Where Nickelodeon reigned supreme in the mid-late 90s, the Disney Channel ably took over the mantle of most beloved kids channel in the early 2000s.
The slate of shows the pay-TV network managed to reel off – ‘Recess,’ ‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘Lizzy McGuire,’ ‘Kim Possible,’ ‘Even Stevens,’ not to mention the series of ‘High School Musical‘ movies – launched hugely successful careers of a swathe of extremely popular Hollywood stars.
But chief among those cornerstones of yr nostalgia is ‘That’s So Raven.’
Raven-Symoné‘s series about a teenage girl who receives psychic hallucinations that she determines to be visions of the future despite the fact that getting the reality timeline to lineup with the visions in her head more often than not wound up being a laborious process filled with pitfalls (almost as if IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE) originally ran for an even 100 episodes spanning early 2003 until late 2007.
Fast forward 10 years and Raven herself is now 31(!!!) and has enjoyed a solid amount of success and work since ‘That’s So Raven‘ wrapped a decade ago.
Turns out though the old well runs deep, and Disney is now officially keen to dig back into it.
The House of Mouse has announced that the OG series is getting an “all grow’d up” spinoff original series that’ll see Raven return to her eponymous roots.
‘Raven’s Home‘ will feature Raven as Raven in a brand new series focusing on her character’s life ten years after she last left screens.
The spinoff will focus on Raven and pal Chelsea (played by Anneliese van der Pol, also reprising her old role) as divorced single mothers raising their two families in “one chaotic household.” So you might say it’s a house that’s beyond full. It’s a ah… fuller house.
Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney, heralded Raven’s return to the network that first brought her notoriety.
“There is only one Raven – and for over 25 years, she has blessed audiences around the world with the greatest gift of all – the pure, unadulterated joy of laugh-out-loud funny. After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again.”
Raven left her seat on talk show ‘The View‘ late last year to work on the project, but today’s announcement makes it a very real thing.
Production on the series is set to begin in Los Angeles this month, ahead of a planned premiere at some point later in the year.