Raven-Symoné Leaves ‘The View’ To Develop ‘That’s So Raven’ Spinoff

Raven-Symoné announced that she will be leaving The View to work on a sequel for That’s So Raven.

Raven will reprise her title role of Raven Baxter in the offshoot, which she also will executive produce. On the new show, Raven is a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future. The pilot is being written/executive produced by longtime writing/producing partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Best Friends Whenever).

“I’m excited and sad, but mostly excited, I have an announcement to make. No, I’m not pregnant.  We’re doing a ‘That’s So Raven II’ … I’m very excited.” – Raven-Symoné

That’s So Raven, Disney Channel’s first original multi-camera sitcom, told the story of Raven Baxter, a teen whose ability to glimpse flashes of the future often got her into hot water. It was a breakout hit for the network, setting ratings records with its January 2003 premiere, and ran for four seasons and 100 episodes.

The series broke new ground, with Raven becoming the first African-American woman to have her name in a comedy series title. At age 19, she also was named producer on the series. With That’s So Raven, she won four NAACP Image Awards and two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, among others. Additionally, Raven toplined the ABC Family comedy series State Of Georgia.

“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.” – Adam Bonnett, EVP Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide