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The Game: CW Cancels Sitcom, Still Hope for Season Four?

The GameTo very little surprise, the CW has cancelled one of its few remaining sitcoms, The Game. Is this the end for the series or could it still return?

Created by Mara Brock Akil, The Game began as a spin-off of Akil’s long-running comedy, Girlfriends. The series centers around a first year medical student (Tia Mowry) who chooses to follow her pro-football boyfriend (Pooch Hall) to San Diego. Others in the cast include Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez and Wendy Raquel Robinson.

The first sitcom to debut on the CW network, The Game averaged 2.3 million viewers in season one. For season two, the ratings dropped to 2.07 million and a .96 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This season, it’s fallen to an average of 1.68 million viewers and a tiny 0.7 rating in the demo, in part because it was given a Friday night timeslot.

The CW is essentially getting out of the sitcom business and has cancelled The Game after 64 episodes. There had been talks about changing the show’s format to an hour-long dramady, to make it more compatible with the network’s other programming. That was seen as a long-shot at best and actually would have created its own set of challenges for syndication.

Though The Game only has 64 episodes, BET recently signed a syndication deal to air the first two seasons and season three will be added this Fall. To increase the show’s number of episodes, there have been discussions between the cable channel and CBS (the show’s studio) about co-funding original episodes. The deal would likely come with some cost-cutting measures.

There’s been no further word on the potential deal with BET so, as of right now, “The Wedding Episode” is the series’ last.

If The Game isn’t rescued from cancellation, are you satisfied with the way the sitcom ended — with Melanie and Derwin finally getting married?

 

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Essie May 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Plz plz plz bring this show back!!! I absolutely love it i’ve watched

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vicent May 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm

i want the game back pleas its the best show

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miriam May 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm

i wish to see the game season 4 i love this show i stared watching this show last september n i got addicted to it

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Javona May 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

this show should get picked back up i love his show this is the only thing i look forward to when i get hone so please come back together.

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Briana Wingfield May 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

NO, Not Satisfied At All… BET Rescue The GAME!!.. I Actually Seen A interview WIth Pooh Hall On Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j5qJYVpwZo He Says The Game Will Be Back On BET… Watch The Video!! (:

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admin May 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm

@Briana Wingfield: Yes. It’s been officially picked up. Search this site for the latest news.

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Kedapea May 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I LOVE the Game please, please put back on. And when you do be sure to advertise if it will be on BET or the CW. I am a Game phanatic and so is my family and friends. I think you all should have an hour show and put it on another night like Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks

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elliot May 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm

yeah i love the show so i still hope for it

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sharon April 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

and i heat drew sidora and janya

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sharon April 26, 2010 at 1:35 pm

i lov the game and derwin is a dick

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slimgoody April 22, 2010 at 3:35 am

im satisfied with them beingmarried but so much more has to be answered such as id the baby really derwins? is kellie and jason going to remain divorced? whats going to really happen with tasha and rick?

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beauty84kendra April 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I really dont want the show to end……its the best and so well writing please come black. i love mel and drewin…….

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nicoleee April 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

the show needs to continueee its my favoritee!

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raja megna April 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm

BRING THE SHOW BACK PLEASE!!!!!! IT’S MY FAVORITE SHOW ON TELEVISION!!!! YES I’M SATISFIED W/ THEM GETTING MARRIED.BUT PLEASE KEEP THE SHOW ON AIR!!!!!!!!!!

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Anita Ford April 14, 2010 at 11:40 am

Please put the show back on the air.

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Mercy April 13, 2010 at 3:37 am

I want this show to continue, its my favourite show on TV

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