‘The Game’ Reboot Canceled by Paramount Plus After Two Seasons

The Game reboot will return for a second season on December 15, 2022. (Credit: Paramount+)

Sadly it’s game over for The Game revival.

Paramount+ has canceled the series after two seasons, with the decision announced on June 23.

The dramedy centered on Black culture with professional football as a backdrop.

Original series stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez led the cast of the reboot, while Brittany Daniel (Cheaper by the Dozen) and Pooch Hall (Ray Donovan) made special appearances to reprise their roles as Kelly Pitts and Derwin Davis.

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Additional cast members on the reboot included Adriyan Rae as Brittany Pitts, the daughter of Jason and Kelly Pitts. Vaughn Hebron played Jamison Fields, an undrafted free agent. Analisa Velez co-starred as Raquel Navarro, Brittany’s best friend; and Toby Sandeman played Garret Evans, the top football player in the league.

The 10-episode first season premiered on Nov. 11, 2021.

The series was renewed for a second season in February 2022, following a successful first season with showrunner and writer Devon Greggory at the helm.

Season 2 debuted on Dec. 15, 2022, and the season finale titled “A League of Their Own” aired on Feb. 9, 2023.

The reboot was executive produced by original show creator Mara Brock Akil; showrunner and writer Devon Greggory (American Soul); Salim Akil (Black Lightning); original executive producer Kelsey Grammer (Girlfriends) and Tom Russo (Black-ish) of Grammnet NH Productions.

CBS Studios, Akil Productions and Grammnet NH Productions produced the series.

The original show launched on The CW network in 2006, and aired for three seasons before it was canceled. BET revived the show and it ran for an additional six seasons, ending its run in 2015.

The Game revival isn’t the only show ending on Paramount+. The platform is also cutting Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies; Queen of the Universe; and Star Trek: Prodigy.

Variety reports all four shows will be removed from the streaming service over the next few days.

News of the cancellations comes as “Paramount+ With Showtime” launches in the U.S. on June 27. The Showtime app is expected to go away by the end of the year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount+ is taking tax write-offs for the canceled shows.