Reboots, revivals, and spinoffs are all the rage on TV nowadays, and networks large and small are bringing old shows back again for another go. Disney Channel is getting in the game in a big way with its upcoming spinoff of the 2003-2007 sitcom That's So Raven. Disney confirmed the spinoff in a pretty fun way: via social media. Take a look:
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Disney's PR Instagram account shared a photo of Raven looking shocked to announce that the spinoff is finally moving forward on Disney Channel, and will evidently be called Raven's Home. The psychic shenanigans of Raven and her pals clearly aren't over just yet, and we can bet that there will be just as many hijinks (and costume changes) in the spinoff as there were in the original. After all, age doesn't change everything about a person, and Raven had a pretty distinct personality.
Luckily, we do have more info than just what we got from the photo caption. We can confirm that Raven-Symone and Anneliese Van Der Pol will reprise their roles as teenage BFFs Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels for Raven's Home. The two pals - now grown up and with families of their own - will both be divorced single moms who move into the same house to raise their kids together. Raven's kids are 11-year-old twins Booker (Issac Brown of black-ish and Miles from Tomorrowland) and Nia (Navia Robinson of Being Mary Jane, and Chelsea's child is 9-year-old Levi (Jason Maybaum).
There's already plenty of chaos in the household thanks to the three kids, but things get more complicated (and undoubtedly more crazy) when one of Raven's twins starts showing signs of the same psychic abilities that led to so many adventures for Raven and Chelsea when they were teens. The new twist will throw even the experienced Raven for a loop, and I'm guessing the two moms will get a taste of what they put the adults through back when they were youngsters.
Production on Raven's Home will begin this month, and the series is slated to premiere at some point later in 2017. What better way to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of That's So Raven's series finale than with Raven's Home's premiere? Disney Channel is aiming for an audience comprised of kids between 6-14 and their families. Raven-Symone is on board to executive produce as well as star in the new show.
All things considered, Raven's Home sounds a lot like Netflix's Full House sequel series Fuller House, just with a psychic twist and no deceased spouse to sadden the leading lady. Hopefully it will be able to recapture the magic that made That's So Raven such a hit with viewers during its four seasons on the air. We'll have to wait and see.
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