All good things must come to an end. Although it’s debatable if the television show The Game is still any good. Either way, the network announced that seasons 8 and 9 are currently in production and then the record-breaking comedy will end with the ninth season.

The CW had cancelled the “Girlfriends” spinoff in 2009 and BET revived it in 2011 for eager fans who loved Melanie, Derwin and the rest of the team. With its fourth-season BET premiere, The Game set a record for the network with 7.7 million viewers. Even with departures of favorite characters and arrival of new ones, the show has remained a strong performer for the network.

According to BET, it was creator Mara Brock Akil’s decision to end the show after nine seasons. “Shows do end; that is a part [of] the business, she told BET.com. “I’m very happy BET gave The Game five additional seasons to explore these characters and this world. We made history when we got to the network and it’s nice to be able to celebrate the great achievements of the show.”

“With seasons eight and nine, we’re excited to end on a high note by giving Sabers fans a chance to bid farewell to their favorite players on and off the field,” said the network in a statement.

While the final two seasons of The Game are in production, a schedule has not been put up by BET.

Are you ready to see The Game go?


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