BET’s The Game is finally set to end for good after the taping of their 9th season. The TV series originally aired on The CW back in 2006 and after 3 seasons, the show was cancelled in 2009. After a two year hiatus, BET decided to pick up the show in 2011 and the 4th season premiere drew in a record breaking 7.7 million viewers for BET. Things seemed to be looking up for the series, but after the main couple, Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) and Derwin (Pooch Hall), left the show the ratings went down. It was very refreshing to see Lauren London and newcomer, Jay Ellis, take over as the new couple in Season 6 along with the arrival of Brandy as a permanent role.
It’s just like 106 & Park, things weren’t the same once Free & AJ left and the same goes for Melanie and Derwin. The football themed comedy drama appears to always have a long gap in between seasons and the 7th was their shortest, with only 10 episodes. It is hard for viewers to stay interested or keep up. Some fans didn’t like how the show became so dramatized and losing the live audience aspect. Nonetheless, the show is still taping for the remaining two seasons, and should set to air Season 8 in early 2015. Series creator, Mara Brock Akil, did an interview with BET.com stating… (more…)