June 24th, 2010
03:50 PM ET
Pooch Hall would like to thank BET and fans for getting him his old job back.
“The Game” actor is in Miami to promote his new film “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming” at the American Black Film Festival, and he took a moment to tell CNN how excited he is that BET has resurrected the canceled CW show.
“What, ‘The Game’ is coming back,” joked Hall, who stars as football player Derwin Davis on the show. “No, seriously the fans really wanted the show to not end so I’m grateful to them and BET for bringing it back.”
“The Game” followed the exploits of a group of professional football players and their loved ones. The show gathered a strong fan base among young African-Americans and many of them took to the Internet to complain when the CW canceled it in 2009.
Almost a year later, BET announced it had reached a deal with the show’s parent company, Paramount, to resurrect “The Game” and begin producing new episodes. The show is slated to begin re-airing later in 2010.
(The American Black Film Festival is sponsored in part by HBO, which is also owned by CNN's parent company.)
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