The folks over at BET are working overtime to sure up the cast for the sixth season of The Game. Yesterday ATL star Lauren London was added to the cast as Kiera, a former child star who is currently filming a “Cosby-esque” show, and today the network announced that it’s adding newcomer Jay Ellis to the show.

Ellis will reportedly play “a running back and the No.1 draft pick from an Ivy League school who is highly educated and often the smartest person in the room. But even though he is bright, he is still a young man who has a lot to learn about life, love and himself.”

According to Shadow & Act, Ellis is relatively new to the business, but he’s had several small roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Bold And The Beautiful.

While it remains to be seen how fans will react to the show now that Melanie and Derwin are gone, I’m glad the show’s creators are taking a chance on some new blood.

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