Not The Same Without Melanie & Derwin…Meet The Revamped Cast For Season 6 Of “The Game”

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March 7, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

The Game

Something look drastically different?

It’s been a hot minute since season 5 of The Game came to a close in June of 2012, but since they finished filming, we all know there have been some big changes. For instance, Tia Mowry Hardrict announced via Twitter that she was parting from the show that helped relaunch her career, and while Pooch Hall said he was going to do the same, word on the street is that he’ll return for one episode of season 6, as his character will be traded from San Diego to Baltimore, ultimately disappearing off the face of the planet. So of course, that means no more Melanie or Derwin, and since they were the principal focus of the show it will be interesting to see how the storyline will progress without them. But there’s no stopping BET when they’ve got a hit, and there’s no stopping the talented Mara Brock Akil. That’s why the cast has received a makeover and the storyline will be changing–hopefully for the better. Check out the cast for season six and what their characters will be up to in San Diego this time around.

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  • Shesshuga

    It takes BET writers to mess up a show, learn to stick with the actors people fell in love with, I signed the petition for Melanie and Derwin, I will go buy the dvds bc I’m not with the change…Hand me a new petition for The Return of Melanie and Derwin as a couple.

  • Treacle234

    I will be watching. I’m sorry for Tia and Pooch but it’s Hollywood the show must go on until it gets cancelled or concludes. I am just hoping this season is better than the last 2 seasons, because those were the worst out of the series.

  • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

    Before I comment on the show, MN, I really appreciate that I did not have to click through 10 pages to read each character bio and that I could just scroll down. Thanks for that. Anywho, as I’m not such a huge fan of Lauren London because I think she always plays the same roles, I am willing to give her a chance. I’m still upset about Derwin and Melanie gone but if they would atleast bring Kelly back every now and then and Rick Fox stays, think I’ll be good. I also still believe that they could have sort of incorporated a few Girlfriends characters into the show. William, Toni, and Maya would have been hilarious trying to get along with Tasha Mack

  • FAMURattler85

    I started watching this show in Season 1, petitioned to get it back on the air when it was cancelled, and grinned and beared it for the last couple of seasons its been on BET. So, needless to say, even though I think they should have left Lauren London out (terribly annoying and not that great of an actress), I will watch until it gets cancelled again (come on, we all know it’s imminent) because I love me some Jason and Chardonnay.

  • scandalous7

    who else is tired of lauren london. Shes only getting roles cuz of her looks. I dont think she is a good actress at all. Its not hate its just my perspective

  • Marguerite

    Yes, I’ll watch. I need them to tone down Ms. Tasha Miggedy Mack though.

  • 2Ja2

    My friend thinks there is a BET curse…judging by what they did to this show she may be right! #timetostoplaughingatherconspiracytheories

  • iReezy

    I will not be watching. I stopped devotedly watching after season 4, but watched a few season 5 eppies and was not pleased. I LOVE Jason – he is/was my favorite character, but HATE Chardonnay. I feel like Brandy was the worst choice ever for that role, and that character as a whole was the one of the worst things to happen to the show, along with the network switch and new personalities for each character. Now that Derwin and Melanie are gone, there’s truly no hope IMO. Lauren London is not and should never be a show’s saving grace. She’ll forever be “New-New” and that is not a compliment (although overall ATL was a pretty good movie).

    • Beejcee

      I agree. Brandy was the worse choice for that role. I thought the role should have been played by maybe Golden Brooks or a younger actress of that caliber. Brandy can’t act!

  • Wow

    Can’t stand to hear Lauren London talk, she and Beyonce have that same ability to sound stupid when they speak so I don’t know how much I’ll be able to take of the Game. Hopefully Jason and Chardonnay will get more of the spot light and Tasha Mack will have toned it down a tad. Malik, meh I never really got too much into to his character. The Melanie, Derwin, and Janay angle was getting on my nerves and Melanie’s “basketball wives” behavior was becoming too much but the show still will be awkward without the two. I’ll give it a try but it doesn’t look promising.

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      I hope they give Malik a better storyline and develop his character more.

    • me

      I don’t like Lauren London at all. Each time I see her I think about how she did that interview where she said she loved roughneck dudes from the time she saw somebody get shot in ‘Menace II Society.’ I thought what a tacky, low class hoodrat. Then she had a baby with Lil Wayne. Yuck. If I were a casting director I would never hire her.

  • UmmNo

    You know what is missing from this show? KELSEY GRAMMER. Yes, FRAZIER and his apparently awesome connections in the media world. It was brought to my attention that he was originally producing this show and Girlfriends (which in my opinion, did not have as much of a decline as The Game has seemed to have writing/producing-wise), before it got pulled from the CW Network.

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      Ditto! Bring Frazier back! Don’t they know tossed salad and scrambled eggs are the way to go?!

  • YES gAWD

    No… I have neeever seen a show try to hold on for DEAR LIFE as this one has in my LIFE. I know there are more actin jobs in LA and ATL than DIS! What is really going on. Somebody call Tyler Dam perry so he can employ these people in a movie, TV show or a play. because they have beat this GAME horse 6 feet under…GOOD GOD! NO GAWD! The story lines were BAD when it was original.

  • Beejcee

    I am sure I read that Mara Brock Akil does NOT write for the show any longer.

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      Can you blame her?

  • Ptl

    I hate everything BET did to this show. I was a devoted fan & signed the petition to stop The CW from canceling but I refuse to support this new ghetto mess. I tried w/ season 4 and gave the 1st episode of season 5 a chance. Nope. Complete fail. I now wish it never got picked up so it could’ve went out on a good note. (But happy the actors are still getting checks)

  • Yvette

    I like this show so I will be watching. I used to looove me some Tasha Mack but she is just way too much at this point. Now that I know Derwin is leaving too, I can even root for him and Janay. I guess I will root for Jason and Chardonnay.

  • bigdede

    No. After Kelly was completely changed and left, the show really went down. I missed Kelly and Tasha’s relationship. Last season they actually had Tasha have to pay a man for sex?! It was just so unwatchable.

  • me

    BET is not the issue, it’s the writers. The network has nothing to do with it. Personally I’ll keep watching because Melanie and Derwin got OLD with all that petty drama after a while. They need to balance it out a bit more with more comedy – I think it h as gotten to dark and heavy. The friendship element seems to be gone. That said I do still enjoy it for the most part.

  • kierah

    Why would Chardonnay be a Sunbeam? Jason isn’t a Saber anymore.

  • Nikkita Michelle

    I’ve invested 4 seasons of my life and signed many online petitions to bring the show back so I will be watching. I don’t care for what BET has done to the show at all, but I’m always hoping for improvement. I do like Chardonnay and Jason. If they are more of the main focus it might work out.

  • ElonNicole

    used to love this show. storyline got weird than a motha. i like the cast but i just don’t know if they are going to be able to pull it together. for everyone who works on this shows sake, i hope they do.

    lauren london might be able to save it. time will tell

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  • sheena

    I won’t even be watching the trailor on the next page. So I’ll say that’s a no.

  • Me

    Ummm no…not only did the writing start to stink when BET got a hold of it, but Melanie & Derwin were the only plausible couple on the show…never watching again

  • Kapricornkitti

    Watching…Melanie was getting on my last nerve and i wanted Derwin to
    LEAVE HER SILLY B-HIND…he didn’t, so I won’t miss him either…I like
    Jason/Chardonnay…WATCHING :)

  • Nobody’s Business

    No thanks, I will stick with my reruns aka my DVD’s from season 1-3

  • rzakia

    I haven’t watched this show in such a long time. I guess if I wanted to start watching the show now would be a good time since it’s gone in a completely different direction.