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.
Starring: Faith Ford,
Kelly Ripa, Ted McGinley, Macey Cruthird and Jansen Panettiere.
Co-Executive Producer/Writer: Joanna Johnson
Executive Producers: Guymon Casady, Emile Levisetti and Michael Edelstein
The show is produced by Touchstone Television.