Raven-Symoné has confirmed she is leaving The View to produce and star in a That’s So Raven spin-off. In a recent interview, the actress said she will conclude her stint on the popular ABC daytime talk show and will begin working with the Disney Channel before the end of the year.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Raven-Symoné began acting at the age of two. Her earliest work included advertisements for Cool Whip, Ford, and Jell-O. However, she got her big break at the age of four when she was cast as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show in 1989.
Following the cancellation of The Cosby Show in 1992, the young actress was cast as Nicole Lee on the television comedy series Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. Over the next decade, Raven-Symoné also starred in numerous music videos and provided the voice of Monique on the animated television series Kim Possible.
In 2003, the talented young actress landed the starring role in the Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven. As described by IMDB, Raven-Symoné played a teenager with psychic powers, who often got into trouble when attempting to make her visions come true.
According to Raven-Symoné, the That’s So Raven spin-off has not yet been named. However, as reported by Us Weekly, the new series will feature Raven Baxter as a single mother raising two children. According to reports, Baxter will discover one of her children inherited her psychic powers during the program’s pilot episode.
Following the conclusion of the original That’s So Raven in 2007, Raven-Symoné guest-starred in several television series and starred in numerous films and television movies. Biography reports she also explored her musical talent and released a total of four studio albums throughout her music career.
In June 2015, Raven-Symoné joined the cast of The View. As she is notoriously outspoken about her personal beliefs, the talented actress often butted heads with the program’s other hosts. Although rumors have suggested she would soon be dismissed from the show, Raven insists the decision to leave The View was hers alone.
Raven-Symoné has demonstrated her diverse talent as an actress, a singer, a voice actress, a producer, and a talk show host. However, her latest endeavor will take her back to the Disney series that made her famous.
In an official statement about the That’s So Raven spin-off, Disney Channel Worldwide executive Adam Bonnett said he is confident the new series will be a success.
“Raven’s brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel’s success around the world… 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.”
As reported by E! News, the That’s So Raven spin-off will be written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and Raven-Symoné will be the executive producer. Without a formal name, Raven is simply referring to the series as That’s So Raven 2.
— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) October 27, 2016
Throughout her career, the 30-year-old actress has been honored with numerous awards, including five Image Awards, two Kids’ Choice Awards, one TV Land Award, and three Young Artist Awards. She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, a Gracie Allen Award, three NAMIC Vision Awards, and four Teen Choice Awards.
— Mashable (@mashable) October 27, 2016
Although she will finish out the year on The View, Raven-Symoné is excited to work on the That’s So Raven spin-off. Raven is following in the footsteps of her View co-host Candace Cameron Bure, who is starring in the Full House spin-off Fuller House.
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