TV News: Hope, Creek, Money, Orphan

Raising Hope
Fox has announced that the fourth season of its comedy “Raising Hope” will be its last. The series comes to an end with an hourlong farewell on Friday, April 4th.

Producers indicate the fourth season finale was shot in a way that works as a series finale. The series, which has averaged 3.3 million viewers this season, is one of the few veteran comedies that Fox has opted not to renew. [Source: THR]

Battle Creek
Josh Duhamel has joined David Shore and Vince Gilligan’s new police drama “Battle Creek”. Duhamel plays Detective Milton Chamberlain, a nice-guy FBI agent from Detroit who teams with tough, impatient police detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Kal Penn, Janet McTeer, Edward Fordham Jr. and Aubrey Dollar also star in the series which has a thirteen-episode order. Bryan Singer is helming the pilot. [Source: Variety]

Young Money
Fox TV Studios has optioned journalist Kevin Roose’s bestselling non-fiction book “Young Money” to turn into a TC Series. Alfredo Barrios (“Burn Notice”) will write the adaptation.

The story chronicles the lives and exploits of young Wall Street bankers after the crash of 2008. From 100-hour work weeks and drug-fueled all-nighters, to secret frat parties and dating mixers – it was a world filled with excess and doubt. [Source: Deadline]