January 11th, 2011
06:23 PM ET
Despite a cancellation, fans figured out how to play "The Game."
After outcry over the former CW series being canceled in 2009, BET decided to bring the show back with new episodes starting tonight. For those unfamiliar with it, "The Game" is a spin-off of another former popular African-American sitcom, "Girlfriends."
Both were created by writer Mara Brock Akil and both were the subject of major disappointment among their fans upon cancellation. The ensemble cast includes former "Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall and Wendy Raquel Robinson.
The show centers around a group of fictional football players and the women in their lives. Robinson, as the attractive, saucy mother of one of the players, is so popular that her character's name – Tasha Mack – has been trending on Twitter in the days leading up to the series return and there has been lots of chatter about the new episodes.
"What if BET crashes like twitter often does on 1/11/11 when The Game premieres," wrote Twitter user ZPhinale. "It would be a sad day lol."
BET ran a marathon of old episodes over the Christmas weekend, and fans took to social networking sites to express their delight with the scheduled return.
"The wait is almost over," wrote Ramona Robinson on the show's Facebook page (which has more than 3 million followers). "Ready 2 c the new season of my favorite tv show!"
Will you be watching?
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