‘The Game’ Hourlong Reboot To Return To The CW From Creator Mara Brock Akil

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The Game cast

They’re coming back home.

Thirteen years after it helped launch the CW, ‘The Game‘ is eying a return to the broadcast network. The CW is developing a one-hour followup series to the 2006 half-hour comedy from the original series’ creator Mara Brock Akil and American Soul co-creator Devon Greggory.

Written by Mara and Devon, the reboot of The Game will be set on the East Coast. The idea is for some of the original cast members to come back for what would be The Game‘s second revival.

Here are details about the sequel:
The Game family was coasting to retirement but they heard the call of the fans to make a comeback… and like the record-breaking winners they are, they decided to pick up and move from a half-hour sitcom in San Diego to a one-hour dramedy in Baltimore. This time, our out-of-touch old-timers are determined to help a bunch of knuckle-head new-schoolers navigate the ruthless game of football on and off the field. They will clash through the pitfalls of fame, fortune and love. Some will win, others will lose, but that’s what happens when you play The Game.

Devon, who will serve as showrunner, executive produces with original The Game executive producers Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil and ‘Kelsey Grammer as well as Tom Russo of Grammnet NH Productions. Grammer’s Grammnet and CBS TV Studios, which were behind the original series, are producing the offshoot’.

The Game, a spinoff from Mara’s long-running UPN/the CW comedy series Girlfriends, ran on the CW for three seasons before being canceled when the network decided to stop airing half-hour comedies. The show was later resurrected by BET where it aired for six seasons.

Now my question is where the hell is Girlfriends?

Source: Deadline

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