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ABC Family Picks Up Comedy Starring Raven-Symone

It appears as though Raven-Symone will be sticking around ABC Family. Among the series pick-ups posted by the network is a new comedy starring the former That’s So Raven star.

Symone, who won our hearts decades ago when she played Olivia in the later years of The Cosby Show, has gone on to have a very successful career as an actress on both the small and big screen. Last year she starred in an ABC Family original movie Revenge of the Bridesmaids on ABC Family and according to the information the network released today, she’ll be starring in a new comedy series for the network, which is set to debut later this year.

Don’t let the title fool you. The Great State of Georgia actually takes place in New York City and follows Symone’s character Georgia (get it?) and her friend as they attempt to make it in the big city. Here’s ABC Family’s official synopsis:

The Great State of Georgia, an ABC Studios Production, is a half-hour multi-cam comedy series starring Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger than life personality, and her science geek best friend, who try to make headway in New York City.The Great State of Georgia will be executive-produced by Kirk J. Rudell and Jennifer Weiner, author of the best-selling novels Good in Bed and In Her Shoes (Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette starred in the feature film version by the same name). Majandra Delfino (Roswell) also stars, as Jo and Meagen Fay (According to Jim) as Aunt Honey.

Kelly West
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