‘The Game’ Reboot From Original Creator Coming to The CW

The Game (Credit: The CW)

The Game is coming out of retirement.

The CW has teamed up with original series creator Mara Brock Akil and American Soul co-creator Devon Greggory for a reboot of the comedy-drama, Deadline reported Tuesday.

The Game launched on The CW 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.

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A spinoff of Girlfriends, the series starred Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Brittany Daniel, and Coby Bell. Lauren London, Jay Ellis, and Brandy Norwood later joined show.

Some of the original cast members are expected to return for the reboot, although it’s not yet known which ones.

Like the original series, the remake will center on a team of professional football players, along with their wives and girlfriends.

“This time, our out-of-touch old-timers are determined to help a bunch of knucklehead new-schoolers navigate the ruthless game of football on and off the field. They will clash through the pitfalls of fame, fortune and love,” according to the official description of the reboot.

While the original series was set in San Diego, the revival will move to Baltimore. Instead of a half hour, the new incarnation will be an hour-long dramedy.

Executive producers Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil and Kelsey Grammer are all returning, along with Tom Russo of Grammnet NH Productions. Greggory will also executive produce and serve as showrunner.

Mara Brock Akil and Greggory previously worked together on Being Mary Jane.