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Click rate of 68.5 cents per episode. In April 2001, NBC ordered a studio sneak peek of the pilot, which ran for four and a half hours, and declared "Hope for Hell" one of the best primetime original series of the year. However, the producers rebooted the show after NBC's decision to cancel the two-hour premiere episode of the series. Eventually, the first pilot was moved to Sunday nights after the network scheduled Fox's "Deadwood" to compete with the series, because NBC had no interest in a two- or three-hours-long premieres on that nights.

The series was the third in the series to feature three singers. It is the only show to feature a comedian in the lead-up to its second-season premiered, and is the first show to have the comedians appear on both the series' first and second seasons. The premier episode, "Only Living Twice", was the first to feature the singer-songwriters Anne Foy and Marie Glover. The farewell episode, performed on April 8, 2001, featured a guest appearance by Dave Attell. The fifth episode, a "Sunday Night" episode, featured both the musical and the feature actors, while the film version of the first episode featured the singers, in addition to the film actors. The latter episode, titled "Dreams & Tidings", featured Jania Sneddon, and Tani Natale and Donovan Crockett. The final season, which spanned one season and 8 episodes, was again produced by Studio Babylon Television (nowadays known as Studio NBC Entertainment) and Saban & Culbertson. The ninth and final season was produced by NBC Studios Entertainment.

Although it is the luckiest series, "Hopelessly in Love" was also very expensive. The producers spent millions to woo and attract the stars to come to town, paying them around $14 million for the series première and $24 million for their first two seasons. Notably, the show got the biggest buzz in the fan mail-order column and received a great deal of fan mail. The average siz.