By Tanner Stransky
Updated November 29, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST
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The new year is bringing new episodes of BET’s hit The Game: The network just announced, via Twitter, that the series starring Tia Mowry Hardrict as the wife of a football star will premiere its fifth season on Jan. 10 at 10 p.m.

The Game spent three seasons on youth-skewing broadcast network The CW before being cancelled and then picked up by cable network BET, which caters to a more urban and black audience. After averaging just 1.8 million viewers in its last season on The CW, The Game flourished on BET, drawing 7.7 million viewers to its fourth season premiere last January before dipping to a still-extremely-strong 4.4 million viewers for its March season finale.

Back in January, star Hardrict told EW about how great the transition from The CW to BET was, claiming the cast was “always extremely stressed” at the broadcast network, while she found herself “at peace” on BET.

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