It looks like it’s playtime once again for ‘The Game.’
Because, according to a new report, the hit show is being revived at its original network.
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Deadline has revealed that the show’s creator Mara Brock Akil has teamed with ‘American Soul’s Anthony Gregory to breathe life anew into ‘The Game.’
Word is that plans are place for the title to return to The CW, where it launched in 2006 and ran for three seasons.
At the time of its initial end, the football sitcom was a ratings hit, but suffered the fate of many popular Afro-American shows when The CW drove away from the sitcom format.
Uniquely, this latest resurrection would serve as the second revival of the series – which, after ample fan campaigning, was re-launched in a big way on BET in 2011. A station it called home for another six seasons.
As for what viewers can expect from the incoming incarnation of ‘The Game’?
Well, first thing’s first, it’s being re-tooled as one-hour per episode show. A move believed to help fill the void left by the end of several of the network’s key female-focussed hour-long sitcoms. Namely ‘Jane the Virgin’ and ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend.’
As for the narrative, it will see the action shift to the East coast and rope in some of the original cast – which, initially was anchored by the likes of Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tia Mowry, Hosea Chanchez, and Pooch Hall.
A synopsis of the new story reads:
“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.”
The news ought to delight many who’ve been calling for reboots of a number of Akil’s notable franchises, such as ‘The Game’ and ‘Girlfriends.’
It also fits in the mix of revivals both airing and cooking at The CW (‘Charmed,’ ‘Dynasty,’ ‘LA Complex’ and more).
We’re here for ‘The Game’ returning. Are you?