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Faith is an Emmy award winner actress, who became broke after her character was killed on the show, The Sacred and the Sinful. She decides to move in with her sister, Hope, and her husbands and three kids. Hope is the conservative and reasonable sister while Faith always gets into troubles with her acting schemes. The show starts as Faith and Hope

ABC
3 Seasons, 73 Episodes
September 26, 2003
Comedy
5.6/10
Cast: Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa, Macey Cruthird, Ted McGinley
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Hope & Faith Full Episode Guide

  • After a loud, late-night dancing session by Faith and "The Gooch" pushes Hope and Charley over the edge, they suggest that the couple find their own home. Unfortunately Charley and Hope learn that a local real estate technicality makes Faith the legal owner of her garage apartment - unless she has paid them rent. So Charley tries to squeeze a single rent check out of Faith, but the truth comes out and Faith declares an all-out war on Hope and Charley to keep her place - and they join in an outrageous battle of one-upsmanship.

  • Faith complains to Dr. Lombard (Susan Sullivan) that Sydney thinks she's totally uncool and that Hope and Charley make her feel middle-aged. So when her therapist advises that one solution might be to change her living situation, Faith finds a place online and tells a horrified Hope and a delighted Charley that she's moving out. Upon arrival at her new home, however, Faith is horrified to discover it's a retirement community, but in typical Faith style, she quickly finds a silver lining to her situation. Meanwhile, Charley rents Faith's old room to someone he thinks is a dream tenant.

  • When the family finds Jay depressed on his birthday over his last break-up, both Hope and Faith jump at the chance to fix him up with a new girlfriend. Hope beats Faith to the punch, introducing him to Betsy, her pleasant, unexciting PTA friend. But Faith answers back with her sexy, spontaneous friend, Amber, whom she's intent on pushing on Jay. Although Faith initially gloats when Jay hits it off with Amber, she's shocked and embarrassed when she discovers Amber's hidden agenda, so she enlists Charley and Hope to help solve the dilemma.

  • Charley finds a skill of Faith's he can admire: She's a good bowler. So he asks her to be his partner in an upcoming tournament. Then he must figure out a nice way to dump his usual partner, the athletically challenged Hope.

  • When Faith finally gets her agent on the phone, he tells her to have new head shots taken. Charley offers to take them, and the agent loves them. He loves the photography, that is.

  • Hope and Faith are shocked to find "Handsome Hal" working as a clerk at the local convenience store. It seems that Hal has fallen on hard times, having been busted for running a scam at his car dealership. After Hope chastises Faith for gloating over his bad luck, Faith invites him to stay with her while he gets back on his feet. Faith immediately regrets her compassionate act when Hal takes over her bedroom and becomes just plain annoying, but then the odd couple decide that her acting talent and his people skills make them the ideal team to audition to be hosts of the Glen Falls morning show. Will the duo have that perfect TV chemistry?

  • Faith is surprised to spot her ex-husband, "The Gooch", in her yoga class, having returned from playing baseball in Japan. Although she is still attracted to him, she is shocked to discover he has adopted a Zen lifestyle -- forsaking his sports career, his car, his cell phone and sex for a life of celibacy and meditation. Hope encourages her to move on to other romantic possibilities, such as their attractive yoga instructor, Kiley. However, when Kiley and Faith get too close for comfort, "The Gooch" is overcome by jealousy and is forced to reveal to Faith the truth about his return from Japan.

  • Hope is stung when Charley laments that their love life has been non-existent for weeks. When she confides in her sister, Faith tells Hope that it's unrealistic to think married couples can keep the spark alive for years - only a sexy single like Faith can continue to have a sizzling sex life. Upset that Faith might be right, Hope invites Charley to meet her at a hotel. They have so much fun that their activities escalate, and they sneak around for days, fabricating lies to get Faith to do Hope's household and parenting chores. But even as she puts her own love life on hold, Faith brings her unique style to her new domestic responsibilities

  • Faith surprises the entire family with personal, extravagant Christmas gifts, including an expensive gold watch for Charley. When Charley realizes he forgot to buy a gift for his beloved employee, Hassan, Hope, inspired by Faith's generosity, encourages him to give Hassan his treasured championship watch. Later, Charley is furious when he discovers that the "gold" watch Faith bought for him is a fake. Feeling extremely guilty, Hope insists that Faith attempt to retrieve Charley's watch from Hassan, but in the end, Faith really surprises them with an uncharacteristically magnanimous gesture.

  • When Dr. Lombard suggests that Faith channel her energy into a creative outlet, she signs up for a poetry slam on the same night that Charley is set to receive an award from "The Optimist's Club." Hope, who is busy preparing for the Great American Bake Sale, is torn between which event to attend. When Faith's actions that night result in a rift between Hope and Charley, she concocts a misguided attempt to make amends, tricking them into a therapy session with Dr. Lombard.

  • Hope and Faith are surprised to spot their dad, Jack, in town earlier than expected for Thanksgiving. His suspicious behavior with his companion, a young man named Jay leads the sisters to jump to conclusions. They soon learn their father is harboring a secret about Jay, which has a huge impact on their family ties.

  • When Faith refuses to take her job search seriously, Hope and Charley suggest that she see a therapist - portrayed by Susan Sullivan - Who can help her straighten out her life. Faith resistant at first, but soon finds a way to use the doctor's advice to manipulate her family.

  • Faith is forced to pick up Hope's birthday gift for Charley after Hope is unable to make it. But Faith is too late and instead gets Charley an uncharacteristic shirt. Charley loves it and Hope fears she's too predictable these days. So Faith takes her to a strips aerobic class. However there are unexpected results when Hope prepares to shake it for Charley.

  • There's a neighborhood Halloween party contest between Hope and her neighbor Trudy but what can Faith do when she is invited to Trudy's party as the date for Trudy's rather attractive cousin?

  • When Faith crack a tooth she makes Charley treat her, despite the fact that they despise each other. or do they? The nitrous oxide he gives Faith makes her "a little baby," and what she says while she's under is very surprising indeed.

  • Faith confesses that she's tired of Hope nagging her about every aspect of her life - from parking tickets to her love life -- so a frustrated Hope vows to abstain from cleaning up Faith's messes. But Charley is the one who suffers when Hope redirects her energy to focus solely on him.

  • When Faith advises Sydney to use a death-in-the-family excuse to get an extension on her term paper, Sydney concocts an extraordinary story that Faith met a tragic end. The media circus that follows restores Faith's celebrity status on television and in the press; however, Faith's attempt to seize the opportunity to make a comeback goes awry when Hope becomes a media darling as her grieving sister.

  • When both men want an exclusive commitment from Faith, she resorts to everything from "Bachelorette" competition rules to a psychic's advise to help her choose between Larry, a handsome newscaster (Dean Cain), and charming former baseball star "The Gooch" (Mark Consuelos, Ripa's real-life husband).

  • Just as Faith's relationship with newscaster Larry (Dean Cain) begins to move into high gear, her old flame, "The Gooch" (Mark Consuelos, Ripa's real-life husband), suddenly shows up to complicate matters.

  • The ever-surprising Faith stumbles on a new gig as the weather woman at a local TV station and enjoys being pursued by a hunky newscaster, played by special guest star Dean Cain. But although Hope feels her sister is abandoning their new catering business, Faith feels equally neglected when Hope replaces her with a new, highly motivated assistant.

  • Some little white lies lead Faith to suspect Charley of having an extra-marital affair, so she enlists a reluctant Hope to help catch him in the act.

  • Hope is discouraged when her overbearing mother-in-law, Joyce, takes over the house and bonds with Faith. The situation worsens when Joyce decides to leave her indifferent husband and move in permanently, displacing Faith in the process.

  • Hope and Faith offer their catering services at the high school to prove that good nutrition can be cost effective, but Sydney is mortified by the presence of these new lunch ladies in the cafeteria. Things go from bad to worse when Hope and Faith begin to spy on Sydney, believing that she is involved in a romantic relationship with a teacher.

  • Hope finds it hard living in an upscale Manhattan apartment with spoiled children, a work-obsessed "husband" and, most surprisingly, Cynthia's live-in sister who does ALL the housework and won't let Hope life a finger. Meanwhile Faith's world is turned hilariously upside-down when she's ordered to do mundane, household chores by Cynthia.

  • When Faith and Sydney enter a mother-daughter fashion show, Hope and Hayley's competitive spirits are stirred and they decide to seize the opportunity to strut their own fashion savvy. But soon the fashion race gets down and dirty when dresses are slashed, the designers get covered with spray paint and a fight ensues.

  • When the sisters cater a party at a retirement home, Faith inadvertently helps a resident to escape, and Hope must work through trust issues with her irresponsible sibling.

  • Seeking an investor for her screenplay, Faith convinces Hope to team with her to cater a party honoring Glen Falls' richest resident, and the affair is hilariously disastrous. When the singer is delayed, Faith pulls double duty to provide the entertainment, as she and nephew Justin perform a duet.

  • Faith feuds with The Gooch's ex-girlfriend, Carmen, for his affection. And, after overhearing a life-altering message for The Gooch, Hope helps Faith scale a mountain to deliver the news to the man she loves.

  • Auto dealer Handsome Hal refuses to exchange Faith's lemon of a car unless she can get former baseball star, Gary "The Gooch" Gucharez, to do a commercial. Faith tricks the reluctant Gooch, but later regrets it.

  • Faith's efforts to keep Justin believing in Santa Claus backfire when she masquerades as Santa and gets stuck in the chimney. Christmas Eve turns into an even more comic disaster when Hope gets stuck trying to rescue her dizzy sister.

  • When Faith and Sydney get jobs together at a clothing store, Sydney decides to lose her virginity to the college-age manager, leading Hope and Faith to crash a frat party to keep Sydney from making a big mistake.

  • The family flashes back to Thanksgiving Day a decade ago, with Faith hosting a frenetic and hilarious holiday dinner in her fabulous Hollywood pad. She goes to great lengths to impress her parents, including posing as the girlfriend of "Beverly Hills: 90210" hunk Brian Austin Green, who has left Charley star struck. All hell breaks loose when family secrets are exposed.

  • Faith, in her wacky efforts to impress an attractive single dad, tries to make him think that she's also a single parent by claiming her young nephew, Justin, is really her son.

  • Faith practices motherhood on an electronic baby to prove to Hope that she can be responsible, but mayhem ensues when she accidentally exchanges the mechanical child for a real infant.

  • Hope and Faith upset their dad, Jack, when they try to prevent him from marrying Mandi when he truly loves Anne. But Jack insists on wedding the mother of his expected baby, unaware that Mandi is still involved with her boyfriend.

  • Hope and Faith play matchmakers between their dad and their gynecologist, Anne. But the budding relationship is in jeopardy when they discover Mandi-- Faith's former friend, Anne's patient and Jack's one-time fling -- is pregnant with Jack's child.

  • Hope and Faith are surprised to receive a Halloween party invite from a crazy neighbor woman (Carol Kane) whom they used to terrorize when they were children. The sisters' Halloween turns out to be truly scary when the woman tries to exact her revenge by trapping them in a torture chamber.

  • Charley's life becomes a living hell when Hope pressures him to hire Faith as the receptionist for his orthodontics office. When tensions mount, Charley and Faith make a childish bet over their prized possessions and manage to ruin Hayley's science fair.

  • When Justin's principal catches him smoking and Hayley steals the frogs from her biology class, Hope worries that everyone in town will think she's a bad mother -- a fear that is compounded when Faith attempts to rent an apartment from a lesbian landlord by passing herself and Hope off as lesbian lovers. When Hope's picture appears in the paper with the caption "local lesbian," her bid for three-time mother of the year is in jeopardy.

  • After Charley kicks Faith out of the house, she moves into a bedroom display in the mall. But when she and Hope try to hide from the mall guards, the sisters are accidentally locked in an armoire scheduled for overseas delivery. Meanwhile, Hope and Sydney try to deal with a coming-of-age issue for Hayley - the purchase of her first bra.

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