It appears that leaving “The View” behind for her Disney Channel roots has paid off for Raven-Symoné. The Disney Channel has just ordered her “That’s So Raven” spin-off to series. The spin-off which we now know is titled, “Raven’s Home” is a multicamera comedy that will follow Raven (Raven-Symoné) and Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol reprising her role), who are now divorced single mothers raising their two separate families in one chaotic but fun household full of friends. When one of Raven’s kids begins to show signs that they have inherited her trait of catching glimpses of the future, the already hectic household gets turned upside down, keeping even Raven on her toes.
“Raven’s Home” is scheduled to go into production this month in Los Angeles and will premiere later this year. Issac Brown (“Black-ish”) and Navia Robinson (“Being Mary Jane”) have been cast as Raven’s 11-year-old twins, Booker and Nia, respectively, and Jason Maybaum (“Superstore”) will play Chelsea’s 9-year-old son, Levi. Sky Katz (“America’s Got Talent:) has been cast as Nia’s best friend, Tess.
President and CEO at Disney Channels Worldwide, Gary Marsh released a statement saying, “There is only one Raven — and for over 25 years, she has blessed audiences around the world with the greatest gift of all — the pure, unadulterated joy of laugh-out-loud funny.After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again.”
“That’s So Raven” originally aired on the Disney Channel from 2003-2007. Raven-Symoné won four NAACP Image Awards and two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for her role. The series also was nominated for Best Children’s Program at the Primetime Emmys. At the time of its premiere, “That’s So Raven” was one of the highest-rated Disney Channel Orignal programs ever.
Raven-Symoné will serve as an executive producer on “Raven’s Home.”