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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 "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, very excited. We want to do well, not only for ourselves and the network, but especially for the fans."

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