Disney Channel has ordered a fifth season of “Raven’s Home,” starring Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter and Isaac Ryan Brown as her son Booker.
The spinoff series will continue to follow the adventures of the somewhat psychic Raven Baxter and her teen son Booker, who has inherited the same gift of catching glimpses of the future. Season five welcomes Rondell Sheridan to the cast, reprising the role of Victor Baxter, Raven’s dad. Also joining the cast are Mykal-Michelle Harris, Felix Avitia and Emmy Liu-Wang. Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff developed the series and join Symoné as executive producers, along with Anthony C. Hill. The series was created by Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman and is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc.
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Jackie Redmond will be joining WWE as the new co-host of “Raw Talk” and “Talking Smack” alongside WWE analyst and co-host of “The Bump” Matt Camp. Redmond will make her “Talking Smack” debut on Oct. 2 on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else. Redmond currently serves as host and reporter covering hockey for the NHL Network and Turner Sports. Previously, she spent six years as an anchor for Rogers Sportsnet in Canada as well as a host for studio programs such as “Sportsnet Central” and “WWE Aftermath.”
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Disney Plus and Disney Channel announced that Johari Washington, Ethan Hutchinson, Eugene Byrd, Kenneisha Thompson and Robert Manning Jr. have joined the season two cast of “The Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” which will premiere Jan. 2022 on Disney Channel and Disney Plus. The second season follows Griffin Campbell, Harper Dunn and Savannah as they discover more mysteries to unravel in the Tremont hotel. Season one series regulars Josh Braaten, Kelly Frye, Landon Gordon, Madeleine McGraw and Diandra Lyle are returning for the second season. Tracey Thomson, creator and writer, executive produced along with Charles Pratt Jr. The series is produced by Gwave Productions, LLC, and the first season is available on Disney Plus and DisneyNow. Watch the teaser for the second season below.
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