‘Girlfriends’ Episode Will Introduce Spinoff Story Line

Apr 4, 2006  •  Post A Comment

UPN will air an episode of its veteran comedy “Girlfriends” on April 17 that will serve as a pilot for the emerging network The CW, introducing a story line that producers hope will be picked up as a series when the network launches this fall.

The episode will feature one of the series’ secondary characters, Melanie, who follows her professional football player boyfriend to San Diego. The spinoff, titled “The Game,” centers on Melanie and a group of women supporting members of a pro football team. “Game” is under consideration for The CW’s fall schedule.

The pilot episode of “The Game” was written by Mara Brock Akil, the creator and executive producer of “Girlfriends.” The pilot is being produced by CBS Paramount Network Television and Grammnet Productions.