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The Game: Actress Says Sitcom Coming Back; Is It True This Time?

The GameRumors are flying once again that the cancelled show, The Game, has been picked up by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) for a fourth season. Is it really true this time?

Created by Mara Brock Akil, The Game began as a spin-off of the 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, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, and Barry Floyd.

When The CW cancelled the show last Spring, there was talk that BET was interested picking up the show for another year. The biggest issue would be finances but, since additional episodes would make the studio more money in syndication, it’s in CBS Television Studios’ best interests to work something out. Since BET is a cable channel they likely wouldn’t be able to afford the show “as is” so there would have to be some cost-cutting involved.

Last month, rumors started to circulate that a deal had finally been made. Unfortunately the gossip wasn’t accurate. Via Twitter, Mowry wrote, “I am so sorry to tell you this, this whole THE GAME thing getting picked up is NOT true! After talking to agents lawyers etc it is not true.”

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Last week, Sister 2 Sister interviewed Drew Sidora. The singer/actress had guest-starred on a few episodes and, in the interview, indicated that a deal with BET had been sealed. She said, “The show is getting picked up, so for people that have been petitioning and wondering, it is coming back to BET… It is official. The deal has been done.”

Sidora continued, “Everybody that petitioned — believe it or not — about the show getting cancelled, that is really what ultimately had BET even looking to pick it up. It was really dope. Everybody really loves the show and supports the show, so all I can say is keep watching.”

Of the possibility that some of the cast might not be returning, Sidora commented, “I can’t say that for sure, but you will probably see a lot of the characters back.”

As happy as that news is making longtime fans of the show, Sidora seems to be the only one who’s aware of it. BET and CBS Television aren’t making announcements about the deal and the stars of the show don’t seem to know anything about it.

On Friday, Mowry Twittered the reality of the situation, “A lot of people are asking about The Game again, and I have to say honestly I personally have not heard anything!” She followed that up with, “This has really been a roller coaster and I feel bad that I have no new news on the topic. :(”

It’s unclear where Sidora got her information but one would assume that the show’s star would be kept in the loop. If Mowry’s to be part of it, she’d have to agree to a new contract and that would presumably include a pay cut.

In addition, series creator Akil is still working on ABC’s Cougar Town. That show was just given a full season order so she’s going to be busy.

So, once again, there doesn’t seem to be any deal to bring back The Game. It may still happen but signs indicate it’s not happening yet.

What do you think? Is all this waiting driving you crazy? Is The Game worth waiting for or are you ready to just move on?

 

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jackie June 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I STOPPED WATCHING IT LAST SEASON AND I SEW THE FIRST SHOW NEVER WATCH IT AGIN

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alecia February 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

i just loveeeeeeeeeeeee the game im so gald bet picked it back up keep it cumming please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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josselyn October 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

i do to

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VALERIE September 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

Love the game. Please bring the series back for another season.
This is the only series not showing a lot of blood and guts.
Gangbangers and hookers.
I think the game shows a cast of mostly black and sucessful
people, not just Football players, but entreprenurs such as
Tasha, Doctors, such as Melanie father, who would like his
daughter to follow in his footstep, Rick Fox who also signs
Pro atheles, and Camille who is a black female sportscaster.
Additonally it tackle real life everyday problems, divorce, baby mama drama, the dog eat dog world , and the pressures of life to succeed.
Also I like the way the it touches on realationship issues. Black women
are not portray as just b###### and w#####’s., dumb or ignorant.
Also Big up to Derwin for stepping up to be a man and father to Janays
and hsi baby. And for Jason who will remain in britt’s life even after the divorce to kelly.
The game has a lot of rewading experience to share with all of us. Please bring back the show for another season.

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fdavis September 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I REALLY LIKED WATCHING THE GAME.EVERYONE I TALKED TO DID.WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DERWIN AND MELONE GOT MARRIED.HOW DID THE NEW BABY AFFECT THE MARRIGE!WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN JASON AND HIS WIFE!SOOO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.PLEASE BRING IT BACK .

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Nesha September 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I love the Game and was very hurt when it was cancled when It was obviously so popular it was a show me and my husband could enjoy watching 2gether and I never missed an episode and it just got better each season. I’m not sure why but it seems as if in the 80 and Early 90s there were way more black show then we have now and I do pray that changes concidering we have come so far so they say.

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josselyn October 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I love the game so much. it was so funny and sweet

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Bri2nee September 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

There are so many people I know including myself that has been anticipating the return of the hit show… This is by far one of the best tv crew I have ever seen… I love the show, I watch it every chance I get… I don’t care who picks it up as long as it comes back and fast… Like Dee said, there’s so much that still needs to be told and the fans are waiting faithfully…

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SS September 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Omg tell me about it I been waiting and waiting I really hope BET picks the show back up. I’ll be sooooo excited if they do. I LOVE ME SOME DERWIN DAVIS :)

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Dee September 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I looooove the game!!!!! I been in love with the show ever since it came. I love Melanie and Ding Dong they are meant to be together even though janay had the baby I know Melanie and Ding Dong will make it right. Kelly and Jason are not over eachother. Tasha and Rick…… thats the man she has been waiting for. There is soooo much left to be told. It just breaks my little heart to know its off..but I will wait for Im just gald BET is bring it back :)

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shay September 9, 2010 at 10:32 am

as you can see the GAME has alot of views and i think it would be a great idea to bring the show back i have watch the show over nd over and over hoping that BET will bring it back….. the GAME is a great show and i it will be a smash hit on BET…. and that will be a great show for BET it will be the next COSBY SHOW or FRESH PRINCE of BEL AIR so hopefully we can get the GAME back

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