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Disney Channel Orders ‘That’s So Raven’ Spinoff, Full Cast in Place

Raven Symone attends The Actors Fund Presents A Benefit Reading Of Proud Of Us And Other Short Plays By Wesley Taylor at New World Stages on November 14, 2016 in New York City.
Raven Symone attends The Actors Fund Presents A Benefit Reading Of Proud Of Us And Other Short Plays By Wesley Taylor at New World Stages on November 14, 2016 in New York City.

*Disney Channel has officially ordered the “That’s So Raven” spinoff “Raven’s Home,” a multi-cam series that continues the story of the comedy starring Raven-Symoné.

Production is scheduled to begin this month in Los Angeles for a scheduled premiere later this year, reports Deadline.

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Plans for the sequel were announced last year, with series star Raven-Symoné and Anneliese Van Der Pol attached to reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels. Raven announced at the time that she was leaving her then-spot on “The View” to work on the sequel.

Rounding out the cast are Issac Brown (“black-ish,” Miles from Tomorrowland) and Navia Robinson (“Being Mary Jane”) as Raven’s 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia, respectively, and Jason Maybaum (“Superstore”) who 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.

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.

As previously announced, Raven-Symoné will serve as an executive producer on the series. Longtime writer/producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever, Emmy nominees for R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour) will also executive produce.

The original series also broke new ground, with Raven becoming the first African-American woman to have her name in a comedy series title. At age 19, she also was named producer on the series. With “That’s So Raven,” she won four NAACP Image Awards and two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, among others The series also received a primetime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Children’s Program category.

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