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'The Game' Is Returning to TV 4 Years after Being Canceled

Manuela Cardiga
Dec 21, 2019
12:40 A.M.

Hit comedy sitcom "The Game will be back with the original cast in a new format.

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The enormously popular football sitcom "The Game" is returning to the screens 4 years after it was canceled when CW dropped the 1/2 hour format from their broadcasts.

Now, CW is bringing the beloved comedy back, this time in an hour-long format, created by the original writers, Mara Brock Akil and Devon Greggory.

Fans can look forward to seeing Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, and Lauren London take up their old characters

"The Game" actress Tia Mowry at the premiere of "All Eyes On Me"/ Source: Getty Images

"The Game" actress Tia Mowry at the premiere of "All Eyes On Me"/ Source: Getty Images

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"THE GAME" REBOOT

After the huge success that has greeted the reboot of several popular sitcoms, CW is bringing back "The Game" and has announced it is hoping to welcome back the same cast.

In the revival, the same characters will be featured as now older and wiser, helping young and naive newcomers to handle the pitfalls of "The Game."

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KELSEY GRAMMER PRODUCING "THE GAME"

Comedy master Kelsey Grammer, best known to the world as the star of the monster hit comedy "Frazier", which was itself an offshoot of the series "Cheers" alongside Ted Danson, will be producing the new "The Game" series.

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"GIRLFRIENDS" SPIN-OFF BACK IN "THE GAME" WITH NEW RULES

"The Game" was originally a spinoff of the UPN/CW comedy series "Girlfriends" which had also been written and created by Akil. "The Game" has seen its concept evolve from a multi-camera sitcom to a single-camera half-hour comedy with drama elements on BET - and will now become an hour-long show.

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Producers are confident that the show will be as great a success as it was when Season 4 premiered in January 2011 with a record-breaking 7,7 million people tuning in for the first episode.

The date for the new series has not been announced but fans can look forward to following the shenanigans and dramas of their favorite characters sometime in 2020.

"The Game's" original cast, lead by Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall / Source: Getty Images

"The Game's" original cast, lead by Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall / Source: Getty Images

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PRODUCERS PLAN RETURN OF ORIGINAL CAST

The new "The Game" will be bringing back the old, familiar faces in a new hour-long format that will blend comedy with drama.

Fans can look forward to seeing Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, and Lauren London take up their old characters who are now older and wiser.

The new "The Game" will be set in Baltimore, rather than the original’s San Diego, but it will focus on the lives and loves of a group of pro ballplayers and their wives and families. Old game, new rules, same fun...

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