Hope & Faith

Hope & Faith
Genre Sitcom
Created by Joanna Johnson
Starring Faith Ford
Kelly Ripa
Ted McGinley
Nicole Paggi
Megan Fox
Macey Cruthird
Jansen Panettiere
Paulie Litt
Theme music composer Jon Gilutin & David Rice
John Swihart & Alissa Moreno
Scott Schreer
Composer(s) Scott Schreer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 73 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Joanna Johnson
Emile Levisetti
Gil Junger
Guymon Casady
Geyer Kosinski
Nastaran Dibai
Jeffrey B. Hodes
Camera setup Film; Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Industry Entertainment
Touchstone Television
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26) – May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)

Hope & Faith is an American television sitcom, starring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa as Hope Shanowski and Faith Fairfield. Hope is a homemaker and mother of three and Faith is her sister, a soap opera star whose character is killed off, leading her to move in with Hope and her family in the fictional town of Glen Falls, Ohio. It originally aired on ABC from September 26, 2003 to May 2, 2006. During its first and second seasons, the series was part of the revived TGIF comedy block.

Hope & Faith was created and produced by Joanna Johnson, who loosely based the premise on her own life as a former cast member of The Bold and the Beautiful. The series was primarily filmed at New York City's Silvercup East, a sister studio to Silvercup Studios. In May 2006, ABC announced that Hope & Faith had been cancelled after three seasons.[1]


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.[2] In May 2006, ABC announced that the show would be cancelled when it unveiled its fall 2006 line up.[1]

All 73 episodes were picked up by the U.S. television network WE tv.

Hope & Faith was shown for a short time in the UK on the digital-only channel ABC1, which closed in 2007. The show is also shown in Latin America, Fiji, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark and in Ireland on RTÉ. In Australia, Hope and Faith airs reruns on Channel Ten's Afternoon schedule.

US Ratings
Season Episodes Premiere Season finale Viewers
(in millions)
1 2003–2004 25 September 23, 2003 May 14, 2004 8.2[3] #77[3]
2 2004–2005 26 September 24, 2004 May 6, 2005 6.9[4] #98[4]
3 2005–2006 22 September 30, 2005 May 2, 2006 5.8[5] #103[5]


Recurring characters

Notable guest stars


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 25 September 23, 2003 May 14, 2004
2 26 September 24, 2004 May 6, 2005
3 22 September 30, 2005 May 2, 2006

Reruns and syndication

Shortly after the series was canceled, WE tv acquired the cable syndication rights to Hope & Faith and it debuted in August 2006, lasting through May 2010. It can be seen on CMT and ABC Spark in Canada. The show had also been aired on RTÉ One and RTÉ Two in Ireland, and ABC1 in the UK. As of 2014, it is unknown if another cable network will pick up the series.

DVD release

On March 31, 2009, Lionsgate Home Entertainment (under license from ABC Studios) released Season 1 of Hope & Faith on DVD in Region 1.[7]

Season Episodes Release date
Season 1 25 March 31, 2009
Season 2 26 TBA
Season 3 22 TBA

International versions

A Turkish adaptation of the series, titled Belalı Baldız, began in September 2005 on ATV. Lead actors and actresses are Berna Laçin (Hope), Nurgül Yeşilçay (Faith) and Kenan Işık (Charlie). Reruns began in July 2008 on TürkMax.

International syndication


  1. 1 2 Archived May 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "ABC Schedules 'Alias' Endgame". Zap2it. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  3. 1 2 "Viewership numbers of primetime programs during the 2003-04 television season". Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved on 2007-11-06.
  4. 1 2 "Season Program Rankings from 09/20/04 through 05/22/06". ABC Medianet. May 24, 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-03.
  5. 1 2 Archived July 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0604858/reference
  7. "Hope & Faith DVD news: Package Art for Hope & Faith - Season 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
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