Disney Channel Sets July Date For ‘Raven’s Home’ Premiere

Disney Channel announced it will launch its new comedy series Raven’s Home starring Raven- Symoné on July 21.

The series, a spinoff of the network’s popular That’s So Raven series, will debut after the premiere of the network’s Descendants 2 movie, according to network officials. Raven- Symoné reprises her role as Raven Baxter, now a divorced mother raising two kids. Anneliese van der Pol also reprises her role as Chelsea in the new series.

In support of Raven’s Home, Disney will make available all four seasons of That’s So Raven on the Disney Channel App and VOD beginning June 1, said network officials. Raven’s Home is executively produced by Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Best Friends Whenever), as well as Raven-Symoné.

"Raven is a one-of-a-kind, gifted performer and both she and Anneliese have an undeniable chemistry that we look forward to sharing with a new generation of kids and families,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide in a statement.

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