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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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donnetta June 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I THINK THAT YALL REALLY DO NEED TO BRING THE GAME BACK WITH ALL THE POEPLE. BECAUSE THAT WAS A GREAT SHOW IT MADE ALOT OF PEOPLE THINK ABOUT STUFF BECAUSE THEY HAD IT ALL DRAMA, CHEATING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. I AM A REALLY BIG FAN SO PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BRING IT BACK OR YALL WILL LOSE MONEY THANKS

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kimber June 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I watched the show The Game on the CW and was sooo upset when it was cancelled. Previously, I was informed my favorite show was airing on BET and I couldn’t be happier. The show is amazing and I’m truly a huge fan!!! I know so many people who admire your show as much as I do. In that note, it is very good to hear my favorite show is back on air. THANK YOU

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kristal wave June 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

i think that the game should come back. that was one of the show i meanly watch. also because of how the very last season ended. so i would love for the show to come back. my whole family always watch the show. and when a new epideo came out we would have a family night.

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Tlady June 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

Bring this show back. I miss seeing Derwin, Kelly, Tasha Mack, Med School, Jason, and Malik

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Lala June 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

PLEASE BRING THIS SHOWBACK, IF THE FANS HAVE A SAY TO IT…SHOW IT BECAUSE EVERYONE WANTS THE SHOW BACK!
THIS SHOW IS SOOOO REAL AND DOESN’T SUGAR COAT RELATIONSHIPS, PLZ LEAVE IT THAT WAY AS WELL…

I LOVE THIS SHOW…..PLEASEEEEE BRINGGGG IT BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!

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La'Tonya June 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I would really love to see the Game come back because we as fans need more closure regarding the shows ending. I mean did Derwin and Melanie make it even after the baby, did Tasha finally marry Mr. Right, what happen to Jason and Kelly, and did Malik finally decide to settle down, and what about his little sister’s singing career. There was so many loop holes left for the fans to sit and fantasy about and I would like to see how the writers would play all those loop holes up and give us all some closure.

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UPTOWNPHILLY GIRL May 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

PLEASES IM BEGGIN YOULL PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BAK THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHOW OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!! PPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

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peaches May 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love this show.. I hope BET Brings this show bck. This show talks about real life situations, which makes people relate to this show… If you have ever dated a pro-athlete, or an athlete in general it shows you what happens behind the scenes. This show is funny, it will make you laugh, and cry… (which makes the show interesting) This show is in my top 5 fav shows… A different world, Martin, Moesha,Girlfriends, and The Game!!!! Please bring this show bck!!!!!!!!

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laketra tayanna Rodgers May 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm

tell them…….. yeah dats my sister yall ( they dont know us ) we want our show back BET ok or them people that my sista got on here will be boycotting bET now see what cuts yall will making now

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kelitra Talakamesha Rodgers May 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

They need to bring back the game this is really stupid that they make fans wait so long it is a shame and I guess producers n actors dont care wat da fans want oh hell naw we want our show because I knows some people that will shouly get togethor and raise hell and set this thang off they dont know us ………… Well can you please bring “the game back” ( yall got money dont try to play us cuzzzzz ive asked erboddy i know do dey watch Bet n dey said yes all 19,345 people ,,,,, if yall aint got no money yall need to give me mines back cuz its got to be a problem …………. get my show back on or imma go Tasha Mac on all yall assses

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Tasha May 4, 2010 at 10:55 am

Hello….BET or The Game Cast! Has anyone seen the people’s view or taken in to consideration. Everybody would love to have this show back what seem’s to be the problem? I feel like this is getting overlooked and I thought we as viewers had a say. When the cast was on the Monique show the question that everybody has been asking really just got play and just out right never answered. This show seems to mean a great deal to your viewers and some can realate. This show is as good as the Cosby show, Sister Siter show, and A diffrent world show. This is a big hit why not react BET!

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bettie May 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm

every good black show gets cancelled and we are forced to watch something whack or cut off the one eyed demon. wow what a choice just do it bring it back.

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Robin Hodges May 3, 2010 at 11:33 am

Please come back… The game is a great show and i love it..; I even cried @ the end of the 3rd season.. and i wanna see what happens after the baby is born.. It really did not end right.;

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aaliyah April 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm

omg yall cant just cut the show like dat like thats all i watch on t.v i love derwin dats hubby , jason is too funny cheap self , and malik smh no comment he a clown

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Pissedn the HELL OFF!!! :-) April 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I am so bombed that the show may not be coming back! This is freaking depressing…..It would be in BET’s best interest to pick the darn show up!!!!!!!! EVERYONE LOVES IT!

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