BET’s “The Game” will kick off its sixth season on March 26. It will also be the show’s 100th episode, marking a transition in plot and character dynamics. Tia Mowry-Hardict (Melanie Barnett-Davis), Pooch Hall (Derwin Davis) and Brittany Daniel (Kelly TK) have been ousted from Sunbeam-Sabers Island. Lauren London, Jay Ellis and season five staple, Brandy Norwood, will fill their pumps and cleats.
However, the sudden removal of the lead characters has deflated some of the anticipation for the premiere. “The Game” writers hope to recoup these losses by phasing out Hall’s character on the first episode of the new season and immediately introducing Bryce “Blue” Westbook (Ellis).
“The Game” has lost the sizzle that attracted a dedicated viewership in the beginning. The sudden exit of the two central characters (Melanie and Derwin) is the removal of another brick from a crumbling castle. Despite the fans lost due to Mowry-Hardict and Hall’s departures, BET is still investing time, effort and monies into making season six a success. Promotional photos have been released and slated guest stars include Ciara.
I’ll be settling for re-runs of seasons one through three on Netflix.
Will you be watching “The Game?”