London, the actress fondly known as “New-New” from ATL has been hired to play one of the new characters BET was seeking to refresh the cast of the popular sitcom.
According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Lauren will join the cast as “Kiera”, a former child star currently in a “Cosby”-esque sitcom, for the sixth season.
The show is reportedly still seeking a male lead to star opposite London. The male addition will play an educated, all-star running back a’la Derwin Davis.
Losing its biggest name could be a major blow to a sitcom that has been losing ratings steam since it moved to BET and Atlanta last year. Opening at a monstrous 7.7 million viewers in early 2011, “The Game” was pulling in around 2 to 2.5 million viewers in the second half of the most recent season.
London nabbed her first major film role in 2006 as the the romantic lead opposite T.I. on the film “ATL.” She was Turtle’s girlfriend on “Entourage” in 2007. She has also been in films “This Christmas,” “Next Day Air,” “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and “Madea’s Big Happy Family.”
Do you think Lauren is a good replacement for “Girl Melanie”?