You may have heard by now that Tia Mowry (Melanie) of BET’s popular sitcom The Game was fired from the show a few weeks ago and Pooch Hall (Derwin) is said to have been so upset that he reportedly walked out on his own.
BET released an official statement confirming that the cute onscreen couple won’t be returning, stating:
After five seasons on The Game, Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry will not return as regular cast members on season six on BET Networks.
As a result of Pooch’s involvement on a new project, BET is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of the show. That said, we hope both Pooch and Tia will make several guest appearances.
While we will miss the incredible adventures of Melanie and Derwin on The Game, we appreciate all of their hard work, the laughs and wish them both the best on their future endeavors. (source)
In the finale, it was clear that the couple could possible return at some point. But BET is currently seeking new talent to fill both Tia and Pooch’s shoes.
Check out details of how they’ll revamp the show that was centered around the cute couple + in case you missed it, watch the season 5 finale…
Producers are said to be seeking “a new female actress to join the cast in the regular role of Kiera, a 20-year-old former child star who has been in the spotlight since she was five years old and starring on a “Cosby” style sitcom”.
According to the casting call, “she’s bright and charming, but struggling into transitioning into a grown-up career”. (does that description ring any bells to you?)
But wait… there’s more! Another addition will be the newbie’s new boo…
Kiera isn’t the only newbie in town! Another series regular will be hired to play Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbook – a #1, Ivy League draft pick running back who breaks every “dumb athlete” stereotype. He’s not only got a Heisman Trophy, but he’s usually the smartest guy in the room — which sets his new teammates on edge.
Sounds like Derwin and Melanie are being replaced by a younger sleeker version of themselves. This should be interesting.
No Derwin… ??? No Melanie… ??? No Brit Bratt… ??? No Kelly Pitts…??
Will the show ever be as great as it used to be?
By the way here’s the season 5 finale (episode 22) in case you (like I) missed it…
Props to Yardie aka Mr.WorldPremiere for the video!