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Raven-Symoné on TV Land's 'Cosby Show' Reunion and Her New Series, 'State of Georgia'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 17th 2011 10:00AM
Raven-Symone, TV Land Awards, The Cosby ShowBy Breia Brissey
Tonight's TV Land Awards will bring together the cast of 'The Cosby Show' for the first time in years.

When TV Squad caught up with Raven-Symoné a few weeks ago at the ABC Family upfronts, the now-25-year-old former 'Cosby Show' star said she was excited for the cast to receive the TV Land Impact Award.

"I loved working with Bill Cosby. And it's such an honor to end up on TV Land," Symoné said. "I mean, it's weird because I'm only 25 and on TV Land! But when I was little, I was only allowed to watch TV Land and the cooking network, so it's really cool."

Two decades after she started on the iconic series, the actress formerly known as little Olivia Kendall has a new show of her own. She'll return to TV with ABC Family's 'State of Georgia' (formerly known as 'The Great State of Georgia') in June.

Symoné plays the show's namesake, Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality who moves to New York City to make it big.

"It's different from what I'm done before," she told us. "Georgia is a more grown-up character. She actually deals with some real things, and has to deal with rejection."

The actress also said viewers might see a little of her own singing and dancing to go along with the role. But she said was more excited about working with the talented woman who plays her Aunt Honey, Loretta Devine ('Grey's Anatomy').

"I'm just a Loretta Devine fan," Symoné said. "She's great!"

'State of Georgia' premieres on ABC Family June 29 at 8:30PM ET

Were you a 'Cosby Show' fan? Will you watch the TV Land Awards tonight? What about Raven's new show, 'State of Georgia'?

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