BET Renews 'The Game,' Picks Up 4 New Shows

The Wrap

BET announced at its Upfront presentation on Tuesday that it's renewing four series, including "The Game," and picking up four new series, including Gabrielle Union's "Being Mary Jane."

"The Game," which saw cast changes and its 100th episode this past season, will go on to a seventh season. Executive Produced by show creator Mara Brock, Salim Akil, Kenny Smith and Erica Montolfo-Bura, the series stars Lauren London, Jay Ellis, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell and Wendy Raquel Robinson. Singer and actress Brandy will also return in a recurring role on Season 7.

Other season renewals went to video countdown show "106 & Park," talent competition "Apollo Live," "Bobby Jones Gospel," gospel competition "Sunday Best," "Let's Stay Together" and unscripted series "The Sheards."

The network previously announced in March that it renewed "Real Husbands of Hollywood" for Season 2.

Gabrielle Union starrer, "Being Mary Jane," gets a series order. From the "The Game" and "Girlfriends," EPs, it stars Union as a successful TV news anchor who must deal with the typical rigors of life and career along with her dedication to family members who have less motivation that she does

BET has also picked up "Burns BBQ," which follows the workings of a family barbecue business; a revamped "Comic View," which highlight rising comedians; and the talk show, "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body, & Soul" with spiritual leader Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Additionally, its spinoff channel, Centric, has picked up two scripted comedies and has renewed five series.

Among Centric's renewals are "As Written," "Being," "Centric Certified," "Centric Comedy All-Stars" and "Culture List."

Heading up its new programming, two scripted comedies: "First Family," a comedy about an African-American President and his family in The White House; and "Mr. Box Office," which stars Bill Bellamy as a star forced to do community service as a high school English teacher in South Central L.A.

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