"The Game" may have gotten revived at BET, but the network has revealed the series is ending after the next two seasons air. Deets inside...
"The Game" series is coming to an end, and it's probably for the best if these last few seasons on BET are any indicator. But it was a good run while it lasted.
Filming has already begin on both Seasons 8 and 9, which will begin airing in early 2015.
“All good things must come to an end and after celebrating four successful seasons of The Game on BET, the Network has announced production is underway on the show’s final two seasons,” BET said in a statement on its Web site. “In January 2011 the cult following of The Game proved that the show was a fan favorite with 7.7 million viewers for its premiere debut on BET. With seasons eight and nine, we’re excited to end on a high note by giving Sabers fans a chance to bid farewell to their favorite players on and off the field.”
Creator Mara Brock Akil spoke about the legacy of the show saying:
“I’m really proud of the look of our show, that we took a multi-cam budget and turned it into a single camera show. Its look, its tone, its approach, the characters’ development — that, yes, we were a half-hour comedy but we used our moments to deepen the characters. We also offered drama in a half-hour space. And that was my own personal desire, but it was also reflective of what the audience has been wanting, which is more well-rounded, deeper, richer, layered characters, and they got that in The Game.”
“The bigger legacy was the conversation that the audience had with the network. There was a partnership that was created and the use of social media — we were part of the history of television and how it interacts with social media and how it can be an asset to a show and the support of a show. I think The Game is locked in history about that movement.”
And she'll likely have those syndication checks to keep her comfy for quite a while....