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‘The Game’ premiere breaks records

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After the CW Network can­celed “The Game” back in 2009, it seemed as if the half-hour “dramedy” was dead for good.

Now almost two years later, the show is back with all new episodes on BET. The series was previously canceled and put on the back-burner despite its strong fan-base.

However, one network’s trash is another network’s treasure, and in this case, BET reaped the benefits. They picked up the series for its fourth season The premiere debuted on Jan. 11, and brought in some impressive, record breaking numbers.

“The Game” pulled in 7.7 million viewers for its season four debut. That’s huge for ca­ble and it trumped most shows that appeared on its former CW home.

The premiere of season four picks up two years after season three ended. Mel (Tia Mowry) and Derwin (Pooch Hall) are still together, but Melanie just can’t seem to leave well-enough alone and it’s starting to get chaotic. Kelly (Brittany Dan­iel) and Jason (Coby Bell) have completely gone mad. Kelly has finally got from under Jason’s control. However, she harbors so much anger and resentment, he still, in a sense, has power over her.

Tasha (Wendy Robinson) is still the quick-witted diva man­ager and business is booming for her. Malik (Hosea Chanchez) is even more arrogant and his ca­reer is on the line. He seems to think he is invincible.

Tune in Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on BET.

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‘The Game’ premiere breaks records