BET Renews ‘The Game,’ Picks Up 4 More New Shows
Well damn BET has unveiled that it’s renewing four series, including “The Game,” and picking up four new series, including Gabrielle Union’s “Being Mary Jane.” The Viacom-owned network, which ranks as the top provider of programming for the African-American audience, continues to grow its original offerings by ordering a slate of new series and renewing the bulk of its primetime lineup. Also returning to BET are Let’s Stay Together for a fourth season; the previously announced Real Husbands of Hollywood‘s second season; rebooted video-countdown series 106 & Park for a 13th season; Apollo Live with Tony Rock; Bobby Jones Gospel, which ranks as the longest continually running original series on cable; gospel competition effort Sunday Best; and unscripted reality show The Sheards. The Game, which opened its retooled sixth season by marking its 100th episode in March, hails from Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kenny Smith and Erica Montolfo-Bura. I see BET isn’t playing this year!