Disney Channel Renews ‘Raven’s Home’

Disney Channel has greenlit a second season of comedy series Raven’s Home, the network announced Tuesday.

The series, a spinoff of the network’s successful 2000s series That’s So Raven, features Raven Symoné reprising her role as Raven Baxter from the original series. The July premiere of Raven’s Home was the top cable Tv series premiere in two years among kids 6-11, Tweens 9-14 and Kids 2-11, said network officials.

Symoné serves as executive producer of the series along with Dava Savel (That's So Raven, Will and Grace) and Michael Feldman (That's So Raven, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn). The series also stars Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, Sky Katz and Anneliese van der Pol.

"We are incredibly proud of our first season and the fact that Raven has returned home to Disney Channel in a very big way,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide in a statement. “The entire cast and crew have delivered a classic family sitcom that kids and families will be watching for many years to come.”

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