'House' wasn't the only show to have a shout-out crossover with a past TV series during premiere week.
While the Chance family was having breakfast in the pilot episode of 'Raising Hope', they saw the news bulletin announcing that the one night stand whom son Jimmy had bedded in his van, and who was now in their bathroom, was a serial killer.
Afterwards, the Channel 3 anchorman turned to the lighter side of the news:
"A small time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for has finally finished. And you'll never guess how it ended."
(singing): And I guess we never will.
Jimmy's Mom, Virginia Chance, unplugged the TV at that point and clobbered Lucy Carlysle (aka Joan Doyle) over the head with it as she sat back down at the kitchen table.
That last news story was O'Bviously a reference to Earl Hickey, the main character from Greg Garcia's last TV show, 'My Name Is Earl'.