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BET Bringing “The Game” Back

Posted by Media Outrage on April 6, 2010

BET executives are still hashing out contracts for the cast members of the hit TV show The Game.  Word is that they make an announcement this month about the return of The Game.  Peep the details…

Via HWR:

BET is inching closer to finalizing the deals for a new “Game.”

The cable network is expected to announce at its upfront presentation this month that it is resurrecting the CW sitcom with original episodes.

The majority of the cast of “The Game,” created by Mara Brock Akil, are expected to return.

Because the options on the actors had expired following the show’s cancellation in May, BET had to negotiate new deals with them.

The network is expected to take lead in the production of the new episodes, with CBS Studios, which was behind “Game” when it was on CW, licensing the show to BET.

Also, “Game” is expected to have a new showrunner, Salim Akil, who will take over for his wife, Brock Akil.

Brock Akil will be an executive producer on the series. She serves as a consulting producer on ABC’s freshman comedy “Cougar Town.”

Salim Akil, who also will be an executive producer on “Game,” was the main director on the show while it was on CW, helming 45 episodes, and co-wrote an episode with his wife. He previously did a stint as exec producer showrunner on Showtime’s “Soul Food.”

“Game,” a spinoff from the long-running “Girlfriends,” which the ICM-repped Brock Akil also created, was canceled in May after three seasons and after Brock Akil pitched the network an hourlong version of the show.

Following the cancellation, BET began preliminary talks with CBS Studios about possibly taking in the series with new originals. The cable net already runs repeats of “Game” and “Girlfriends.”

BET’s only previous stab at launching an original scripted series was the 2008 comedy “Somebodies,” which ran for one season.


Mediaoutrage–  That is GREAT news!!!  The Game was definitely the BEST Show on TV!

22 Responses to “BET Bringing “The Game” Back”

  1. Yeah I Said It said

    I hope it comes on with high drama, Derwin is gay,gir mel changed her career to prostitution. Jason is found out to be a pedophile his ex-wife has joined the kkk and given up her daughter. Milike is a crack head and has no career, his mother Tasha is in jail after being in a domestic violence relationship with Rick Fox and killed him. Now they all have to find their way back to what they know as a life………yep I love it!!! 😆

  2. 私は愛を午前 said

    Sorry i don’t get the ‘hype’ over this show… Now ‘Girlfriends’ that’s a show i would create picket signs for 😆

    • Sumarrain said

      I concur, I love Girlfriend now that’s a show I wish a network “NOT BET” bring them back

    • Kingston said

      What’s up with the chinese letters Ms. Does it mean something specific?

      • 私は愛を午前 said

        Yes, it means “I am Love”, oh and it’s japanese 😆

      • Kingston said

        Wow. I love it. Just 3 small words, with so much meaning behind them.

      • 私は愛を午前 said

        Thanks! 😆

        It’s apart of my ‘remake’ for this new year lol i’m channeling some positive energy and i’m starting with me lol. Ok, so sing me my BDay song today, as i won’t be in tomorrow lololol.

      • Kingston said

        Your BDay is tomorrow?!!??

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I don’t know if you know this version, but we use to sing it all the time a yaad.

        Here it goes: ….”Happy Birthday to you, you’re still young, age is just a number, don’t you stop having fun, this is your day, YOUR DAY, Happy Birthday, to you, to you, to yooooouuuuuuuuu!!!! LOL!

        Enjoy your day. And gi mi di rung dung when you get back. Have fun!

      • Kingston said

        Meant to say: Give me the run down (details) when you get back.

      • 私は愛を午前 said

        See kingston, now i KNOW, your older than i am, i’ve NEVA heard that version lolololol

        lol @ ‘dung’…i know what you meant, well actually it could work based on how these americans talk, meaning “give me the shit” lololol

        Thanks for the song!

        P.S. You have a lovely voice, hahahahah :)

      • Kingston said

        LOL!!! You’re welcome and that song was out in the 90’s girl where you been at??? LOL! Anyway, I looked it up just now, and apparently “New Kids on the Block” sings it. I had no idea, I use to just sing it growing up “back home”.

        Thank you. Did you peep my adlibs and runs? LOL.

        But enjoy your day! Ms. Aries!

      • 私は愛を午前 said


        Oh gee, i googled it, i know that song, i use to hear it all the time as a youngin’ on radio lolol, i think ‘fab 5’ did a version also.

        Here’s the NKOTB version: *cute* I love it! 🙂 Thanks again!

      • 私は愛を午前 said

  3. Sumarrain said

    I will watch The Game if they get a new writing team, and let the show be a comedy like it was the first two seasons. Too much drama and bad acting occur the last two seasons. Knowing how all first run show produce by BET are horrible I’m keeping my fingers cross The Game would not be one of them.

  4. LowRidaz said


  5. MissTX said

    Cool. I’ll have to force myself to watch it though because I don’t like BET. Maybe it’ll come on when Tiny & Toya does. That’s the only time I turn it to that network.

  6. MaliaMalia LOVES MO said

    Hurry up then we’ve been waiting for so damn long!!! kind of over this show to be honest!!

  7. Yvonne said

    I like the show but yea, leave a lot of the drama out. I will be watching though.

  8. Erin said


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