BET has recently renewed its comedy series The Game for a sixth season. It isn’t official yet, but inside sources say that BET will make an announcement this Thursday, April 11, 2012.
The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and produced by Kelsey Grammer. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW’s primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only two series on the new network not to be inherited from either of its predecessor networks, The WB and UPN, during the network’s first season. The series is a spinoff of the long-running UPN/CW sitcom, Girlfriends (WIKI).
In May 2009, CW canceled the show after three seasons on the network. Subsequently, BET did a deal with The Game’s owner CBS to develop new episodes of the series. Thereafter, BET relocated the taping of the show from Los Angeles to Atlanta, and announced that it had picked up the show in April 2010. On January 11, 2011, The Game had a stellar reappearance to the air for its fourth season, and in its BET debut, set a record tabbing 7.7 million viewers.