TV Quick Hits: That’s So Raven spin-off; Colony, Lemony Snicket renewed

There’s a ton to get into into today’s edition of TV Quick Hits, but it feels right to start off with the That’s So Raven spin-off news that seems to have so many excited.

The new spin-off series is going to be titled “Raven’s Home,” and will feature Raven-Symone’s title character alongside Anneliese van der Pol’s character of Chelsea as divorced single mothers looking to raise children together in the same house. However, the description reads that “when one of Raven’s kids begins to show signs that they have inherited her trait of catching glimpses of the future, the already hectic household gets turned upside down, keeping even Raven on her toes.” Basically, this is going to feel a good bit like the original show.

While we’re intrigued by the concept of the series, Girl Meets World showed that spin-offs are often difficult to execute in the long-term given that so much interest comes right away and maintaining that proves to be rather difficult. This is especially true for a network like the Disney Channel, which depends more on children than parents for viewership. For the adults who watch the series, they may find themselves aged up too much for the nostalgia.

As for some other news coming out today…

Renewals – The first one to discuss here is USA’s Colony, which is returning for a third season leading up to its finale airing on Thursday.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president and chief content officer Jeff Wachtel had the following to say:

“When Carlton and Ryan first pitched Colony, they described it as ‘the Nazi occupation of France, with aliens.’ In a world increasingly filled with uncertainty about authoritarian regimes, Season 3 will forge an even deeper connection with our audience … It’s a quality show that we know will stand the test of time.”

Meanwhile, TVLine is reporting that they have renewed Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for a third season not too long after ordering a season 2. The logic there is that in ordering another batch of episodes now, they are ensuring that the show will cover the majority of the ground from the books. Because of the length of the source material, this was never meant to be a series that was incredibly long in terms of its length.

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