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Former Atlantan Raven Symone in ABC Family pilot called ‘The Great State of Georgia’

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ABC Family is considering a show called “The Great State of Georgia,” according to Deadline.com.

Indeed, Georgia is a great state, isn’t it? And that name alone is fine subliminal marketing.

But the show isn’t based here. And unlike a lot of shows nowadays, this one is not going to be shot here either, that I know of.  Rather, former Atlantan Raven Symone plays a curvy Southern character named Georgia trying to break into the acting world in New York City.

The pilot was written by author  Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives). (Weiner graduated with me from college, class of 1991!)

One of the producers and co-creators is a former Atlantan Jeff Greenstein, according to his Twitter. His credits include “Friends,” “Will & Grace,” “Parenthood” and “Desperate Housewives.”

Symone was last seen over the summer in an ABC Family film “Revenge of the Bridesmaids.”

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

22 comments Add your comment

Tim

November 18th, 2010
4:43 pm

FanofThatsSoRaven

November 18th, 2010
4:50 pm

I hope the pilot does well and the show is picked up. Raven Symone is really a great role model and has managed to be successful without being strung out on drugs and alcohol like others. We need more you actresses like her. Good luck Raven!

Niki

November 18th, 2010
4:56 pm

I really hope they make the show!!! :) I Will be super excited and always watching abc family. Not just for an movie or a only one time show! I hope , It’s gonna happen!!! I Absolutely love raven! She’s a great role model!! :)

Rob

November 18th, 2010
5:18 pm

She’s the most successful “ex-Cosby Kid”.

hey chucky

November 18th, 2010
6:21 pm

she fats and need to go on a diet. fat people dont make good role models…unless u like mikey d’s

ryan

November 18th, 2010
6:35 pm

Raven Symone is a beautiful women i don’t think she fat and she successful in movies and TV like Thats So Raven .

Hey "hey chucky"

November 18th, 2010
6:49 pm

YOUR AN IDIOT THAT CAN’T SPELL. I’M SURE THIS LADY COULD BUY AND SELL YOUR IGNORANT ASS.

Michelle

November 18th, 2010
7:14 pm

@hey chucky – You need to learn how to spell, use punctuation and use whole words when you’re making a fool out of yourself.

Wowsa

November 18th, 2010
7:25 pm

I really cannot understand why bloggers feed into the ignorance of other people. There is always some person who posts their comment and it is both racist and full of misspelled words. Don’t feed into this people!! Please try to stay on the topic. Now, with that said, Raven Symone is quite the comedic actress and she has been very savvy with her selection of roles thus far…I wish her well!!

Ms. Woods

November 18th, 2010
7:48 pm

@Hey “hey chucky”: It’s “YOU’RE an idiot WHO can’t spell.” “YOUR” and “THAT” are incorrect in your post. Just thought I’d point that out since you’re calling someone out for their bad spelling. (Go, Raven! Good luck!)

Secret Name

November 18th, 2010
9:15 pm

The show sounded funny (the name is a clever one for a sitcom as well). Having Raven Symone on the channel again might mean good ratings, Revenge of The Bridesmaids did do well (and was a great movie). This would be cool. They’ve always needed more original comedy (that doesn’t get cancelled). They are already on their way to creating a variety through comedy, this would add to that.

Secret Name

November 18th, 2010
9:17 pm

No, her character in that photo is supposed to be criticized a one of the antagonists for her weight, because her character was fat as a child. Raven is beautiful woman, and if not as skinny as she was younger, still thin.

Demarco

November 18th, 2010
9:41 pm

That’s good that she trying to get back into acting but she need to release her fifth studio album first than she can forcus on this tv show for abc family.Because she been working on her fifth studio album for along time now it’s time for it to get release now.

Mo Biggsley

November 18th, 2010
11:29 pm

Someone quickly throw this no talent whale back in the water so she can swim away.

say what?

November 19th, 2010
7:08 am

With a net worth near $700Million she is doing more than some of the complainers on this blog. And she is under 25. I do take issue with calling her a role model- role model’s live in the home!NOt on the TV.

GoodForHer

November 19th, 2010
7:38 am

My daughter was one of the trophy presenters working backstage at The Diamond Awards and said Raven, “Is a class act, beautiful and down to earth.” Go Raven!

TiffTaff

November 19th, 2010
8:09 am

I have had the pleasure of working on a set with her and she is truly humble. Her parents did a great job!!!!

hey chucky

November 19th, 2010
9:29 am

i was just kidding…hoping to get a reaction. it work….she a cool kid…loved her on the cosby show. hope her show takes off. :)

Dontavius Supremo

November 19th, 2010
9:54 am

She needs to lose about forty pounds.

DiamondDan

November 19th, 2010
10:58 am

She’s fat and unfunny. Lame cable stations continue to hire her for shows because they know the drooling masses will recognize her and stick around for a couple of commercial breaks. And the idea that she’s worth $700 million is ludicrous. Her merchandising line is worth $400 mil tops, and she gets only a tiny fraction of that.

lantana

November 19th, 2010
3:22 pm

So Rodney, you graduated college in ‘91? I would never guess you were any where near 40!
Oh yeah, Raven looks great also.

crazycat

November 24th, 2010
9:11 am

Let me guess the only people who can be role models are stick figures with drug and alcohol or emotional problems right? Sorry I think I’d rather have my daughter looking up to someone who is strong,beautiful and confident about who and what they are first