  • 1 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened September 26, 2003
  • Show Closed: May 2, 2006
  • Comedy/Sitcom
  • TV Broadcast

Kelly Ripa stars in Hope and Faith as a washed-up soap star who moves in with her sister Faith Ford and her family. The shows smug tag-line reads" What happens when the fast lane collides with the carpool lane" Stay-at-home mom Hope (Faith Ford, “Murphy Brown”) leads a busy, family-centered suburban life in the Midwest with her husband, Charley (Ted McGinley, “Married… with Children”), and three lively children. Her celebrity sister, Faith (Kelly Ripa, “Live with Regis & Kelly,” “All My Children”), has been living the high life in Hollywood as a daytime soap opera diva until her soap’s character, Ashley Storm, is suddenly and unceremoniously killed off on “The Sacred and the Sinful” by her evil twin. This is fiction right? Faith, who has never saved a dime, flees Tinseltown and the relentlessly inquiring minds of the tabloid press and seeks refuge in the suburbs with her sister. As Hope soon learns, you can kill the diva off on the daytime drama, but you can’t take the drama out of the diva. Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mom of three, quickly finds her tidy world up-ended by her celebrity sister’s arrival. She already had her hands full at home dealing with a busy household that includes two daughters – a precocious pre-teen and a rebellious teen – and a quirky son. But Hope begins to lose some of the control she holds so dear upon the arrival of Faith, whose outrageous antics have a way of engulfing the people around her. Can Faith adjust to life far away from the spotlight without turning Hope’s world upside down? Can Hope share a roof with her larger-than-life sister and still hold on to normalcy and order? Starring Faith Ford as Hope, Kelly Ripa as Faith, Ted McGinley as Charley, and Macey Cruthird as Hayley.

Hope and Faith Cancellation Details

Real hope and faith wasn't enough to keep this "Kelly Ripa" slow-motion vehicle crash alive. The sitcom did manage to seek out three seasons, but was ultimately canceled and Kelly continued with her Live with Regis Philbin early morning yakker, where she dumped Regis and brought in Michael Strahan, much to the chagrin of her husband.

Hope and Faith Broadcast Time

The show is transmitted weekly on ABC Television Network.

Silvercup Studios - East Studios

Long Island City, New York 11101
Directions: Take the MTA 7 train to Hunters Point Avenue. Then, it is about a 20 minutes walk towards 34-02 Starr Avenue.
Studio Information

Hope and Faith Ticket Information

Booking must be done three weeks in advance.

Hope and Faith Show Schedule

Hope and Faith tapes on Friday at 6:00pm.

Cast Members

Faith Ford
Kelly Ripa
Ted McGinley
Macey Cruthird
Jansen Panettiere

Producers

Executive Producers:

Guymon Casady

Emile Levisetti

Michael Edelstein

Co-Executive Producer:

Joanna Johnson

Production Credits

Production
Touchstone Television

Creative Team

Writer
Joanna Johnson