Taking a little time to enjoy her signature sitcom! Raven-Symoné is leaving her role as cohost of The View to return as Raven Baxter in a spinoff of her Disney Channel series That’s So Raven, Us Weekly can announce.
Symoné, 30, will executive-produce and star on the updated series, which is currently in development and does not yet have a title. The Cosby Show alum will exit The View later this year after having joined the daytime panel series as a permanent cohost in June 2015.
The spinoff’s pilot episode centers on Raven’s life as a divorced mom raising her two preteen children, a son and daughter, one of whom has inherited her psychic powers.
“Raven’s brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel’s success around the world,” said Disney Channels Worldwide exec Adam Bonnett in a statement. “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.”
The Emmy-nominated sitcom, which costarred Orlando Brown (Eddie), Kyle Massey (Cory) and Anneliese van der Pol (Chelsea), ran for four seasons before signing off in 2007, becoming the network’s first series to hit the 100-episode mark. It has not been announced whether other members of the cast will return, and there is no word about a planned premiere date.
Reviving popular series has become quite a trend lately, especially for shows geared toward family audiences. Girl Meets World, a spinoff of Boy Meets World, launched in 2014 and is airing its third season on the Disney Channel. Meanwhile, Netflix has made something of a cottage industry out of this, with Fuller House, its Full House reboot, returning for its second season in December, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life bringing back the Gilmore Girls characters next month.
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