Already?! ‘The Game’ Renewed For A Seventh Season

April 3, 2013  |  

 

So, just last week BET’s (version of) “The Game” deputed for the sixth season and already the network has renewed the show for a seventh!

According to Deadline.com, during BET’s upfront presentation in Los Angeles, Mara Brock Akil, the creator and executive producer of the series, made the big announcement and let advertisers know the “hit” comedy series would be back again next year.

If you’re scratching your head at this news, we’re not surprised. As we told you last week, “The Game” opened up with decent season 6 numbers, but it’s clear the show is on a steady decline when it comes to viewers. As Shadow & Act pointed out, The first season of “The Game” on BET brought in 7.7 million viewers in 2011. In 2012, that number dropped to 5.3 million, and so far, we’re looking at roughly 4 million views for this latest debut. I’m thinking execs figure they can handle one more million-to-2 million drop in viewership before pulling the plug altogether.

I’m curious what those figures will look like by the end of this season though. I tried to get into last week’s episode, but it was hard. The best thing about it was Lauren London and I think that’s only because I’ll always have a special place for New New (ATL) in my heart — don’t judge me! The new guy, Jay Ellis, doesn’t seem bad, But I can’t rock with Brandy’s hood fabulous, ain’t never had nothing til now, character Chardonay. And because they’ve made the show so serious and much more of a drama than a comedy, any time Tasha Mack delivers a funny line, she just seems way too over the top for the scene. But hey, somebody must like it — 4 million somebodies to be exact.

In other BET news, “Let’s Stay Together” has also surprisingly been renewed for a fourth season, and a full season of Gabrielle Union’s new hour-long drama “Being Marry Jane” has also been ordered to season. The debut is expected in the first quarter of 2014 so we still have a while before we see D. Wade’s lady back in action. Maybe you can tune into “The Game” in the meantime?

 

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