Congratulations: BET Orders 22 New Episodes Of “The Game”

No matter how disappointed you may have been with season four of “The Game,” you watched it religiously.

And BET is rewarding your loyalty with a brand new – longer – season.

BET, not surprisingly, has given its two recent scripted hits “The Game” and “Let’s Stay Together” new seasons, 22 episodes apiece. Both shows are shot in Atlanta and will begin production soon.

“The Game,” a relationships comedy which was on the CW for three seasons but was canceled in 2009, found a new home last year on BET. There, the show debuted at a robust 7.7 million viewers and continued to draw 3 to 4 million viewers per new episode by season’s end.

The original “Let’s Stay Together,” another relationship-based comedy, opened at 4.4 million but drifted down to around 2 million viewers per episode by season’s end. Relatively speaking, its retention of “The Game” audience was not that great but obviously good enough to keep around.

Let’s just hope the writers get their sh*t together next season.

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