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The Game Is Back! BET Premiere Breaks Network Records!

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Wow! This is virtually unheard of!

After a two year hiatus completely off the air, The Game - which was canceled by the CW in 2009 - has returned for a fourth season on BET, and debuted last night to a record-breaking 7.7 million viewers, a number one original telecast for the network!

Executive producer Salim Akil says:

"We're coming out hitting hard. We really hope it opens BET up to more voices, to more people being able to come in and pitch shows and have a variety of different scripted shows on the network. BET has been absolutely top-notch in the way that they've been handling this, from allowing us to be creatively free…to the advertising to now having the cast at TCA. All of the things that we didn't get over there at CW, we're getting at BET. As a person and a viewer in any art form, you want to see yourself represented."

Those kinds of numbers are ridiculous! Especially for a show that was virtually off the air for TWO years!

It must have made QUITE an impact during its initial run with viewers, and we're thrilled that it now has the opportunity to be back on TV!

Congratulations, guys! We hope the high ratings continue for you!

Thoughts??

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28 comments to “The Game Is Back! BET Premiere Breaks Network Records!”



  1. 1

    IF THE OTHER EPISODES ARE LIKE THE PREMIERE LAST NIGHT THEY GONNA LOSE 7 MILLION VIEWERS IT WAS HORRIBLE WAY TO START OFF TASHA MACK USUALLY STILLS THE SHOW SHE WASNT FUNNY ENOUGH NOR WAS THE SHOW THEY GOT TO DO BETTER IT TOOK ME EVERYTHING TO PAY ATT TO IT WAS OVER IT HERES TO BETTER SHOWS IN THE FUTURE I HOPE



  2. 2

    MEANT STEALS LOL SORRY TYPED TO FAST ON FIRST COMMENT BUT IT WAS HORRIBLE PREMIER STILL



  3. 3

    SAW CLIPS OF THE SHOW, WHAT A YAAAWNFEST!! WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THIS SHOW?? IT'S TOTALLY LAME ACTING AND PATHETIC UNREALISTIC STORYLINES OF THIS FAKE ASS NFL TEAM. JUST AN INNER CITY BLACK SOAP OPERA WITH TERRIBLE ACTING… WTF?



  4. 4

    Re: xcalibur – Are you serious? INNER CITY BLACK SOAP OPERA!!? I'll admit, I'm not from any inner city - I'm just a young black woman who grew up in the suburbs of Montreal, QC but all the characters on the show look pretty hard-working, successful and educated to me. The nice thing about 'The Game' is that it doesn't cater to many of the stereotypes American media likes to continually perpetuate about African Americans. Not every Black person you see is a criminal, thug, lazy or poor and we didn't all grow up in the ghetto.
    Regardless, you have shown your ignorance with you comment, xcalibur. WTF, indeed…



  5. 5

    Re: Dragonfly76 – THE ACTING IS ATROCIOUS… REGARDLESS, IT AINT WINNING ANY EMMYS ANYTIME SOON BIATCH!!!!



  6. 6

    I watched the premiere and loved it which I knew I would. I love The Game and I loved most of the shows that made the CW what it is now.
    Yes back in the UPN/CW early days that was one of the only places African-American people could see sitcoms that focused on them. Then CW decides to completely do away with the amazing shows that helped to make them what they are only to bring in shows that, well lets say don't have hardly a single face of color.

    Girlfriends, Everyone Hates Chris, The Game… All great shows and I'm just glad that the Game is getting the second change it deserved.



  7. 7

    OK NOT BAD MOUTHING IT JUST WAS A HORRIBLE PREMIER SHOW THEY GOT GOOD ACTORS ON THE SHOW AND THE PAST SHOWS HAVE BEEN VERY FUNNY THIS SHOW JUST DIDNT PULL IT OFF FOR ME ITS LIKE THEY GOT NEW WRITERS FOR THE CHARACTERS OR SOMETHING AND THEY BETTER PIC IT UP OR THEY WILL LOSE VIEWERS THATS ALL IM SAYING



  8. 8

    yea it was a lil disappointing didnt like how Kelly or Tasha have evolved and Terrence frm 106??? Not feeling his performance BUT……..it was still gud im excited for next week! Glad to see a black sitcom bac on the air!



  9. 9

    Its great to see The Game back. I know there were a lot of fans disappointed when the show went off the air 2 years ago. Just goes to show what a shitty time slot will do to a show. I'm happy to see it did so well on its premiere episode and hopefully will continue to well. CONGRATS!!



  10. 10

    I LOVEEEE this show. there are some things that I wished were more explained..like what happened to RICK FOX??!?!? he was sooooo much better for "Tasha Mack" then her new young booty.. (also a story line they cld scrap all together) if the premier is any indication of whats to come this season.. i cant wait!! love love loveeee it. btw.. screw malik.. team TT!



  11. 11

    Re: xcalibur – Your ignorance is "ATROCIOUS" how about that.



  12. 12

    Re: MsBugz – i dont like new kelly either.. I liked her better when she was a bubbly LONG HAIRED bouncy blonde with the sunbeams. This new money hungry attention starved version seems desperate. :(



  13. 13

    BET is RACIST!
    could there ever be a White Entertainment Television?!?!



  14. 14

    LOVE this show..but im sure i like the different feel BET is giving it, but i think it just takes time to grow with how the characters have changed.



  15. 15

    Re: MsJulesRe: MsBugz – - agreed. not feeling new kelly, shes not suppose to be bitch with angie knockoff tats. but i kinda like the short hair on her, it suits her.



  16. 16

    I love the game and I am so happy that it's back. Though it's a little different than it was on the CW it's still a good show and I will continue to watch it.



  17. 17

    Re: xcalibur
    Unrealistic? You clearly don't know about the lives of professional athletes and their families. This show brings light to the life that people are living everyday. They live in million dollar homes in San Diego. The only reason that you are saying it's inner city is because they are black and that is very ignorant of you.



  18. 18

    Re: BeeLahhve
    Every other media station is White entertainment television.



  19. 19

    Re: BeeLahhve – I just hope u know how STUPID u sound…



  20. 20

    I was excited for the show to come back… i wanna see how this thing with Melanie and Derwin is going to work out… I don't like the new Kelly and Malik is going to get whats comming to him!!!



  21. 21

    Dragonfly: not hoods?!!? That's why Pooch Hall was arrested for a stabbing guy when he was like 15!!! Sounds like a hood rat to me!!!!!!



  22. 22

    Re: Dragonfly76 – Not Ghetto!??! That's why Pooch Hall stabbed a guy when he was in his teens!!!! Looks are deceiving Ms. Black Young Female!!



  23. 23

    CRAZINESS!!!!! This show is fantastic…..you have to know the story lines in order for it to make sense. I for one am thrilled this show was picked up by BET and will continue to be a loyal watcher.



  24. 24

    I'm so glad is back, they got to make it more funnier though it was lacking that in the new episode.



  25. 25

    Re: MyplEasure – They were refering to the CHARACTERS not all being hoodrats not their personal buisness. And who cares what someone did when they were in their teens. And just because you stab someon doesn't mean you're a "hood rat". Reckless and a little crazy yea lol But then again you and i don't know the situation. "hood rat" and "ghetto"…i can't stand those terms.



  26. 26

    I like this show…and why does everything that involves African American's have to be ghetto? I don't get it.



  27. 27

    Re: BeeLahhve – how about every other major network since all of them are aimed toward white people



  28. 28

    Re: MyplEasure – And Charlie Sheen shot his fiancee in the arm when he was 25. The point is everyone does dumb shit when there young.