BET is pulling the plug on a show that has been a fixture on the Viacom-owned cable channel. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that BET said its long-running dramedy “The Game” will play out its final episodes in a ninth and final season.
“All good things must come to an end and after celebrating four successful seasons of ‘The Game’ on BET, the network has announced production is under way on the show’s final two seasons,” BET said in a statement.
The statement adds: “In January 2011 the cult following of ‘The Game’ proved that the show was a fan favorite with 7.7 million viewers for its premiere debut on BET. 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.”
The ninth and final season will air in early 2015.
The series was originally on the CW, but moved to BET in 2011, becoming that network’s first original scripted series.