‘The Game’ Revival in the Works at ViacomCBS’ Paramount+

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The Game is coming back, again. After a recent failed revival with The CW, the series has found a new home under ViacomCBS’ reimagined streaming platform.

The revival was announced alongside a rebrand of ViacomCBS’ streaming platform CBS All Access to Paramount+.

Paramount+ will feature content from ViacomCBS’ vast array of programming including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. The Game will represent BET’s programming.

The series, created by Mara Brock Akil and spun off of her UPN hit Girlfriends, originally starred Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel during its three-season run on The CW from 2006-2009.

Grammy winner Brandy, Lauren London and Jay Ellis joined the show amid cast shakeups after the series returned on BET in 2011 for an additional six seasons.

A second revival for the series was recently in the works at The CW from Akil, who recently inked an overall deal with Netflix, and co-creator of American Soul Devon Greggory. The third iteration of The Game was going to see some of our favorite members of the universe school a new generation in Baltimore in an hour-long dramedy format.

There is no word on who is attached to the current revival or if it will reflect the version Akil and Greggory imagined for The CW. More details are expected in the coming months.

CBS All Access will be rebranded as Paramount+ in early 2021.

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