Raven Symone Returns To TV

According to blacktalentnews, Raven Symone is on her way back to the small screen to star in another ABC/Disney production. The 24 year old actress will star in “The Great State of Georgia,” a show that centers around the daily life of a curvy southern girl (Georgia) trying to make it as an actress in New York City. Starring alongside Raven will be Brock Cuchna, Georgia’s high school boyfriend who tries to convince her to give up her dreams of super stardom and come back home with him.

The pilot was written by author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives). Symone, who landed her first regular TV role on The Cosby Show at age 3, worked non-stop for 18 years until the end of her sitcom That’s So Raven in 2007 when she took 2 years off. She returned to the business this summer as one of the two stars of the ABC Family movie Revenge of the Bridesmaid and went on to pitch the cable network a half-hour project with writer Yvette Lee Bowser for her to star in and produce. The two sides were in negotiations on it when ABC Family brass brought up Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia-born Symone was interested, leading to her getting her cast as the lead. With the casting of Symone, repped by UTA and the Collective, ABC Family is sticking to its strategy of tapping sitcom veterans as the leads of its half-hour comedies, a genre the network recently ventured into with Melissa & Joey, toplined by Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.


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Raven Comes Out Via Twitter

Actress Raven Symone has officially come out. The 27-year old former child star, best known for her roles on The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven, tweeted a message earlier today that officially ends all speculation about her sexual orientation.


We think it’s safe to assume Raven is referring to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, which was struck down back in June.

Raven’s personal life has been a source of intense speculation over the years. Back in March when she was spotted with a known lesbian, she quickly shut the media down, claiming her personal life was not open for discussion. “My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m dating to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life,” she wrote on her personal website.

Since coming out Raven has been bombarded with questions via Twitter, but has so far remained quiet.

All that’s left to see now is how her career will fare now that she has openly admitted to what we all kinda knew in the first place.

Raven Returns to Broadway

Former “That’s So Raven” star Raven Symone is heading back to Broadway. The 26-year old actress, who was last seen in the short lived ABC Family comedy “State of Georgia,” will take on the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier in the stage production of “Sister Act.”

The musical is based on the hit 1992 film made popular by actress/comidienne Whoopi Goldberg, who is also the play’s acting producer.

Raven is expected to start rehearsals in February and make her first stage appearance in late March.

‘State of Georgia’ May be Canceled

According to IMDB insiders, Raven Symone’s new ABC Family comedy, ‘State of Georgia,’ is currently in a state of flux.

Rumor has it the show, which debuted on June 29th and wrapped up its initial 12 episode run on August 17th, may not be coming back for a second season due to poor ratings.

The show originally debuted strong, pulling in an audience of just over 1.3 million viewers. However, ratings dropped with each subsequent episode, with the final two drawing an audience of just over 600,000.

ABF Family has not officially canceled the show, however loyal fans have already drawn up petitions and started a Save State of Georgia Facebook page in hopes of garnering enough public support to convince ABC to bring the show back for a second season.