The Disney Channel Is Bringing Us A That’s So Raven Spin-Off. Here’s The Original Cast, Then And Now

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Image: via Aviard
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If you were a kid from 2003 to 2007 and had access to the Disney Channel, you almost certainly watched That’s So Raven. Indeed, the show, which followed the adventures of a psychic teen played by Raven-Symoné, was incredibly popular. It even spawned a spinoff, Cory in the House. But time passed, and for nine years children’s television was a Raven-less wasteland – until October 2016, that is. That’s because on her show The View Raven-Symoné announced that the show would be back, starring her as a parent this time. Exciting news! But what have her supporting cast been doing while waiting for the comeback call?

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Image: via The Odyssey Online / MARC BRAIBANT/AFP/Getty Images

20. Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter)

Raven-Symoné, who appears to have barely aged at all, kept herself busy after Raven finished. In fact, she made the transition from child star to adult entertainer with relative ease. In 2015, moreover, she began hosting The View. And during the year before that, she had finally come out as gay, explaining that because she had been “sold as the Raven-Symoné brand” for so long, it had been a difficult journey for her.

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Images: via Mirror / via ET Online
Image: via The Mirror / via ET Online

19. Orlando Brown (Eddie Thomas)

Unfortunately, if there’s one person who will probably be absent from the new Raven show, it’s Orlando Brown. In his teens he played Raven’s best friend Eddie, but as an adult he went off the rails and was arrested in 2016 for drug possession and alleged domestic battery. However, he still insists that the new show can’t go ahead without him.

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