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'The Game' Is Headed Back To TV

The hour-long series reportedly moves to the East Coast in this new iteration.
‘The Game’ Is In Development To Return To The CW
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Christmas is coming early for fans of the classic football sitcom, The Game.

Deadline reports that the series is in development at its original network, The CW, with co-creators Mara Brock Akil and Devon Greggory thankfully behind it.

Instead of a half-hour, this time fans will be treated to an hour-long series now set on the East Coast. Deadline reports that instead of focusing on football players on a fictional San Diego football team, this time the reboot will center on Baltimore. The players are now retired and are trying to help a new round of players navigate professional football.

Fans may remember that “Girl” Melanie Barnett-Davis, played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict, left the series in season five in 2012. It was in that season that Melanie and Derwin “Ding Dong” Davis, played by Pooch Hall, moved to Baltimore since Derwin got traded and Melanie finally enrolled into Johns Hopkins University. The two eventually had twins on the series’ finale, four seasons later.

The Game, which also starred Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez, originally aired on The CW before being cancelled in 2009 after three seasons. It was later picked up by BET in 2011 to high ratings, with Lauren London and Jay Ellis joining the cast. The ninth and final season aired in the summer of 2015.