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Disney Channel Orders Sitcom ‘Raven’s Home’

Series Spun-Off From 'That's So Raven'

Disney Channel has officially greenlit “Raven’s Home,” the “That’s So Raven” spin-off starring Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol, who will reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels from the 2003-07 multi-camera family sitcom. Production is set to begin this month in Los Angeles for a scheduled premiere in 2017.

The logline: Geared toward kids 6-14 and their families, the series will pick up with Raven and Chelsea, 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.

Issac Brown (“black-ish,” “Miles from Tomorrowland”) 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 nine-year-old son Levi. Sky Katz (“America’s Got Talent”) also joins the cast as Nia’s best friend Tess.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Yikes!!!

    Yet another continuation of a show that was canceled for bad ratings…

    Amazing those executives keep their jobs for more than a week…

    • That’s So Raven had 100 EP’s so I wouldn’t say That’s So Raven had bad ratings.

      • These days, having 100 episodes is meaningless as to how high or low the ratings were.

        Shows nobody watches like New Girl or Supernatural have way over 100 episodes, yet fail to register in the ratings.

      • Yeah I agree ratings for Raven were nowhere near bad it’s still one of Disney’s Channel highest rated all-time comedies.

        • They’ve killed their ratings so much, older flops had bigger audiences than current pseudo-hits… 😉

          That’s why they think it’s a good idea to do continuations of old shows that they chose not to continue then because it made no economic sense.

          See the recent Prison Break continuation disaster for a great example (or the 24 continuation which flopped and got FOX to order a spinoff because they apparently believed it was a hit because they said it was…)