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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.”

Do you think The Game will really return?

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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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Addie Locklear September 6, 2010 at 10:42 am

We are tired of looking at reruns,You might as well put Game on it better than all the show you have on. Game is a show you can look at over and over again. It really related to all people.
Thank you
Addie

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Addie Locklear September 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

I really think BET should pick the Game Show up.It’s better than some of the show that on.

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Guess Who August 25, 2010 at 7:52 am

Definitely worth waiting for.

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Danielle pherribo August 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm

THE GAME IS WORTH WAITIN FOR IT IS A VERY GUD SHOW..SO EXCITED CANT WAIT FOR IT TO CUM BAC ON…=)

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veliece August 9, 2010 at 1:23 am

please bring the show back.. It so much of reality, with a good cast. the drama is just like the drama all of our families relate to. we need the same cast, thank you…

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Tasha July 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

I have written several comments since this all went down. My last and final comment is I am so glad that it was annouced on the BET awards show that…BET has decided to bring this show back. We have waited this long it will be well worth it since the people were heard to be patient and wait a little longer! I’m sure since they gotten so many reviews on this and the public asking the same question (Are the TV stations going to bring this show back?)…The cast probably feels like they owe it to the millions that watch that they will make it worth our wait. So I would like to conclude with this I am so glad that we the people made a difference for once on something that stands for and means something! Welcome back the cast of the Hit TV sitcome the Game!

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NEEK MONEY July 21, 2010 at 1:40 am

We all love the show. Hope they start a new season.

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Samantha Penamon June 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Yes, it’s definitely true about “The Game” coming to BET the first part of next year because I saw them on the BET Awards Sunday Night and they were so happy to be picked up on Bet and they were thanking the fans for voting for them.

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Kamille June 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

YES! The Game is worth waiting for I will wait forever. THis show is so good and finially gives me a reason to actually want to turn on the T.V. Please bring the show back BET please!!!!!!

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klove June 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I am sooooooooooooooooo glad…I was on the verge of writing my own Season Premiere just for mental therapy….I had Tasha vowing to get Kelly back for knocking her lights out….I had Janae become vindictive and conniving and using the baby as excuses for Ding Dong to come over. Jason and his new girlfriend would get engaged…In a way I want Derwin and Melanie to withstand the test of time, but in real life you know it’s rare….what could really be better than the episodes we have already seen? I don’t know but I can’t wait to see….

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Tobi P. June 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

The Game needs to come back. It’s like the best show I have seen years. Without it my life is pretty much boring.

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Anonymous June 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

i need to se more

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Adlin from Malaysia June 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

4th Q of 2010.. i feel like i’m in withdrawal just waiting for it to come. yikes! need another distraction.

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Adlin from Malaysia June 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

No, I’m not ready to move on. Yes, the waiting will drive me crazy. Thank God I only started watching the whole 3 seasons this month itself, so hopefully there wouldn’t be a long wait.

Please be on again. please please please.

Things between Jason and Kelly is not over yet. Anyone feel this way? We can pretty much assume things about Tasha and Rick, but who’s to say? To what end? Come on.. give us something!! ;o)

**love BET!!**

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T.T June 22, 2010 at 7:30 am

AS YOU CAN SEE THAT A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE LOVE THIS T.V SHOW!!!! IT’S A REAL SHOW THAT PEOPLE RELATE TO AND THAT’S WHAT WE THE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR.THEY HAD IT BEFORE BUT IT GOT TAKEN OFF AIR. SO CAN WNT GUYS PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO BRING THIS SHOW BACK TO US!!!!!!!!!!

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