Perhaps Mara Brock Akil's sitcom The Game will survive The CW's blackout by morphing into an hour-long dramedy? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Akil is pitching a revamped version of the already sudsy three-year-old comedy this week. An hour-long update of The Game, sans laugh track, sounds hot. Besides, greenlighting this project is the very least The CW could do after unceremoniously cancelling The Game's long-running parent show Girlfriends. I am so tired of these netlets using "urban" shows to stay afloat during their early years, then booting them all to the curb as soon as they have a string of copy cat teen soaps. Our girl Natasha over at theybf.com first reported The CW planned to cancel The Game as well as Chris Rock's critically acclaimed autobiographical sitcom Everybody Loves Chris.