Mara Brock Akil


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How TV Veterans Conquered the Summer Movies

TV fans might have noticed some familiar names at the box office this summer. Now that it's widely accepted that some of Hollywood's best work is found on the small screen, television's top creative minds are finding a receptive audience in the film world as well.

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BET Green-Lights Drama from The Game Creators

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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VIDEO: Adapt to Adopt

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Adapt to Adopt
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Length: 13:15:43
Aired: 2/4/2008

Maya and Darnell romanticize the idea of adopting until they attend a neighborhood group for people who have adopted children and are offered baby girl to adopt. Lynn reminds them that adopting is a big decision and encourages them to think about it for awhile. watch


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Year Title Description
2014 Being Mary Jane TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Being Mary Jane TV Show Series, Creator
2013 Black Girls Rock 2013 TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Sparkle Movie, Producer
2006 The Game TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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Comeback Kid The Game "at Home" on BET

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 "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 ...
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BET Bringing Back The Game

The San Diego Sabres are returning to the field.

BET will have new episodes of The Game in the fall, the network announced Wednesday.

The CW canceled the series, a spin-off of the long-running comedy Girlfriends, last May after three seasons. However, reruns of The Game have garnered record ratings on BET since... read more

BET in Negotiations to Bring Back The Game

BET is nearing a deal to get back into The Game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Exclusive: The Game On? BET May Save Canceled Series

The BET Network could send The Game into overtime, in a deal that would pluck the canceled CW series from the ashes.

"BET is doing everything it can to acquire the rights to Mara Brock Akil's The Game," a source at the cable network tells

Review our wrap-up of season-finale cliff-hangers

With the entire cast on board for a fourth season, BET and CBS Television Studios are now trying to ... read more

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