BET Renews The Game, Real Husbands and Others, Announces Book of Negroes Miniseries

The Game Renewed Season 8BET is staying in The Game, having renewed the sports-tinged relationship comedy for an eighth season.

The Game was famously cancelled after Season 3 by The CW, as the network bailed on comedy programming, but revived almost a year later by BET.

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BET’s pick-ups also include Real Husbands of Hollywood Season 3, new episodes of 106 & Park and the previously announced Being Mary Jane Season 2.

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Among BET’s new offerings, as unveiled at its Upfront presentation on Thursday:

* The Book of Negroes, a six-part historical miniseries based on the prize-winning novel by Lawrence Hill and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gossett, Jr. and Aunjanue Ellis.

* The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, a Debbie Allen-produced TV-movie spin on the holiday classic, starring Raven-Symone and Tichina Arnold.

* The Start-Up, a scripted series starring hip-hop artist Diggy Simmons as the founder of an entertainment and lifestyle blog. The cast also includes Teyana Taylor, Bria Murphy, Allen Maldonado, Chris Brew, and Stephanie Charles.

* Gone Gospel, a reality series in which non-gospel musicians share a house and work with songwriters, producers and life coaches to rebuild their careers.

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  1. LADY_in_MD says:

    Love me some Real Husband of Hollywood! The cast is so funny

  2. Hey, remember that super-treacly hit from the 1970’s, “Sometimes When We Touch”? “…the honesty’s too much and I have to close my eyes and hide.” Yeah, that one.
    It was written and performed by Dan Hill, who is the brother of Lawrence Hill, the author of “The Book of Negroes”. #TheMoreYouKnow….

  3. L says:

    Love the GAME

  4. CK says:

    The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker w/ Raven Symone and Tichina Arnold? Um…where do I sign up? Heck, the film doesn’t have to good. I WILL watch it multiple times.

  5. monieet says:

    Good call to renew the Game, and thanks for bringing back Kelly Pitts.

  6. Ganessa says:

    When is the game come back on TV