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BET has given the green light to Single Black Female, a drama from The Game creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, Deadline reports.
The project is about the personal and professional life of an Atlanta-based talk show host. The series, written by Brock Akil, is part of the Akils' deal with the network that includes a series and several pilot commitments.
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TV show resurrections are nothing new — TNT saved Southland, CBS saved Medium — but a comeback after two years in the grave?
"You don't see those too often. Usually, the longer it takes, the less likely it is. But here we are. The Game is alive and kicking!" creator and executive producer Mara Brock Akil tells TVGuide.com. "It's been a long journey, but I wouldn't have it any other way."
Nearly two years after CW pulled the plug, the comedy about football players and the women who love them, makes its improbable return Tuesday on BET with two episodes — thanks mostly, Brock Akil says, to the devoted fans. "In a sense, we felt buried alive because we felt we had so much in the show creatively. I can only imagine being buried alive and you start hearing people digging you out! 'Yes, I'm in here!'" Brock Akil says. "We are very ...