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That's So Raven
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Created by Michael Poryes
Susan Sherman
Starring Raven
Orlando Brown
Kyle Massey
Anneliese van der Pol
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (1-3)
Rondell Sheridan
Theme music composer John Coda
Opening theme "That's So Raven", by Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown and Anneliese van der Pol
Ending theme "That's So Raven (instrumental)" (used in seasons 1–3 and most episodes of season 4)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 100 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Poryes (season 1)
Sean McNamara (seasons 1–3)
David Brookwell (seasons 1–3)
Dennis Rinsler
Marc Warren (season 3+)
Raven-Symoné (season 4)
Location(s) Sunset Gower Studios
Hollywood Center Studios
Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Videotape; multi-camera
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Channel Original Productions (entire run)
Brookwell McNamara Entertainment (seasons 1–3)
That's So Productions
Warren & Rinsler Productions (both; season 4)
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Picture format 480i
Original run January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17)  – November 10, 2007 (2007-11-10)
Chronology
Followed by Cory in the House (2007–2008)
External links
Official website
This article is about a teen sitcom series. For similarly titled TV series, see Raven (disambiguation).

That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the Disney Channel on January 17, 2003, and ended its run on November 10, 2007. The show spawned Disney Channel's first spin-off series, Cory in the House. The series was nominated in 2005 and 2007 for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Programming.[1]

The show was set in San Francisco and revolved around teenager Raven Baxter, played by Raven-Symoné, her friends Eddie (Orlando Brown) and Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol), her family members; mother Tanya Baxter (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh) father Victor Baxter (Rondell Sheridan) and brother Cory (Kyle Massey). The title character drew on her psychic powers, ingenuity, and talent as a fashion designer as well as a variety of disguises to get into and out of amusing adolescent and pre-adolescent situations.

Reruns of episodes aired on the ABC Kids Saturday morning segment of Disney-owned ABC broadcast network in the United States until August 27, 2011, when the block was discontinued. No announcement was made as to whether the show would get complete season releases on DVD. That's So Raven garnered higher ratings than any other Disney Channel show.[2]

Production[edit]

The name for the main character changed several times prior to production, starting with Dawn Baxter in a show named The Future Is on Me. Names changed to Rose Baxter in a show called Absolutely Psychic but finally settling on Raven Baxter when actress Raven-Symoné won the lead part, with the show titled That's So Raven. Symoné originally auditioned for the role of the best friend, Chelsea, but was changed due to ratings. Raven-Symoné was credited simply as "Raven" throughout the series.

The show filmed a special pilot episode on April 12, 2001 and the first season was filmed from November 9, 2001 – June 2002.[3] The first season premiered on Family Channel in Canada in December 2001, on Disney Channel UK in September 2002 and in the United States on January 2003.

That's So Raven was responsible for many firsts for Disney Channel: the series was the highest-rated series in the history of Disney Channel and the first series to garner more than three-million viewers; the third longest-running original series in Disney Channel history, the first Disney Channel series to reach 100 episodes, the first Disney Channel series to produce a spinoff (Cory in the House) and one of the first three live action original series, where the lead and most of the supporting main characters are minorities (The Famous Jett Jackson and Cory in the House being the others).

In addition, it was also the first Disney Channel sitcom to be shot on videotape, to use a multi-camera format, to be shot in front of a studio audience or use a laugh track,[citation needed] and to use the simulated film look created by FilmLook, Inc. (all of which has become standard on all Disney Channel comedies, though a 'filmized' appearance was given to all of the channel's videotaped sitcoms produced from 2009 onward, as the live-action Disney Channel Original Series begin being produced in high definition).

The first three seasons were produced by Brookwell McNamara Entertainment. The company later left at the end of season 3, being replaced by Warren & Rinsler Productions. Raven-Symoné then received a producer credit for the show's fourth and final season, with the credit being called "That So Productions". It became the first Disney Channel series to create a spin-off, Cory in the House, which followed her younger brother, Cory, as his dad became the head chef for the President of the United States, causing the two of them to move to Washington, D.C.

In the fourth season of That's So Raven and on Cory in the House, Victor states that Tanya (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh) is in England as a lawyer. The show shot its final few episodes in January 2006, but they weren't all aired until a year later, with the series finale airing in March 2007 and the second-to-last episode shown that November.

Opening sequence[edit]

The show's title theme song was written by John Coda, who also composed the music cues to signify scene changes and commercial breaks for this series as well as Even Stevens. It was produced by Jeffrey "Def Jef" Fortson and Christopher B. Pearman and was performed by Raven-Symoné, Annelise van der Pol and Orlando Brown.

Each season had opening credits composed of footage from the episodes of that season. Each season also made an exception to the guideline by showing footage from the previous seasons, most of the time when it was needed. For example, if footage being shown was of the characters dancing, then footage of a character or characters would be shown. When originally broadcast, season two followed the guideline, but when season three began airing, the opening credits from season two were inexplicably replaced with the opening credits from season three for daytime network rebroadcasts and subsequent syndication.

Each opening sequence, before going to the title card, always ended with the main cast being together (in clips that were not part of any episode). Seasons one, two, and three were of the Baxters sitting on their living room couch, and season four was of the Baxters (with the exception of Tanya), Eddie, and Chelsea coming down the Baxters' living room stairs.

At the end of the opening credits, Raven stands next to the title card and says, "Yep, that's me." This remained in season four, except with a new addition. Raven's catchphrase "Oh, Snap!" was dubbed in right before she says, "Yep, that's me."

Raven-Symoné performs most of the theme, while Brown performs a rap near the end of the theme and some scattered vocals in the beginning of the theme. Anneliese van der Pol sings the show's title in the chorus. A full-length version of this theme was heard in a music video which aired a few months before the show's U.S. premiere and also can be heard on the show's first soundtrack, released in 2004.

In Disney Channel Asia, an Asian version[clarification needed] of the show's theme song was made. The music video debuted on January 17, 2007, back-to-back with the 100th episode of That's So Raven. It also aired in China on CCTV as 那是因此掠夺.[2]

Episodes[edit]

The series is the third-longest running Disney Channel Original Series, with its popularity extending the show's contract from 65 to 100 episodes. The last episode produced was "The Way We Were", but then "Checkin' Out" was produced. Although it was chronologically the last episode, it did not air last; instead, "Where There's Smoke" aired last.

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 21 January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05) TBA TBA TBA
2 22 October 3, 2003 (2003-10-03) September 24, 2004 (2004-09-24) TBA TBA TBA
3 35 October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) January 16, 2006 (2006-01-16) TBA TBA TBA
4 22 February 20, 2006 (2006-02-20) November 10, 2007 (2007-11-10) TBA TBA TBA


Crossover with The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana[edit]

The episode "Checkin' Out" is the first part of a three-way crossover that continues on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and concludes on Hannah Montana. Raven Baxter meets Zack and Cody while visiting the Tipton Hotel to do a photo shoot promoting a fashion line for boys. During her stay, Raven upsets Cody with a psychic visions and London Tipton refuses to wear one of Raven's clothing designs until Hannah Montana arrives and shows an interest.

Characters[edit]

The cast of That's So Raven (seasons 1-3), (From left to right, above): Kyle Massey (Cory Baxter), T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (Tanya Baxter), Rondell Sheridan (Victor Baxter), (From left to right, below): Orlando Brown (Eddie Thomas), Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter) and Anneliese van der Pol (Chelsea Daniels).

Main[edit]

Actor/Actress Role(s) Seasons
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Raven Raven Baxter Main
Orlando Brown Eddie Thomas Main
Kyle Massey Cory Baxter Main
Anneliese van der Pol Chelsea Daniels Main
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh Tanya Baxter Main N/A
Rondell Sheridan Victor Baxter Main
  • Raven Lydia Baxter, played by Raven-Symoné (credited as Raven), is the main character. Aged 14 (Season one), 14–15 (Season two), 15–17 (Season three), 17–18 (Season four). A precognitive teenager. She has a sassy attitude, a grand personality, and is well known for her style. She also loves fashion, and designs her own clothing. She has friends and a loving family, and she goes to public school. However, on various occasions, she gets "psychic visions" about what may or may not happen later. She is only able to "see" a small segment of some future event, and she frequently errors on what it really means, in which case her attempts to change these events only end up making it happen or making it worse. Her main catchphrases are "Oh snap!", "Ya nasty!", "How ya'll doin'?", and "Oh, no he didn't!" She abruptly says, "I'm okay!" if she falls down in one of her disguises. And, if big guys throw her, she tells them to do it "gently!" In addition, when she disapproves of something, she exclaims "Gotta go!" When she makes an appearance on Cory in the House, her father exclaims, "You didn't get kicked out of design school because they don't give out refunds!", which shows she is attending design school. Raven is also a master of disguise, which fits in with her trouble-making antics and passion for becoming a fashion designer, like her idol, Donna Cabonna, whom she worked for as an intern. Raven Baxter is extremely allergic to mushrooms, and her favorite drink is orange juice. According to Chelsea, her favorite gemstone is diamond, her favorite vegetable is corn, and her favorite animal is stuffed. Often referred to as Rae, Raven does not enjoy nature or camping. She has appeared in every episode of the series, along with her younger brother Cory.
  • Edward "Eddie" Thomas, played by Orlando Brown, Aged 14 (Season 1), 14–15 (Season 2), 15–17 (Season 3), 17–18 (Season 4). He is Raven's male best friend. He is an aspiring rapper, and is a guard on the school basketball team. He is like a "big brother" to Cory Baxter and was commonly portrayed as playful, ambitious, loyal, girl crazy and quick to jump to conclusions. Occasionally, he says "Told ya! Told ya twice!" after he tells Raven not to do something that they both knew she would do. Another common catchphrase of his is "Holla!" after he finishes talking to his friends or girls that he likes. His parents are divorced, which is mentioned several times throughout the series. It is also said that he has a little brother. In one episode, Eddie and Raven begin to take a romantic interest in each other but eventually agree to remain friends.
  • Chelsea Ophelia Daniels, played by Anneliese van der Pol, Aged 14 (Season 1), 14–15 (Season 2), 15–17 (Season 3), 17–18 (Season 4). Often referred to as Chels, She is Raven's female best friend. She is an environmentalist, vegetarian, and closet artist. She is portrayed as being clumsy and dimwitted (although the first two seasons portray her to be just as smart as Raven, but to extreme limits); at times, her stupidity is so potent that she is frequently oblivious to what should be obvious and unable to discern sarcasm from sincerity. She usually uses the catchphrases "That makes more sense!" or '"This is awkward!" She also likes to make jokes, which only she would laugh at. Despite her apparent lack of common sense and intelligence, she has a few surprises up her sleeve—such as occasionally knowing certain "smart" things, which usually tends to surprise everyone else. In Season 1, it is revealed that Raven and Chelsea's friendship goes all the way back to when they were in pre-school, but she was also shown to be dimwitted back then because she did not notice Raven blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. It should also be noted that Chelsea was just as caring when she was young as she is now because one of her unfulfilled wishes on that same birthday was to stop global warming. She is quite similar to Newt (from Cory in the House) in personality. She is very passionate in saving the environment and caring for the animals, and also much more spiritual compared to Raven who can be materialistic. In earlier episodes, Cory has a huge crush on her and unsuccessfully pursues her. Occasionally, Chelsea refers to a specific relative, Cousin Earl, at times. Her parents are Therapists. She also has a dog named Sam.
  • Cory Baxter, played by Kyle Massey, Aged 10 (Season 1), 10–11 (Season 2), 11–13 (Season 3), 13–14 (Season 4), is Raven's younger brother who sometimes acts as the main antagonist of the series. He and Raven often argue, but in the long run, they care deeply for each other. Even as he gets older, he claims that playing pranks on Raven is one of his guilty pleasures. Cory has two best friends, William and Larry. Together, the 3 boys form the band Cory and the Boys, with Cory as the drummer and lead singer, while Larry is the guitarist. William starts out playing the clarinet, and then plays the keyboard. The band has one song: "Feelin' the Love". Cory is an aspiring businessman. He is shown to be obsessed with money, and often creates "get-rich-quick" schemes behind his parents' backs, in which he always gets into trouble. Cory also has a close relationship with his pet rat, Lionel. Earlier in the series, he had a crush on Chelsea. His catchphrase is "Cha-ching". He and Victor are the main characters in the spin-off series Cory in the House. He has appeared in every episode of the series, along with his older sister Raven.
  • Victor Baxter, played by Rondell Sheridan, is the father of Raven and Cory, and husband of Tanya. He starts out as a chef in a restaurant, but he later opens his own restaurant, The Chill Grill. His biggest rival is Leonard Stevenson. In Cory in the House, he gets a job as the President's chef, and it is unknown what became of his restaurant. His catchphrases are "Here comes the pain!" and "I'll go pack!" (Cory in the House)
  • Tanya Baxter, played by T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (seasons 1–3), is the mother of Raven and Cory, and wife of Victor. She is a firm, but fun and caring mother who, despite the antics of her children, is always there for them. She halted her studies to raise her family, but decided once the children were older to continue studying law. Before that, she briefly worked as Raven's English teacher at the request of Raven's school principal. Her catchphrase is "Momma like!" She has a very competitive nature to her personality. It's learned that her mother, Viv, is also psychic. In season 4, Tanya is not present, saying that she went off to England to attend law school. On Cory in the House, she is still in England and she did not visit Cory and Victor but has been mentioned.

Recurring[edit]

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4
Rose Abdoo Señorita Rodriguez Recurring
Lil' J Devon Carter Recurring
Adrienne Bailon Alana Rivera Recurring
Erica Rivera Bianca Recurring
Ashley Drane Muffy Recurring
Andrea Edwards Loka Recurring
Frankie Ryan Manriquez William Recurring
David Henrie Larry Recurring
Bobb'e J. Thompson Stanley Recurring
Sydney Park Sydney Recurring
Anne-Marie Johnson Donna Cabonna Recurring
Jodi Shilling Tiffany Recurring
Señorita Rodriguez, played by Rose Abdoo
Señorita Rodriguez is the Spanish teacher at Chelsea Daniels, Eddie Thomas, and Raven Baxter's school. She also sponsors the Bayside Barracudian newspaper. Other roles she has taken on include teaching the "Drama Club", advising the "Bayside Outdoor Club", and creating/leading the "FLUB" (Future Leaders United in Business) Club. Retailers say she takes too many freebies. She has appeared in several episodes throughout the series. Whenever she is in a conversation with someone, she quickly gets their hopes up with positive responses, followed by a sly laugh, and an abrupt "NO!" with a negative tone—her catchphrase.
Devon Carter, played by Lil' J
Devon Carter is Raven's steady boyfriend from Seasons 2–4. He previously had braces on his teeth and bad acne, and was known as "Bucktooth Carter". After he had his braces removed and his face "cleared up" over the summer, and came back to school, Raven and Alana were constantly fighting to be his girlfriend. He eventually becomes Raven's boyfriend, and continues to be, even after he moves to Seattle. Although he and his family move to Seattle, he still sees Raven occasionally (when his father visits San Francisco on business trips). Even though they say they are each other's "only love", we also see Raven have numerous crushes between Devon's visits. Devon has a little sister named Nadine who is sweet and innocent when he's around, but Nadine is revealed to be extremely bratty behind his back.
Alana Rivera, played by Adrienne Bailon
Alana was Raven's former best friend until the 4th grade when Raven won the lead role, the "Tooth Fairy", in a school play. She finds great pleasure in teasing and bullying Raven. She hangs out with her posse, which includes followers Muffy and Loka. She was first introduced in Season 2 in the episode "Run, Raven, Run". In the same episode, we learn that Alana and Raven were previously friends in elementary school, but a fourth grade school play had them both competing for the role of the Tooth Fairy (which Raven got, while Alana portrayed the tooth decay), and would ultimately end their friendship. Alana and Raven almost became friends again when Raven "teamed up" with Alana's posse (in the episode "Clothes Minded"), which happens after Chelsea and Eddie do not support Raven's school "protest". In the episode "Run, Raven, Run", Raven and Alana briefly become friends until Chelsea reveals that Raven put chewing gum in Alana's hair. This causes her to get her head shaved and covered up. Alana, Muffy, and Loka also spend the night at Raven's house in the episode "Shake, Rattle, and Rae". In this episode, Raven and Alana almost become friends again, until Alana announces that "the score is 1–0". She was replaced in season 3 by Bianca (Erica Rivera), because, according to Muffy, she was so bad, she got sent to military school, while Bianca was so bad that she got kicked out of military school.
Bianca, played by Erica Rivera
Bianca is Raven's enemy in two episodes of season 3, she replaced Alana when she was sent to military school and she took over Alana's posse. She did not appear in season 4, she was maybe sent back to military school leaving Muffy as Raven's foremost enemy.
Muffy, played by Ashley Drane
Muffy is a member of Alana's (and, later on, Bianca's) posse. Her role in the posse is to record important events (like an organizer) and tends to explain what Alana (and, later on, Bianca) say which is usually brief. She took over as Raven's foremost enemy after Bianca left. There is some speculation that she might be psychic because she knows everything that Alana and Bianca are thinking. She also has a younger sister, Buffy, who is Sydney's age, and enemy.
Loka, played by Andrea Edwards
Loka is a member of Alana's (and, later on, Bianca's) posse. She is rough, and she did the "bad work" for Alana (and then Bianca). She is a tall girl, whom nobody likes to mess with. She is also romantically interested in Eddie; she likes to give him arm punches every time she sees him. She is obsessed with the boy band Boyz 'N Motion, and also loves s'mores, as seen in the episode "Shake, Rattle, and Rae". Unlike Muffy, Bianca, or Alana, it shows in later episodes (season 3), she doesn't have it out personally for Raven. She even shows compassion (briefly) for Raven in the season 3 episode "Boyz 'N Commotion". Loka is shown to be nicer than Muffy or Bianca in personality and somewhat became friends with Raven.
William, played by Frankie Ryan Manriquez
William is one of Cory's best friends. He is known to be very smart, and loves ducks. He is afraid of girls, and he can play the clarinet and keyboard. His classmates call him "Captain Brainypants". He "invents" many different gadgets in various episodes, such as the "remote-controlled refrigerator opener". He once does Raven's science project, in exchange for her designing him a new wardrobe to look "cooler". It has been implied that William is younger than Cory, but it is not known how much younger.
Larry, played by David Henrie
Larry is Cory's other best friend. He is Jewish, as revealed in the episode "Raven, Sydney, And The Man", when he invites Cory to his Bar Mitzvah. He is the guitar player in "Cory and the Boys". He also has a yellow sweater that he wears all the time during the winter, as mentioned in the episode "The Lying Game", although no other reference to this is made. He takes cotillion class, as revealed in the episode "Mad Hot Cotillion". He is also known to be over-worried, and slightly strange, at times.
Stanley played by Bobb'e J. Thompson
Stanley is Eddie's next-door neighbor, who is obsessed with Raven. He serves as the primary antagonist of the show, he has a frenemy relationship with Eddie and Cory, although he is usually seen scamming them. Stanley was originally brought in as a love interest for Raven's next-door neighbor, Sierra, but he becomes much more interested in Raven, and in one episode, Loka. Stanley is rude, obnoxious, mean, sarcastic, and deceptive to everyone. He is a young salesman, who usually tricks Cory into buying something that would eventually go wrong. Stanley is always trying desperately to get Raven to like him, but he suddenly leaves her alone after seeing her kiss Andre in the episode "Mr. Perfect". He loves to eat cheese sandwiches. He also competes against Chelsea in a ping-pong match, and loses. In the same episode ("Taken to the Cleaners"), he asks Victor to make him a cheese sandwich in the shape of a ping-pong paddle. His catchphrases include "My brotha!", which he exclaims whenever he is trying to "show someone up"; and "I may have said that, but I say a lot of things." This is a partial denial of his ability to be nice to other people. He appears primarily in Seasons 3 and 4, in the episodes "Opportunity Shocks"; "Taken to the Cleaners"; "The Grill Next Door"; "Mr. Perfect"; "The Four Aces"; "Driving Miss Lazy"; "Sister Act"; "Checkin' Out"; "Fur Better or Worse" and "When 6021 Met 4267". He also appeared in the Cory in the House episode "Uninvited Pest" when he covets the Presidential medal Cory was going to receive for his Young Businessperson of the Year project. He got into the "Up with Goodness" program, feigned an ankle injury, and stole Cory's presentation. It is also noted that he has a fear of bones, which helps Cory prove that Stanley faked the injury and stole his presentation.
Sydney, played by Sydney Park
Sydney is a girl at Bayside Community Center, whom Raven mentors. When they first meet, Sydney embarrasses Raven by constantly insulting her. However, when Raven learns that Sydney is a foster child, they quickly develop a friendship. Sydney is an aspiring comedian, and she even "performed" at Cory's "bro mitzvah" in the episode "Raven, Sydney, and the Man". Raven and Sydney are now very close friends, and even enter a Little Miss and Her Big Sis pageant. Raven and Sydney are often compared as sisters, although they are not actually related. In the episode "Rae of Sunshine" Sydney has trouble making friends so she embarrasses Raven again but then at the end, she makes friends without embarrassing Raven.
Donna Cabonna, played by Anne-Marie Johnson
Donna Cabonna is a world-renowned fashion designer, and Raven's arrogant, snooty, trashy boss. Her name is a parody of real-life designers Donna Karan and Dolce & Gabbana. Donna has started Raven as an intern, in which she is often stuck with many tedious jobs such as getting Donna her coffee and picking after her dog Coco. In one episode in Season 4, she makes Raven her "temporary assistant" when Tiffany goes on a business trip. Raven's full devotion to her boss causes Devon to break up with her, but they quickly re-unite after a brief talk. Donna has a boyfriend named Teddy (Richard Steven Horvitz), who is much shorter than her, with whom she plays "break-up and make-up" every weekend. Despite the many conflicts between Raven and her boss, Donna is very supportive of Raven and believes that she could go far in the fashion industry with her talents.
Tiffany, played by Jodi Shilling
Tiffany is Donna's "personal assistant", and Raven's primary nemesis in the fourth season. Ever since their first meeting, Tiffany and Raven do not like each other. On Raven's first day working for Donna (in the episode "Dues & Don'ts"), Tiffany lies to Raven by telling her that Donna Cabonna's office belongs to Raven. They are constantly "competing" to be Donna's favorite assistant. She apparently shares many similarities with Muffy.
The Juicer, played by Dan Mott
The Juicer is a nickname given to him for his strong hands "juicing" things. His real name was not revealed. He likes to squeeze kid's heads. He first appeared in season 4 in the episode "Juicer Consequences". He's somewhat a friend to Cory but not much a friend. He also guest starred in the spin-off show Cory in the House.

Cancelled film project[edit]

In 2010, to promote her latest film Vampires Suck, Anneliese van der Pol revealed in an interview that a That's So Raven film had been written but failed to go into production. "The storyline saw us going to France. [Raven] was going to start a fashion line in France. Eddie and [Chelsea] were going to fly out and meet her. Of course, something tragic happens. We have to rescue the situation." Van der Pol admitted that Raven's schedule at the time was booked solid for a year and the possibility of the film seemed unlikely. "But no, It's not ever happening. If I hear something, I will be the first to sign on." She also commented on reprising her role of Chelsea Daniels.[4]

Merchandise[edit]

The That's So Raven franchise has been modeled after fellow Disney Channel hit Lizzie McGuire. Raven has a clothing line, DVD releases, novels, bedroom sets, a perfume, a Girl Talk board game,[5] three video games[6] and two soundtracks, That's So Raven: Songs from and inspired by the hit TV show and That's So Raven Too!.

In February 2005, That's So Raven toys were featured in the McDonald's Happy Meal. In April 2005, a doll based on Raven Baxter was released[7] and another was released the following year.

In September 2005, the show also spawned a fragrance and an MP3 player. That same month, the clothing line was shipped to Macy's stores. As of 2006, That's So Raven merchandise had made $400 million.[8]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Series novelizations[edit]

  1. What You See Is What You GetSmell of Victory & A Dog by Any Other Name
  2. Rescue MeDriven To Insanity & Mother Dearest
  3. In Raven We TrustTest of Friendship & Saturday Afternoon Fever
  4. Step UpDissin' Cousins & Party Animal
  5. Family AffairIf I Only Had a Job & Teach Your Children Well
  6. 2 Good 2 B TrueTo See or Not to See & Ye Olde Dating Game
  7. Tell It Like It IsCampaign in the Neck & Separation Anxiety
  8. Dueling Divas'A Fight at the Opera & The Parties
  9. Showtime!Wake Up, Victor & A Fish Called Raven
  10. PsychedPsychics Wanted & Saving Psychic Raven
  11. Boyfriend BluesFour's a Crowd & Blue in the Face
  12. Be MineHearts And Minds & Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind
  13. The Real DealThat's So Not Raven & Run, Raven, Run
  14. Over the TopOut of Control & He's Got the Power
  15. Rebel RavenClothes Minded & Spa Day Afternoon
  16. SuperstarRadio Heads & The Road to Audition
  17. House PartyHizzouse Party & Leave It to Diva
  18. Queen of HeartsThere Goes the Bride & Royal Treatment
  19. Raven RocksA Goat's Tale & Boyz 'N Commotion
  20. Extreme FeverExtreme Cory & When There's Smoke

Video games[edit]

That's So Raven has spawned three video games:

Reception[edit]

The series premiere was watched by 3.5 million viewers, the first Disney Channel series to garner more than 3 million viewers. The most watched episode of That's So Raven is "Country Cousins", scoring 10.8 million viewers.

VHS and DVD releases[edit]

Volume releases[edit]

!# VHS and DVD title Episodes featured Release date Bonus features
1 That's So Raven: Supernaturally Stylish[9]
  • "If I Only Had a Job"
  • "He's Got the Power"
  • "That's So Not Raven"
  • "Boyz 'N Commotion"
December 7, 2004
  • "Supernatural" (music video)
  • "That's So Raven" (music video)
2 That's So Raven: Disguise the Limit[10]
  • "Art Breaker"
  • "Country Cousins (Part 1)"
  • "Country Cousins (Part 2)"
  • "The Grill Next Door"
August 16, 2005
  • Master of Disguises (featurette)
  • Visual commentary by Raven on selected scenes
3 That's So Raven: Raven's House Party[11]
  • "Opportunity Shocks"
  • "Double Vision"
  • "Too Much Pressure"
  • "Four Aces Club"
  • "Vision Impossible"
December 6, 2005
  • Never-before-seen episode
  • Bloopers and outtakes
4 That's So Raven: Raven's Makeover Madness (Only on DVD)[12]
  • "Pin Pals"
  • "Dues and Don'ts"
  • "Adventures in Boss-Sitting"
  • "Hook Up My Space"
  • "When 6021 Met 4267"
July 18, 2006
  • So You Think You Know Raven (Volume 1, trivia game)
  • The Cheetah Girls 2 sneak peek

Other releases[edit]

DVD title Episode featured Release date Bonus features
Disney Channel Holiday (only on DVD and VHS)
  • "Escape Clause"
November 1, 2005 N/A
That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana[13]
  • "Checkin' Out"
January 16, 2007
  • So You Think You Know Raven (Volume 2, trivia game)
Hannah Montana Volume 4: One in a Million[14]
  • "Run, Raven, Run"
January 28, 2008 N/A

Spin-off[edit]

Main article: Cory in the House

Cory in the House is the first Disney Channel spin-off and premiered on January 12, 2007. It was the one chosen out of the many pitched and proposed spin-offs that were to have aired after the completion of That's So Raven, including one about Raven going off to college. Originally Raven-Symoné was offered her own spin-off, but she declined it, therefore Disney Channel decided to give the spin-off to Kyle Massey.

The storyline involves Cory and his father Victor adjusting to life in Washington, D.C.; Victor has received a job as the Head Chef to the President. The show takes place while Raven is attending fashion college and Cory's mom is still in London.

The series is similar to its sister show, That's So Raven. Cory has two best friends, one a boy, Newton Livingston III (Jason Dolley), and one a girl, Meena Paroom (Maiara Walsh). Note that in That's So Raven, the main character also has two best friends, one a boy and one a girl. Cory attends a middle school in Washington, D.C. Also in the series, the president's daughter Sophie (Madison Pettis) constantly pesters Cory, like Cory did to Raven in That's So Raven. Cory also participates in crazy situations in which he learns a moral lesson and will most likely get punished. Candy Smiles plays in Cory's love life multiple times, and Stickler continuously spies on Cory, Newton and especially Meena.

In the episode "That's So in the House", Raven came to show designs of new tour guide uniforms to President Martinez (John D'Aquino). Unfortunately, she has a vision of a clock falling on the President, and tackles him, earning the Secret Service a chance to chase her around the grounds. Cory poses as his sister to display the uniforms, modeled by Newton and Meena. Raven is discovered outside the Oval Office window, and chased, until she actually does save Mr. Martinez from the clock. The episode ends with the credits sequence for That's So Pooshnick, a show from Meena's country about a psychic girl who can see the past and always ends up messing up trying to stop the vision from happening again.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2003 BAFTA Children's Awards International That's So Raven Nominated[15]
2004 BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Raven-Symoné Nominated[16]
Outstanding Comedy Series That's So Raven Nominated[16]
Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Children/Adolescent Program That's So Raven Won[17]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program Raven-Symoné Won[18]
Kids Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star Raven-Symoné Won[19]
NAMIC Vision Awards Best Comedic Performance Raven-Symoné Nominated[20]
Children's That's So Raven Nominated[20]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Raven-Symoné Nominated[21]
Choice TV Show: Comedy That's So Raven Nominated[21]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor Kyle Massey Nominated[22]
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Raven-Symoné Nominated[22]
2005 BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Raven-Symoné Nominated[23]
Outstanding Comedy Series That's So Raven Nominated[23]
Casting Society of America Best Casting – Children's Programming Joey Paul Jensen Won[24]
Genesis Awards Children's Programming That's So Raven Won[25]
Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Raven-Symoné Won[26]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special Raven-Symoné Won[27]
Kids Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Raven-Symoné Won[28]
NAMIC Vision Awards Best Comedic Performance Raven-Symoné Nominated[20]
Children's That's So Raven Nominated[20]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program That's So Raven Nominated[29]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Raven-Symoné Nominated[30]
Choice TV Show: Comedy That's So Raven Nominated[30]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Television Series – Guest Starring Young Actor Christopher Malpede Won[31]
Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series Orlando Brown
Kyle Massey
Anneliese van der Pol
Raven-Symoné
Won[31]
2006 Casting Society of America Best Casting – Children's TV Programming Joey Paul Jensen Nominated[32]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special Raven-Symoné Won[33]
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Eric Dean Seaton Nominated[33][34]
Kids Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Raven-Symoné Nominated[35][36]
Favorite TV Show That's So Raven Nominated[35][36]
NAMIC Vision Awards Best Comedic Performance Raven-Symoné Nominated[37][38]
Best Children's That's So Raven Won[38]
Teen Choice Awards TV – Choice Actress: Comedy Raven-Symoné Nominated[39]
Young Artist Awards Best Family Television Series (Comedy) That's So Raven Nominated[40]
2007 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Raven-Symoné Nominated[41][42]
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program – Series or Special Kyle Massey Nominated[41][42]
Raven-Symoné Won[42]
Outstanding Children's Program That's So Raven Won[42]
Kids Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Raven-Symoné Nominated[43][44]
NAMIC Vision Awards Children's That's So Raven Won[45]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program That's So Raven Nominated[46]
Writers Guild of America Children's Episodic & Specials Deborah Swisher ("Fur Better or Worse") Nominated[47][48]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor Kyle Massey Won[49]
2008 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special) Raven-Symoné Won[50]
Outstanding Children's Program That's So Raven Won[50]
Kids Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Raven-Symoné Nominated[51][52]
NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance – Comedy Raven-Symoné Nominated[53][54]

See Also[edit]

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