Raven-Symoné Is Leaving The View For a That's So Raven Spin-Off

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The View, ABC’s long-running anarchist adaptation of the game musical chairs, will soon lose the youngest of its co-hosts, Raven-Symoné. It was announced Thursday that the actress will leave the daytime series by the end of 2016 to “develop and star in” a spin-off of That’s So Raven, the Disney Channel series in which she starred from 2003-2007.

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The new series will reportedly star Raven as a “divorced mother of two pre-teens, one of whom has actually inherited mom’s ability to see into the future (although, like Raven, the kid can likely only see just enough of future events to hilariously misinterpret them).” This synopsis reads to me as “The Girl Meets World formula worked, so we’re doing it again.”

In a statement, Disney Channel exec Adam Bonnett said:

“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.”

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In a statement I’m making up entirely, Joy Behar said:

“Which one was Raven? Will someone get me another coffee? It’s cold in here. Is anyone else cold? Where’s my phone?”

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DISCUSSION

Maybe it’s just because I was a little older when That’s So Raven came out, but it didn’t have nearly the impact on me that Boy Meets World did. That show was...just perfection, in so many ways, and such a big part of so many people’s childhoods, and I think that’s contributed a huge amount to Girl Meets World’s success. That’s So Raven just doesn’t have that emotional undercurrent that would carry a spin-off, I think. This isn’t go to go well.