‘The Game’ To Be Rebooted At The CW; Original Creator & Cast On-Board

Published: Tuesday 17th Dec 2019 by Sam

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.

Full story below…

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?

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: The CW, BET]

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  1. MUSIC HEAD December 17, 2019

    Bring back Chardonnay

    • citygirls December 17, 2019


    • Gworl Bye December 18, 2019

      Um, no.

      • kevo December 23, 2019

        Um yes!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring Chardonay backkk!!!

  2. Ratedxxx December 17, 2019

    I can’t stand that show….

    • Ms Harris December 17, 2019

      Don’t watch, problem solved!

      • kevo December 23, 2019

        Exactly!!!! Don’t watch it!
        Who doesn’t like a show but wastes 5 minutes of their life to come post a comment on a page specifically about a show they don’t like????
        ….You know yo ass a secret fan, that’s why you left this comment hahahahaha

  3. The truth always comes to light December 17, 2019

    I’m here for this!!!

  4. Kelis Brown December 17, 2019

    Yes I can’t wait, this was one of my Favorite shows.. Especially the Original Cast Loved it.. Sorry to say Hated it when it went to BET an the new characters.. But I will definitely be Tunned in???

  5. King of Kingz December 17, 2019

    ?why can’t she reboot girlfriends & being Mary Jane as well then ?

  6. SMH December 17, 2019

    So she can bring this back but is dragging her feet with Girlfriends?

    • MissChris December 18, 2019

      Tracy Ellis Ross can’t leave a successful show like Blackish……they should have brought it back b4 she got that show….. I LOVED GIRLFRIENDS & wish it could come back with the original cast…….. the game cast has not had the same steady success in my opinion….. their doing well, but not like when the game was on.

  7. K_man December 17, 2019

    The game had its resurgence on BET And had over 7 millions viewer! Bring back girlfriends!! The CW is garage for cancelling the show and giving girlfriends a proper ending!

    • K_man December 17, 2019

      *Not giving
      (Outrage made me do this wrong)

  8. Danny Bey December 17, 2019

    I need the Pitts back too!

    But yes, GIRLFRIENDS needs to be back as priority!!!

  9. Angela Santiago December 17, 2019

    Yes, I am here for it! It was quality tv.

  10. High Price December 17, 2019

    So GLAD! MY FAVORITE fake couple Derwin & Melanie! ❤ I’ll be watching!

  11. Rhonda Smiley December 17, 2019

    I am here for it

  12. Only facts December 17, 2019

    I’m here for this! BUT, the CW canceled if originally because it wasn’t a drama and had an almost entirely black cast. But they can’t do any worse than BET did. Those first few seasons were magical.

  13. Jeans December 17, 2019

    Please don’t reboot this show. Ugh.

  14. Game Lover December 17, 2019

    This is the 2nd reboot. Only reboot if it will be along the lines of the original and not the first reboot. More sitcom. More comedy than the “reaching” drama. Something more natural. I’m glad Derwin & Melanie are back. Throw us off. Throw Trey & Drew Sidora in there , something ! Ruffle my feathers !

  15. Regina McClinton December 18, 2019

    Yes!!!! Come on with it…im sooo ready???

  16. Frances wilson December 18, 2019

    Please oh please make this happen I love the game this was my favorite show

  17. Nesa December 18, 2019

    Yes I loved the show pick up right when Mel had the baby

  18. Rosie mack December 18, 2019

    I can’t wait to watch it again. I love this show.

  19. J December 18, 2019

    BET already ran than show into the ground! No thanks

  20. Honey December 18, 2019

    Love idea only if original characters will come back they made the show

  21. Angela December 18, 2019

    Yes would love to see these guys again.

  22. Patricia M Hill December 18, 2019

    YES! BRING BACK THE GAME!!!! It has been too long since I’ve had something worth watching.

  23. Luv December 18, 2019

    I have always wanted a reboot with it done with the original cast! I hope it will be exciting and fun! I really love the game!❤️

  24. Carla Lindsey January 1, 2020

    I enjoy the show I would like to be a part of their casting as extra what I enjoyed about the show I used to coach football and beat man in their own game and never got recognized won the championship the one episode Malik was dating the big girl and he was running from her a lot of men that done me like that making me feel that I wasn’t pretty enough to be recognized

  25. Heather January 14, 2020

    It’s about time

  26. Heather January 14, 2020


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