“The Game” is making a comeback thanks to The CW, as the network is eyeing a sequel series of the sports sitcom. Original creator Mara Brock Akil will return to write the new revival.

The upcoming sequel to “The Game” will be marketed as a one-hour dramedy as opposed to its original half-hour sitcom format, according to Deadline. So will the original cast be returning to the series? The website reports that nothing is set in stone, but there is an idea in place to try and bring some of the original cast members back, though the revival is changing location from San Diego to Baltimore. The original series starred Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Hosea Sanchez, Jay Ellis, Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell and Wendy Racquel Robinson.

“The Game” was the first show to debut on the newly-formed The CW back in 2006. The series was launched as a spin-off of the long-running sitcom “Girlfriends” before the merger between UPN and The WB. “The Game” ran for three seasons on the new network before being canceled and then picked up by BET for the rest of its run, breaking records on the cable channel before the series came to an end in 2015.

The new series will see Akil penning the series with Devon Greggory, who will serve as showrunner. According to Deadline, the series will follow a specific premise: “Our out-of-touch old-timers are determined to help a bunch of knucklehead new-schoolers navigates the ruthless game of football on and off the field.”

Salim Akil and Kelsey Grammer would return as executive producers on the latest incarnation of the series, along with Tom Russo.

No release date has been given for the upcoming sequel series at this time.

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Tia Mowry attending ‘Picnic Time Off’ to celebrate the global launch of Lemon Lemon on the Hornblower Infinity yacht in New York City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Lemon Lemon
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