It’s official: We just found out that BET is bringing back “The Game” for new episodes.
While speaking with Drew Sidora earlier this week, the singer-actress dished some great news for fans of “The Game.”
“The show is getting picked up, so for people that have been petitioning and wondering, it is coming back to BET. So, hopefully, you will see me back,” Drew told S2S exclusively. “It is official. The deal has been done.”
Buzz of a partnership between BET and CBS TV that would reincarnate the once-cancelled sitcom began spreading in June. Last anyone heard, the network said it was close to a deal, but nothing was final.
This news comes with the catch that production on another season of "The Game" hasn’t started just yet. And we heard that she show might actually be taping in Atlanta now.
“Right now, they’re just trying to figure out when it’s going to actually come back, as far as when we start filming the new episodes and things like that,” said Drew. “But BET has picked it up.”
“The Game” has always had a wonderfully loyal fan base, and those who tried to convince the CW to keep it had a big hand in its resurrection.
“Everybody that petitioned—believe it or not—about the show getting cancelled, that is really what ultimately had BET even looking to pick it up,” she explained. “It was really dope. Everybody really loves the show and supports the show, so all I can say is keep watching.”
But with the show headed to a new home field does that mean all of the original cast will be coming along with it?
“I can’t say that for sure, but you will probably see a lot of the characters back,” Drew dished. She’s hoping to get a recurring spot on the show, reprising the self-named role of Drew Sidora. The big question there will be, if she does return, what does that mean for Derwin Davis and his new bride Melanie?
“Just bring people up to date with that because it was never resolved. It was something we always wanted to bring back; it was all about the great timing of it,” Drew said. “I think now people are going to want to see what happens with Mel and I. You know, you might see us out somewhere. And the same with Derwin.”
We can’t wait to find out what happens there next, but until production begins, click here to watch the season three finale.
– Sonya Eskridge