The show stars one-half of two different twin actresses - Tia Mowry-Hardrict (twin sister Tamara), and Brittany Daniel (twin sister Cynthia).
For the 2009 season, CW changed programming strategy. Due to the rising costs of production expenses, the network decided it was cheaper to produce hour-long dramas instead of half-hour comedy programming. In anticipation of the change, the producers of The Game wrote an hour-long season finale with no laugh track.
Despite being one of the highest rated shows on the CW network, The Game was canceled in 2009 because the network wanted to produce hour-long dramas.
When The Game was picked up by BET, the network had no other half-hour comedy to pair the show with. While new episodes of The Game were being produced, BET had another half-hour long show produced called "Let's Stay Together".
Because The Game had been off the air for two years, the first episode on BET opened with a montage that explained what happened to the characters over the hiatus.
The character, Jason Pitts, talks about having dated a few celebrities including Stacey Dash. Later in the series, Stacey Dash plays a character named Camille Rose, who dates Jason.
Melanie meets someone who works for TV Guide and asks her why Girlfriends was taken off the air. The pilot episode of The Game was shown as part of Season 6 of Girlfriends where Joan's cousin Melaine ('Tia Mowrey') is thinking of giving up a place at John Hopkins University to follow her boyfriend, a professional football player to San Diego, in something called a "back-door pilot episode.
The episode title was first a catchphrase used by Anita Dobson, later Brian May's second wife. Brian May, of course, used it in his 1989 song called "I want it all" for his band Queen, the short version of the song beginning with the first lines of the chorus, "I want it all / and I want it now!"