TV One, BET Debut Sitcoms Slightly Used and New
(Pittsburgh Post Gazette) — If the first day of press tour offered an ’80s flashback, day two is a return to the ’90s, when UPN and The WB aired sitcoms with predominantly African-American casts. TV One, launched in 2004, debuts its first scripted series, the sitcom “Love That Girl!” at 9 p.m. Monday. And the more established BET revives canceled CW sitcom “The Game” (10 p.m. Tuesday) and introduces a new comedy-drama, “Let’s Stay Together” (11 p.m. Tuesday). “The Game,” which last aired an original episode on The CW in May 2009, continues to tell the stories of the women in the lives of players on a professional football team. Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardict) and Derwin (Pooch Hall) are San Diego’s celebrity “it” couple. The whole cast is back, but the show is now filmed in Atlanta (not Los Angeles), and it’s shot like a single-camera show rather than a multi-camera sitcom. Also, all the characters live in new homes.