BET may get into 'The Game'
Canceled CW comedy could come back with new originals
Cable channel BET is in talks with "Game" producer CBS TV Studio about ordering a new season of the multicamera comedy, a spinoff from the long-running "Girlfriends." The CW canceled "Game" in May after three seasons.
Series creator Mara Brock Akil in April pitched CW an hourlong version of the show as a way of to keep it on the network, which was exiting the half-hour comedy business.
Following "Game's" cancellation, BET began preliminary talks with CBS Studios about possibly taking in the series with new originals. The cable net already runs repeats of both "Game" and "Girfriends."
The options on the "Game" actors have lapsed, so if a deal is reached with BET, CBS Studios would have to make new pacts with them.
BET's only previous stab at launching an original scripted series was the 2008 comedy "Somebodies," which ran for one season.