Deadline Hollywood has learned that BET is on the verge of picking up its flagship comedy The Game for its sixth season, and its companion Let’s Stay Together for its third season. Even though the announcements aren’t official yet, the rumors are a sure sign that these comedies will be returning to the cable network sometime in the future. The renewal for both of these comedies are expected to be for 22 episodes. A formal announcement about their renewal, as well as their episode orders, are slated to happen this Thursday at BET’s upfront presentation.
In addition to The Game and Let’s Stay Together, BET’s first season family oriented sitcom Reed Between The Lines is also poised for a renewal, which should also be announced Thursday.
Even since BET acquired The Game from The CW back in 2010, the cable network has been rapidly expanding its scripted comedy portfolio. This Thursday, BET is expected to announce two more comedy series; Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union, and Big Man on Campus starring Jacob Latimore.
When The Game premiered on BET in January 2011, it debuted to 7.7 million viewers, the highest rated scripted cable sitcom in history.