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Cory in the House is a live-action sitcom television series, which debuted January 12, 2007 on Disney Channel, a spin-off from That's So Raven, serves as the second series in Disney's Ravenverse. The series focuses on Cory Baxter, who had moved from San Francisco, California to Washington, D.C., after Victor Baxter gets a new job in the White House as the official head White House chef, and Disney Channel's idea was to give Cory a new look, still keeping his love of money. The series marks the first ever Disney Channel spin-off.


The pilot episode, The New Kid in Town, was released on iTunes for free on the week of January 2, 2007. Disney Channel UK showed the first episode on January 26, 2007 as a sneak peek. The theme song, "Cory in the House," is sung by Kyle Massey and Maiara Walsh. An alternate theme song, "Rollin' to D.C.," is also sung by Massey and Walsh and is used in the music video for the series.

The show was created by Dennis Rinsler, who produced That's So Raven. Cory in the House began filming on July 18, 2006 at Hollywood Center Studios (where The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and That's So Raven were filmed), and uses a studio audience in some scenes.

Much like Hannah Montana, many of the episode titles are parodies of popular songs. For example, We Built This Kitty on Rock and Roll comes from We Built This City, Mall of Confusion from Ball of Confusion, Smells Like School Spirit from Smells Like Teen Spirit, and Ain't Miss Bahavian from Ain't Misbehavin'.

The high school which Cory Baxter, Newton Livingston, and Meena Paroom attend has also been used for the sitcom Boy Meets World. The show's premiere night had 7.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched Disney pilot episode.

Cory in the House continued airing episodes on Disney Channel. It was said by Disney Channel that Cory in the House would finish airing episodes in 2009. The planned series finale was supposed to feature the original That's so Raven cast.


Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 21 January 12, 2007 September 21, 2007
Season 2 24 November 17, 2007 September 12, 2008


The show focuses on Raven Baxter's younger brother, Cory, and their dad, Victor, and how they end up moving from San Francisco, California from Washington DC--as Cory explains in the theme song, when the President (a Hispanic-American man with the last name "Martinez") came to San Francisco one day and ended up eating at the Chill Grill. Greatly impressed by Victor's cooking skills and his amazing food, President Martinez offered Victor the job of executive chef at the White House. Victor accepted the job and he and Cory end up moving all the way over to Washington DC (even living at the White House with the President and his family).

The first people to befriend Cory after he moves to DC are Newt Livingston, the son of a senator and the Chief Justice of the Supreme, and Meena Paroom, a girl from a country called Bahavia and whose father is the ambassador of that country. Cory also gets a rival in the form of Jason Stickler, whose father is the head of the CIA--and who has a stalker-like crush on Meena and often uses his dad's CIA-gadgets for his own personal use.

Cory soon develops a crush on Meena and she, Cory and Newt end up forming a band called DC3. Cory's often irritated by the President's daughter, Sophie, and he's often disciplined by the president's assistant, Samantha Samuels, but he's best friends with the President, Richard Martinez, while dealing with his new-found everyday challenges.


Actor Character Status Season 1 Season 2
Kyle Massey Cory Baxter 2007–Present 21 17
Maiara Walsh Meena Paroom 2007–Present 20 16
Jason Dolley Newt Livingston III 2007–Present 20 14
Madison Pettis Sophie Martinez 2007–Present 14 16
Rondell Sheridan Victor Baxter 2007–Present 21 17
John D'Aquino President Richard Martinez 2007–Present 15 15


Actor Character Episodes
Lisa Arch Samantha Samuels 13
Jake Thomas Jason Stickler 11
Jordan Puryear Candy Smiles 9
Zolee Griggs Tanisha 9

Guest Stars[]

Actor Character
Dwayne Johnson Himself
Raven-Symoné Raven Baxter
Brittany Finamore Jennifer
Dan Mott The Juicer
Bobb'e J. Thompson Stanley
Michael Steger Juan Carlos

DVD releases[]

All-Star Edition[]

(released on August 7, 2007)

  • Episodes:
    • Air Force One Too Many
    • Just Desserts
    • Never The Dwayne Shall Meet
    • That's So In the House
  • Special Features:
    • Raven In The House; behind the scenes of That's So In The House.
    • Rock In The House; behind the scenes of Never The Dwayne Shall Meet.

Wish Gone Amiss[]

(released on November 27, 2007)

  • Episodes:
    • Gone Wishin'

Newt and Improved[]

(released on May 27, 2008)

  • Episodes:
    • The Presidential Seal
    • Through the Roof
    • Peace Love and Misunderstanding
    • Lip Service
  • Special features
    • Breakin' down: Get the inside scoop on how an episode is made from start to finish.

Video Game[]

A video game for the Nintendo DS was released in April 2008, developed by Handheld Games Corp. (it would be the last game developed by them before their closure) and published by Disney Interactive Studios.



  • To help promote the theatrical premiere of The Game Plan, Dwayne Johnson served as a guest star in the show’s season one finale “Never the Dwayne Shall Meet”, which originally aired on Disney Channel on September 21, 2007, while The Game Plan premiered in theaters one week after.
  • This is the first spin-off of That’s So Raven to be produced by It’s a Laugh Productions instead of That’s So Productions.
  • This series is likely not going to be added to Disney+ due to the actor behind Cory (Kyle Massey)'s 2021 criminal charges.
    • However, the series is available to be viewed on AppleTV+.

External links[]

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Cory in the House • "Take This Job and Love It"
Main: Cory BaxterVictor BaxterNewt Livingston IIIMeena ParoomSophie MartinezPresident Richard Martinez

Recurring: Samantha SamuelsJason SticklerCandy SmilesTanisha
Others: Raven BaxterStanley

Cory in the House

Season One: "The New Kid in Town" • "Ain't Miss Bahavian" • "Everybody Loves Meena" • "We Built This Kitty on Rock 'n' Roll" • "Don't Rock the Vote" • "Napper's Delight" • "Smells Like School Spirit" • "Just Desserts" • "Bahavian Idol" • "Beat the Press" • "Mall of Confusion" • "Get Smarter" • "And the Weenie Is..." • "No, No, Nanoosh" • "Air Force One Too Many" • "That's So in the House" • "Gone Wishin'" • "I Ain't Got Rhythm" • "The Kung Fu Kats Kid" • "A Rat by Any Other Name" • "Never the Dwayne Shall Meet"
Season Two: "The Presidential Seal" • "Through the Roof" • "Monster's Ball" • "Lip Service" • "Who Let the Dolls Out" • "We Don't Have Chemistry" • "Uninvited Pest" • "Making the Braid" • "Model Behavior" • "Sittin' Pretty" • "Macho Libre" • "Peace, Love, Misunderstanding" • "Mad Songs Pay So Much"

See Also
That's So Raven • "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" • That's So Raven videographyRaven's Home

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Past Shows
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–08) • Hannah Montana (2006–11) • Cory in the House (2007–08) • Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12) • The Suite Life on Deck (2008–11) • Sonny with a Chance (2009–11) • Jonas L.A. (2009–10) • I'm in the Band (2010–11) • So Random! (2011-12) • Pair of Kings (2010-13) • Shake It Up (2010-13) A.N.T. Farm (2011-14) • Good Luck Charlie (2010-14) • Kickin' It (2011-15) • Jessie (2011-15) • Austin & Ally (2011-16) • Lab Rats (2012-16) • Crash & Bernstein (2012-14) • Dog with a Blog (2012-15) • Liv and Maddie (2013-17) • Mighty Med (2013-15) • I Didn't Do It (2014-15) • Girl Meets World (2014-17) • K.C. Undercover (2015-18) • Best Friends Whenever (2015-16) • Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (2015-17) • Lab Rats: Elite Force (2016) • Bizaardvark (2016-19) • Coop & Cami Ask the World (2018-20) • Sydney to the Max (2019-21)
Current Shows
Bunk'd (since 2015) • Raven's Home (since 2017) • The Villains of Valley View (since 2022)