‘The Game’ To Wrap After Nine Seasons on BET

The Game is heading towards its final touchdown on BET.

The network and producers behind the show confirmed that the series will come to an end with the currently in production ninth season.

"All good things must come to an end and after celebrating four successful seasons of The Game on BET, the Network has announced production is underway on the show’s final two seasons,” reports BET. "In January 2011 the cult following of The Game proved that the show was a fan favorite with 7.7 million viewers for its premiere debut on BET. With seasons eight and nine, we’re excited to end on a high note by giving Sabers fans a chance to bid farewell to their favorite players on and off the field."

With cast including Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Lauren London and Brandy Norwood, the series will return in early 2015.

"Shows do end; that is a part the business," producer Mara Brock Akil told BET. "I’m very happy BET gave The Game five additional seasons to explore these characters and this world. We made history when we got to the network and it’s nice to be able to celebrate the great achievements of the show. The bigger legacy was the conversation that the audience had with the network. There was a partnership that was created and the use of social media — we were part of the history of television and how it interacts with social media and how it can be an asset to a show and the support of a show. I think The Game is locked in history about that movement."