Monday, January 17, 2011


According to

Prepare to pick your jaws up off the floor! BET’s revival of former CW series The Game premiered to a whopping 7.7 million viewers last night. That’s right, 7.7 million viewers — a figure that is sure to be making other cable and network execs salivate right now. The number is stunning because when the sitcom — which is produced by Kelsey Grammer and stars Tia Mowry Hardrict as the wife of a football star — last aired on The CW during the 2008-09 season, it only mustered a measly 1.8 million viewers, which ultimately led to the show’s cancellation by the fledgling network....

Over at Huffington Post, creator and executive producer Mara Brock Akil, and husband Salim Akil, who also directs and writes for the show, (said they) owe it all to the fans.

"It's a big moment for us, it's a big moment for BET and for the empowerment of the fans. They're the ones who allowed us to stay on as long as we did on the CW." Brock Akil tells of how the fans "galvanized" when The Game was coming to an end on the CW and looked to BET and asked, "What are you going to do?"

Last week, Soap Opera 451 speculated on whether ATWT and GL fans could achieve the same trick of bringing their beloved shows back from the dead, through a unified display of purchasing power.

Read all about it, here.

1 comment:

laroc said...

As much as I love the show, I really can't see how it would be possible - at least and have it be a continuation of the show I've loved. First obstacle - would P & G be interested in continuing? Highly unlikely, especially given how quickly anything connected with P & G and the soaps disappeared from the web. Would be they transfer the rights to another party? Next, studio, sets, props are long gone. And writers! Would it be possible to find GOOD writers with a knowledge and a respect for the history of the show? Definitely wouldn't want the hacks that were doing the writing over the past few years back- not that they're available.

Cast is scattered, many having moved on to other projects. Would I be able to handle newly cast actors as Holden, Carly, Jack, Paul and Emily and others? There have always been changes in cast, but only one or two at a time. Or would it become ATWT, the younger generation. I don't want to watch a show made up of characters I care little for, played be actors that I have no attachment to.

So all told, I'm afraid the idea is a lovely dream, but one that would be almost impossible to satisfactorily make come true.