CW cancels ‘The Game” and Everybody hates Chris”


Is The Game Over for Black Television?

Protesters be damned, the CW is still trashing The Game and Everybody Hates Chris. Brace yourselves for a Tyler Perry existence.

  • By: Erin Evans | Posted: June 3, 2008 at 6:24 AM

Fans of The Game have been all over the Internet for the past several months, trying to save the canceled CW show with online petitions, Tweets, Facebook-status dedications and e-mail chains lamenting the show’s unceremonious demise. In an effort to save the show, the cast recorded a YouTube video, Change the Game Campaign, to get fans to blow up the message boards on CWTV.com.

To capitalize on the uproar, BET last week aired an eight-hour The Game marathon. I took the bait and ended up having a two-hour Tweetfest with friends, debating our favorite episodes and characters.

But the save The Game campaign isn’t just about missing its snappy one-liners. The recent cancellation of The Game and the also popular Everybody Hates Chris has drastically reduced the number of black faces on network television. It’s as if network producers have decided that only Tyler Perry’s brand of pandering, lowest-common-denominator blackness is fit for prime time.

my response to this 2008 article …

it’s  still relavant … Afro-American faces are far and few on (mainsteam tv) and as the new 2009 season starts we can look forward to Hawthorne with Jada P smith (cable) … hopefully more shows will be included … we have to commend Tyler P for keeping Black actors employed… in 2008,  while most Black Shows were being dropped he was going strong … to be continued …

we need to write letters to get more Afro-Americans on Mainstream tv …