Say what??? Derwin and Melanie are not coming back for season 6 of The Game!!!
Is BET’s highest rated scripted show, The Game, about to jump the shark? I would hope not but what would the show be like without the storyline revolving Derwin and Melanie?
According to a well-placed source at Kevin Frazier’s Hip Hollywood entertainment site, both Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall will not be returning to The Game next season. **Gasp** Is it even possible for the show to go on without those two? The ups and downs of Derwin’s relationship with Melanie was the central plot that held the show together from the beginning. Although an exact reason for their departure hasn’t been given or confirmed yet, Pooch is said to be working on a new Showtime series titled, ‘Ray Donovan’ and Tia has been busy filming her reality show with her sister as well as promoting her new parenting book, ‘Oh Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice From One Hot Mama To The Next’.
Updated: Tia has confirmed this info via twitter:
A few weeks ago, Pooch Hall told his followers that, although he is filming a new Showtime series that he is still able to do ‘The Game’ and he was hoping that BET worked it out so it looks as though it may have all come down to maybe getting more money per episode.
In other news, Tia recently interviewed with Zooey Magazine and explained why she prefers that her husband is not a part of her reality show as well as how life has changed since she’s given birth to baby Cree.
The only thing I’m very private about is my relationship with my husband. It’s a part of my life that’s so dear to me; I just want to keep it private. He isn’t on the show very much, and that’s by choice. It seems like people who do reality shows with their [spouses] always end up in divorces. I want to stay married.” When she speaks of her son, Tia glows with bliss. “[Before] my son came along, I thought I knew what love was. I never knew what unconditional love was, but now I understand.” Cree’s birth has given Tia a new perception of life. “My son makes this world a magical place. A tree is not just a tree to me anymore; a beach is not just a beach. Seeing the world through his eyes just makes everything old seem so new to me. He is teaching me to stop and smell the roses. I can be a bit of a workaholic, but he teaches me that it isn’t all about that. Enjoying what else the world has to offer is [just as] rewarding – maybe even more rewarding.”
Peep pics from Tia and baby Cree’s visit to the Wendy show earlier today below: