Monday, October 04, 2021

Disney Channel Orders Season 5 of Raven's Home; Freeform Picks Up Phoebe Robinson Comedy

Raven's Home

Disney Channel has ordered a fifth season of its hit sitcom Raven's Home, starring powerhouse entertainer Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter and Issac Ryan Brown (co-host of Disney's Magic Bake-Off) as her teen son, Booker. Entertaining kids age 6-14 and their families, Raven's Home will continue to follow the hilarious adventures driven by somewhat psychic Raven Baxter and her son Booker, who has inherited his mom's gift to catch glimpses of the future. A spinoff of the iconic Disney Channel comedy That's So Raven (2003-2007), season five welcomes Rondell Sheridan to the cast, who reprises his role from the beloved classic as Raven's easygoing and loveable dad, Victor Baxter. Also joining the cast are Mykal-Michelle Harris (ABC's mixed-ish) as Raven's young cousin Alice; Felix Avitia (Disney's Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything) as Neil, Victor's neighbor and Booker's high school classmate; and musician and singer Emmy Liu-Wang (Broadway musical Annie) as Ivy, a young neighbor who babysits Alice.

The new season will also mark a reunion for the creative team as Emmy®-nominated writer/producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Malibu Rescue, Disney's Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja), who developed the series, join Raven-SymonĂ© as executive producers, along with Anthony C. Hill (Family Reunion, Raven's Home). Production will resume this fall.


Phoebe Robinson

Freeform has ordered the half-hour comedy series Everything's Trash from executive producer and writer Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens, Portlandia) and Jonathan Groff (black-ish, Happy Endings). The series is produced by ABC Signature. Robinson's production company, Tiny Reparations, led by Jose Acevedo, will serve as nonwriting executive producer. Co-executive producer Chioke Nassor will direct. Starring Robinson and inspired by her bestselling book Everything's Trash, But It's Okay, the series follows Phoebe, a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. Forced to grow up when her older brother Jayden emerges as a leading political candidate, she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood.

The series also stars Jordan Carlos (First Wives Club) as Jayden, Phoebe's extremely intelligent, Blerd-y older brother with big dreams for his community, who has recently emerged as a leading political candidate. Their boundary-less relationship must change as Phoebe's wild yet entertaining behavior threatens to overshadow his Barack Obama-esque aspirations. Toccarra Cash (Station 19, Younger) will portray Malika, Phoebe's savvy, smart and beautiful "code-switch queen" podcast producer. As Phoebe's work wife and ride-or-die friend, Malika tries to balance wanting Phoebe to grow up with encouraging her to be messy because, hey, the mess pays the bills and is funny AF. Nneka Okafor (God Friended Me) will portray Jessie, Phoebe's sister-in-law, who's a former socialite-turned-feminist and college professor. Jessie worries that she is the only one in her in-laws' family that has the strength to let Phoebe know that some of her shenanigans are dangerous to her husband's career and too influential on her daughter. Moses Storm (Sunnyside) will portray Michael, Phoebe's BFF, roommate and friend since freshman year of college. He is a video game livestreamer who is not ashamed to promote his TikTok whenever he can. Michael is more than happy not to grow up and will be the playful devil on Phoebe's shoulder.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, May 21

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Tuesday, May 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - E! News has an interview with Jennifer at 11pm on E!.
  • Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest/Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Ink/Cheers) - Ted is joining Drew and they're chatting about working together on a film in Alaska, his new podcast with Woody Harrelson and celebrating his twenty-ninth wedding anniversary on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Drew is surprised by special guest Chelsea Handler who's joining her and Ross Mathews to cover topics at the news desk like the viral conversation over adults sleeping with stuffed animals on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Jameela Jamil (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin/The Good Place) - Jameela appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • The Cast of Good Times - Iconic 70s sitcom Good Times turns 50 and cast members Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter are back together on Sherri, so check your local listings.


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