The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only two series on the new network not to be inherited from either of its predecessor networks, The WB and UPN, during the network's first season. The series is a spinoff of the long-running UPN/CW sitcom, Girlfriends. After three seasons, the series was canceled by The CW in May 2009. BET struck a deal with The Game's parent company CBS to develop new episodes of the series, relocating taping of the show from Los Angeles to Atlanta, and announcing its renewal at the April 2010 upfronts. The Game returned to the air for a fourth season on January 11, 2011, with a record breaking 7.7 million viewers. The series was renewed for a fifth season, and premiered on January 10, 2012. Tia Mowry-Hardrict announced on her Twitter that she will not be returning to the series. In June 2012, it was confirmed that actress Lauren London and actor Jay Ellis had joined the cast as series regulars. In April 2013, it was announced that The Game has been renewed for a seventh season that is set to premiere in 2014.
- Mara Brock Akil
In the Season 9 premiere, Blue starts a brawl when he finds Keira and Malik together—and the ruckus us caught by a surveillance camera. In other events, Chardonnay tries to expose Jason's steroid use.
Jason attempts to facilitate a peace meeting between Blue and Malik. Malik tries to track down Keira to apologize. Tasha deals with a life-altering family crisis when her father..
Keira confronts Malik; and People Magazine writes an article about Tasha, but it doesn't go as planned due to a controversial statement made by Roger Keith.
The walkout crisis comes to a head; Kelly and Jason hold a meeting to rally supporters; and Keira and Malik encounter their past while out on a date.
While working late with Blue, Jason recalls memorable moments from the past nine years.
In the series finale, Pookie accidentally shoots Rick Fox, who bonds with Chardonnay when she drives him to the hospital. In other events, Malik leads the Sabers to a comeback win, which sends them to the playoffs; Kelly and Jason go to the mat with Herbie Lesser in an effort to save Jason's job; Malik proposes to Keira; Chardonnay wakes up in Las Vegas; and Tasha has a happy ending.