Raven-Symoné's TV Comeback Continues, but Not on Empire—Find Out Her New Role!

Former Disney Channel star is heading to an ABC comedy!

By Lauren Piester Feb 26, 2015 2:04 AMTags
Raven-Symone (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

Get ready for more Raven-Symoné!

After recently showing up on Empire to completely throw us (and Jamal) for a loop by announcing that Jamal (Jussie Smollett) was her baby daddy, Raven's TV comeback is about to continue with a new role on another one of TV's big new shows.

E! News has confirmed that the former Disney Channel star will soon be appearing on ABC's Black-ish as Dre's (Anthony Anderson) gay sister, Rhonda.

EW first reported the news, and described this sibling relationship as a "playful rivalry" as they compete to take the top spot in their mother's (Jennifer Lewis) rankings. Though the two are very close, Dre and Rhonda have a hard time openly discussing her sexuality.

Raven will be showing up later this season in an episode called, "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell." 

Before showing up on Empire, Raven had mostly been doing voice work after the end of her 2011 series, State of Georgia. Despite these recent roles, she doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get back into acting full-time. "I will forever be in retirement. I deserve it," The Cosby Show star told E! News at the Empire premiere party back in January. "I've been working from three years old to 27. I said, 'I will always be on vacation and now I am going to do things that I want to do.' I'm just not going to go hard all the time like I used to."

As for us, we're just happy to see her on our screens again in any capacity!

Black-ish airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.