Raven-Symoné to star in That’s So Raven spin-off! Isn't that an extremely exciting news?
This news is true, it ain't a hoax like the news about making of Friends movie and Mean Girls movie sequence were. Boy, we all fell hard for those, didn't we? Anyways, if you don't already know, Raven-Symoné announced the news about That's So Raven spin-off in a recent episode of The View herself.
Confirming the same, Raven said, "As you guys have noticed, I've been here on Fridays mostly, but that's because I've been working internally with the Disney company. I have a really big surprise you guys, and I'm very excited and I don't know if you've ever seen the show, but I used to do a show called That's So Raven and... and we're doing a That's So Raven II." Raven will return to the show as Raven Baxter, a divorced mother of two pre-teens, one of whom has inherited her ability to see into the future.
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Symoné will be departing her co-hosting role on The View later this year in order to concentrate on the upcoming series full-time. She's an executive producer for the show, that makes it even more serious a deal to give her best to the show. Casting is underway for the series. Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff will produce. Still, there's no word on Eddie and Chelsea. But, Disney Channel promises both "new and familiar characters."
Simon admitted, "I'm not the head of casting. All I can do is say I'm in it right now and we're gonna be going around the country finding those really really really good... good, talented females and males to be in the show." Well, we wish all the best to the talent-hunt team, but we can't stop but pray that the role of Raven's parents, Cory, Chelsea and Eddie is played by the same actors.
"Raven's brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel's success around the world," admitted Adam Bonnett, Executive VP Original Programming at Disney Channels Worldwide. "Her performance in That's So Raven is timeless. We now have our eyes on the future with her, and we're looking forward to telling more stories for a new generation with an adult Raven Baxter raising her young family."
That’s So Raven (which ran from January 17, 2003 to November 10, 2007) was one of Disney Channel’s brightest successes. That's So Raven was responsible for many firsts for Disney Channel: the series was the highest-rated series in the history of Disney Channel and the first series to garner more than three-million viewers; the third longest-running original series in Disney Channel history, the first Disney Channel series to reach 100 episodes, the first Disney Channel series to produce a spin-off (Cory in the House).
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We're going craaazzyyy over this news! Can't wait for the spin-off to air on Disney Channel already and make our adulthood great, too.