Raven Symoné has been in the game for a minute. And for those of us who have been following her career since her Cosby show days have believed for a long time that some of her best work came when she worked with the Disney channel for her show “That’s So Raven.”
And after a several years-long stint on “The View,” the former child star turned controversial commentator announced that she’ll be leaving “The View” to create a reboot of the show.
Today, on the show she announced:
“I’m excited and sad but mostly excited. I have an announcement to make. No, I’m not pregnant. 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. I used to do this show “That’s So Raven” and we’re doing a “That’s So Raven Too.” With no real title. There’s no title yet.
It’s Raven Baxter. I am a mother this time. I’m actually going to be a single mother raising two kids and one of them is going to learn that she has visions. And I’ve been working with the Disney channel people.”
In the spinoff, Raven’s character is a divorced mother of two preteens. Behind the cameras, she will also serve as an executive producer.
According to Variety, Symoné will be leaving the show because she’ll have to relocate to Los Angeles for the spinoff.
Variety also states that because there are already 8 rotating hosts, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Bila, Sunny Hostin and moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Raven will likely not be replaced.
When “That’s So Raven” premiered in 2003, it was the highest rated show among all children 6-11 and boys 6-11. Even in reruns and recent midnight airings, there are an average of 1.1 million viewers.
I think it’ll be a hit.
This announcement also made that think that it’s a shame Orlando Brown picked the past couple of years to let his demons act up and out on social media. This reboot could have been a great opportunity for him.
We certainly hope to see some familiar faces on the show.