Raven-Symoné to exit 'The View' for Disney Channel's 'That's So Raven' spinoff

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Another host is set to depart "The View."

Raven-Symoné is leaving the ABC daytime talkshow by year's end to develop a spinoff of her comedy series "That's So Raven" for Disney Channel, Variety has learned.

Symoné will relocate from New York City to Los Angeles for the spinoff, in which she's set to star and serve as an executive producer. She will reprise her role as the psychic Raven Baxter, who was last seen as a teenager on the show that ran on Disney Channel from 2003 to 2007.

As for "The View," Symoné's departure is not a surprise. She was already being phased out this season, only appearing about once a week. But with the show having endured a revolving door of host changes in the past few years, ABC sought to find a low-key exit for the actress. It's understood that Symone's departure will be addressed at the start of today's edition of "The View."

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FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, actress Raven-Symone attends the Broadway opening of "An Act Of God" at Studio 54 in New York. Raven-Symone is now officially a co-host of "The View." After 37 appearances as guest co-host on the weekday talk show, she joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately. Her co-panelists made the announcement on Wednesday's edition. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Raven Symone attends 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for GLSEN)
Raven Symone, left, appears at the curtain call after her first performance in Broadway's "Sister Act" in New York, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Raven Symone attends the after party celebrating her first performance in Broadway's "Sister Act" in New York, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Raven-Symone arrives at the 2011 TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 10, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Raven-Symone attends NBCUniversal's 69th Annual Golden Globes Viewing and After Party Sponsored By Chrysler and Hilton held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Actress Raven Symone attends the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Raven-Symone attends Glitz and Glam Gala Presented by Grey Goose Vodka at The Louisville Palace Theater on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jeff Gentner/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
Actress Raven Symone poses for photographers at the ceremony to unveil Tinker Bell's 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' star in Hollywood on September 21, 2010. Tinker Bell made her Disney debut in the Studio�s 1953 animated classic, and immediately winged her way into the hearts and imagination of moviegoers the world over. She went on to become an important part of the landmark Disney TV anthology, �The Wonderful World of Color,� and got each show off to a flying start along with host Walt Disney. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actress Raven-Symone arrives at 7th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at MILK Studios on September 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Hollywood, UNITED STATES: Actress Raven Symone arrives for the premiere of Wild Hogs, 27 February 2007 in Hollywood,California. The film presents the story of a group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure, who hit the open road only to get more than they bargained for when they encounter a gang called the Del Fuegos. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Symone's departure comes as "The View" has made an effort to focus more on national politics given the extraordinary course of the presidential race. Brought on in 2015 the be the show's millennial voice, politics have never been Symoné's forte, so she's gotten less screen time while other contributors such as Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin have been more prominent.

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With eight co-hosts currently rotating through "The View," it's unlikely Symoné will be replaced.

Insiders say ABC has been looking for ways to trim down the panel, which currently features seven other players, in addition to Symoné with Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Bila, Hostin and moderator Whoopi Goldberg.

In fact, on a recent episode, Goldberg even made the point that she hadn't seen Symoné in a long time.

On the untitled "That's So Raven" spinoff, Symoné's Raven is now a divorced mother of two pre-teen kids, one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

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THE VIEW - Naomi Campbell visits 'THE VIEW,' 3/30/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, NAOMI CAMPBELL, RAVEN-SYMONE´, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - The cast of 'Fuller House' visits 'THE VIEW,' 2/26/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS
THE VIEW - 'The View's' Karaoke Contest airs today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The co-hosts sing their favorite hits with surprise guest, Jennifer Holliday while L.A. Reid and Boy George judge. 'THE VIEW' airs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, BOY GEORGE, L.A. REID
THE VIEW - Jimmy Kimmel (ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!') is the guest on 'The View,' Monday, May 16, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, JOY BEHAR, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JIMMY KIMMEL, PAULA FARIS, SUNNY HOSTIN
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THE VIEW - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visits 'THE VIEW,' 4/25/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, JOY BEHAR, PADMA LAKSHMI, MICHELLE COLLINS, PAULA FARIS
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THE VIEW - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visits 'THE VIEW,' 4/25/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) PADMA LAKSHMI, MICHELLE COLLINS, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Guests include John Cena; Joey Lawrence; Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (ABC's 'Black-ish') airing Wednesday, April 13, 2016 on ABC's 'The View.' 'THE VIEW' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MICHELLE COLLINS
THE VIEW - 'The View's' Karaoke Contest airs today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The co-hosts sing their favorite hits with surprise guest, Jennifer Holliday while L.A. Reid and Boy George judge. 'THE VIEW' airs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, VANILLA ICE
THE VIEW - The cast of 'Shark Tank' appears on 'THE VIEW,' (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing Tuesday, 4/12/16 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, ROBERT HERJAVEC, CONTESTANTS
THE VIEW - Guests include David Hasselhoff and Contributor Stacy London on today's episode of 'THE VIEW,' 3/28/16. 'The View' airs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, RAVEN-SYMONE´, MICHELLE COLLINS
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THE VIEW - Guests include John Cena; Joey Lawrence; Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (ABC's 'Black-ish') airing Wednesday, April 13, 2016 on ABC's 'The View.' 'THE VIEW' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MICHELLE COLLINS, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, JOEY LAWRENCE
THE VIEW - John Stamos and Naughty by Nature visit 'THE VIEW,' 3/4/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) JOY BEHAR, MICHELLE COLLINS, SARA HAINES, JOHN STAMOS, RAVEN-SYMONE´, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Killer Mike, Lori Loughlin and Eva Longoria visit 'THE VIEW,' 2/19/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) JOY BEHAR, MICHELLE COLLINS, EVA LONGORIA, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, SUNNY HOSTIN, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Killer Mike, Lori Loughlin and Eva Longoria visit 'THE VIEW,' 2/19/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, KILLER MIKE
THE VIEW - Barney Frank, former Democratic representative from Massachusetts, is a guest on 'THE VIEW,' 10/23/15 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - The legendary Tony Bennett performs on 'THE VIEW,' 10/23/15 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Coverage of 'THE VIEW,' 10/23/15 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Michael Douglas ('Ant-Man') and Abigail Spencer ('Rectify'; 'True Detective'); senior dogs for adoption with Jill Rappaport airing Friday, July 16, 2015. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, NICOLLE WALLACE, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, MICHELLE COLLINS, ROSIE PEREZ, RAVEN-SYMONEA
THE VIEW - Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of 'The View' live this morning, Monday, July 13, 2015. The show welcomed Collins who'll officially start in September when 'The View' returns for Season 19. Collins will make regular appearances until the show breaks for hiatus in August. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of 'The View' live this morning, Monday, July 13, 2015. The show welcomed Collins who'll officially start in September when 'The View' returns for Season 19. Collins will make regular appearances until the show breaks for hiatus in August. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of 'The View' live this morning, Monday, July 13, 2015. The show welcomed Collins who'll officially start in September when 'The View' returns for Season 19. Collins will make regular appearances until the show breaks for hiatus in August. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Michael Douglas ('Ant-Man') and Abigail Spencer ('Rectify'; 'True Detective'); senior dogs for adoption with Jill Rappaport airing Friday, July 16, 2015. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) RAVEN-SYMONEA, ABIGAIL SPENCER, MICHELLE COLLINS, NICOLLE WALLACE
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"That's So Raven" marked Disney Channel's first multi-camera comedy, and when it premiered, was the highest-rated Disney show among Kids 6-11 and Boys 6-11. The show has proven to have legs for Disney Channel in reruns, even a decade after it ended, averaging 1.1 million total viewers in recent midnight airings.

"Raven's brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel's success around the world. Her performance in 'That's So Raven' is timeless. We now have our eyes on the future with her, and we're looking forward to telling more stories for a new generation with an adult Raven Baxter raising her young family," said Adam Bonnett, exec VP of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide.

The "That's So Raven" spinoff is being developed by writing and producing partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff, who most recently created Disney Channel's "Best Friends Whenever."

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