In Black America we love a good march, a good complaint about how we are misrepresented and then when we get what we want we let it fall by the wayside. When the CW canceled The Game shortly after canceling Girlfriends we were up in an outrage. We didn’t get to say goodbye, we noted how they had similar ratings to other shows on the network but they were not canceled like Gossip Girls and Smallville but we knew why The Game was canceled. We have been through this all too many times before losing a good show due to ratings. We want more of “us” on TV, we want to have good characters with good storylines, we want to be shown in a good light. Well BET stepped up and answered the call tired of criticism about their programming BET got rid of the superfluous rap shows and began to invest in original programming. First on the channel’s list was bringing back The Game. Well since the show has come back to TV all we have done is complained, complained about it being on BET, complained about the storylines, the acting, the everything. We are so busy complaining we don’t release how big a moment this was for us. Mainstream TV talks about The Game all the time, the ratings were through the roof, BET made a ton of money on advertisement and it has allowed us to put the spotlight on our talent. Let’s Stay Together, Reed Between the Lines and other shows are in the pipeline and A list talent are lining up at BET to star and produce shows. So the question remains what the hell are you so angry for. If you don’t like the storylines then complain to the writing staff on twitter and Facebook but stop with all the hating. The Game’ s success on BET is directly responsible for Laz Alonzo and Tracy Ellis Ross being snapped up by NBC for pilots. While I will be the first to admit the writing staff for The Game really needs to step it up, I am also proud of the success it has seen and more importantly ushering a new era for Black entertainment. Let me know what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri
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