Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No More Melanie and Derwin?


Big shake-up over at BET as The Game axes two of its central characters...

Tia Mowry confirmed on her Twitter page last night that she would not be retuning for the next season of The Game. Pooch Hall will also not be back.


Interesting to note, Tia's sister Tamara's Tweet in support of her sister seems to imply the roles will be re-cast.




67 comments:

Anonymous said...

The show became garbage anyway after BET got their hands on it. They turned Med School into a simple football wife b*tch.

I wish they would just cancel it. It sucks now.

Anonymous said...

Im not a faithful follower, but even I don't want to see the show without them.

AnRnBThug said...

Never watched this can’t even remember the last time I even turned to BET
#BringBackDonnieSimpson

cns said...

What the ?

Anonymous said...

Sooo.....is melanie and derwin gonna be in a fatal car accident or what?

Anonymous said...

BET turns anything they get their hands on from gold to brass. At least they are consistent.

Anonymous said...

huh? say what now!

Anonymous said...

thyre going to recast. tia is concentrating on her reality show.

i dont blame her. BET COMPLETELY fucked up the show an turned it into a stupid soap opera. having melanie leave her doctor dreams to chase after a man with a baby mama,the show was becoming too ghetto.

Anonymous said...

If this was one of BET highest rated show they surely didn't give the actors much consideration. I read that they said that the cast members wanted to be paid like reality stars I didn’t think that reality stars bad as much as regular actors so I don’t know what is up. They also said that one cast members might be following there lead as well. Britney left and Tia and Pooch Hill and Wendy Rachel go that’s a rap. Yeah BET did change this show for the worst the older epid was much better.

Anonymous said...

Sad thing is...i haven't even watched one episode this season...i bet their trying to get Melanie and Derwin to get on some stupid black stereotype shyt that they refuse to endorse, and thats good of them to stand up against it. Let the reality shows handle reality and leave the obviously scripted shyt in the fantasy world.

#ThenAgain...
#MaybeBlackPeopleNeedToStayOffTVPeriod
#AllBlackPeopleDoIzWATCHandComplain

*Kanye shrug*

Anonymous said...

TOOOOOOOO pissed why does BET have to be so ignorant???? They always destroy SHOWS

Dark-n-Lovely said...

The first season on BET was enough. Time to wrap the storylines and can this show for good.

Anonymous said...

Bet a hundred dollars they cast a spanish chick in the Melanie role!

Anonymous said...

Good for them. like everyone said BET ruined the show. its ignorant trash now when it used to be funny and entertaining. they need to cancel it completely cause it wouldn't make sense without the main characters.

Anonymous said...

I watched the game every once in a while but the show focused TOO much on stereotypes. From Tasha Mac's loud mouth to Jason only dating white women and having some complex over dating black women. I cringed watching that show.

Sad to see girl-Melanie and Derwin leave. Weren't they the main characters anyway? They might as well cancel that show.

I love Lets Stay together and and that show with Tracee Ross but they need better writers.

Anonymous said...

they cant want to be paid like reality stars unless they're bringing in the same ratings reality stars bring. Last that I know of, 'the game' was in the 2-3 million range,while mtv 'jersey shore" and "teen mom" was getting 7 million+ viewers per episode in their heyday, plus BET doesnt the same huge advertisers that other channels get. The money got to come from somewhere.

Ishafa said...

Amen, AnRnBThug!! I miss the old BET.

ChunLi said...

that must've been what happened with Brittany

Anonymous said...

The GAME lost me when they started glorifying ghetto. Tasha Mac old ass smoking weed telling folks "I balls" to Brandy and Chardonnay (same person with liquor as a name)yelling in the movie theater and that video hoe in the sunbeams. Melanie was the only female in the show that wasn't ghetto. Its time for the show to go away.

Anonymous said...

I miss Donnie Simpson and those good news shows, but I used to love the Game...u know who I am.

Dark-n-Lovely said...

I miss Donnie Simpson was happy he did the telecast for Whitney's funeral.

I miss Big Lez I even miss the lame Joe Clair hosting Rap City. I miss Tavis doin the BET Tonight show and if I still wateched it I'd say I miss Free & AJ on 106...damn the hosts and the music has changed so DRASTICALLY!!! I even miss the Out All Night reruns they use to air lol.

Anonymous said...

How can u take a med school prodigy, who's reps the modern day sisters and become a role model for young girls to look up to then turn her into a rich ghetto snobby bitch with mental problems?
Sad...so sad! And why can't Wendy act like a woman with class instead of a slutty drunk?

Anonymous said...

Good! I hate sports anyway!

Anonymous said...

I have been a LOYAL fan of the Gane since the pilot with the show Girlfitends. BET did ruin the show and make it ghetto, there hasn't been any substance since the show left CW. I am upset although because I was one of the fans who signed the petition to keep the show on so the two biggest stars leaving seems like a slap in the face for my efforts...
As for the "anonymous" poster who said "maybe black people should stay off TV" exactly what do you mean by that!?! There are too many negative "reality" shows out there making us look like hood rats and idiots. This show was an excellent show of something different UNTIL BET got its hands on it.

My .02 Cents... said...

@10:48. I agree.
Don't forget the egomaniac alcoholic mama's boy who went bankrupt. Black model girlfriend was also in rehab.

Who else was positive on the show? They were the only balance. Melanie - educated (sometimes naive) and Derwin (non-drinker Christian). And then they had him have a child out of wedlock.

I wish them both success after The Game. It has turned into a train wreck and I can't even watch it anymore.

Anonymous said...

@10:57,

Back down memory lane. You made me smile.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm sad to hear this and I definitely agree with everyone who said BET ruined the show. I was still watching out of loyalty but once Melanie & Derwin (who were the ONLY likable characters until the BET years) are gone, so am I.

Anonymous said...

@Dark-n-Lovely dont forget teen summit (dont judge me) and midnight love!

Anonymous said...

VIDEO SOUL IS BET BEST SHOW TO DATE

#THATSAYSALOT

Anonymous said...

So yall go leave out Cita's world? LMAO!

Well goodbye Game! I didnt watch this season and I think the show was overhyped from the start. BET should bring back Everybody hate Chris!!

Dark-n-Lovely said...

@11:06 oh my how can I forget Midnight Love!!!

dreadee said...

They could of evolved this into a very positive storyline. As usual BET fucks shit up.

Deja Love said...

This show just should have stayed with the CW and stayed a comedy, its just doin too much now.

Anonymous said...

Wait, who? they were on a tv show? chiiiiiiilllle.

Anonymous said...

IT AINT BET NO MORE BLACK FOLKS IT AINT OWNED BY US AND IT AINT FOR US. IF I REMEMBER RIGHT ITS OWNED BY VIACOM AND THEY PROBABLY DONT HAVE NO BLACK WRITERS OR THEY ARE INFLUENCED BY THE HIGHER UPS. HERE YOU GO LEARN SOMETHING

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/who-owns-what-on-television/

Sham2000 said...

Totally agrees tha BET completely ruined this show
#Midnight Love- those where the days

Sham2000 said...

Totally agrees tha BET completely ruined this show
#Midnight Love- those where the days

Anonymous said...

@Dark-N-Lovely; don't forget Video Vibrations with the unseen VJ Alvin Jones. You got a sista gettin' all nostalgic at work. LOL

Anonymous said...

This is one of the few shows on t.v. That I try to watch. I also liked the chemistry between Melanie and Derwin.

Dark-n-Lovely said...

@12:26 damn IKR lol!!! Bring the classics back!!!

Dark-n-Lovely said...

@11:14 Cita was not my cup of tea lol.

Anonymous said...

You know the only reason I still watched was that I was hoping mel and derwin would have a baby. Since they are gone then there is no point of watching.

Anonymous said...

Yall taking me down memory lane up in here. Dark&lovely I loved Joe Clair, not lame at all. Big Tigger now thats a lame nigga! Then they moved it to the basement and it went downhill from there! BET has been on the decline for years now. I still dont know why they bought the game back?? Never understood the appeal.

Anonymous said...

Aye Caribbean Rhythms with Rachel was one of the best shows and so was Teen Summit with Ananda Lewis and HITS with that funny host was funny at times but a little over the top.

Anonymous said...

^ forgot to mention BET Nightly news with that female host with the nice hairstyle Jacque

Anonymous said...

BET Uncut was my shit

Anonymous said...

I stop watching once BET got its hands on the show. I tried to watch it but I just couldn't. Cancel the damn show already.

Anonymous said...

@rnbhomothug
Damn I never ever thought I would agree with you on anything. But yes they do need to bring back Donnie Simpson.

Anonymous said...

The show is a coon fest. Tasha Mack is loud and annoying. The guy who plays TT can't act to save his life. Brandys character and story line is ghetto and hard to believe. If they replace or end their story line they should plan on making next season their last.

Anonymous said...

I watch TVone for their Unsung and Life After shows. I try to avoid BET.

Anonymous said...

I used to like the game, but this season SUCKS! I feel like I've wasted my time watching it but still watch it in hopes to get better.
But lastnight was a huge sign, Melanie has gone off to DC and at the end Derwin was talking to her on the phone about them moving. So I could tell they have already started writing them off the show already.
They are going to move to DC and be off the show. Tasha and Pookie gonna get it poppin and Jason and Chardonney(whatever) are going to fall madly in love(HA) and Malik is going to return to his old habits (fuckin and drinkin) and then the show will not return.

Anonymous said...

are we forgetting that VIACOM bought out BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION years ago! That means white executives are putting the destroying images that they want to out there for the world to see in order for everyone to build on the negative stereotypes they already have in their minds.

WATCH EVERYTHING WITH A CONSCIOUS MIND PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

@3:04 no shit Capt. Obvious!
@1:35 dont forget Planet Grove with Rachel too. It was corny but better than what we have now.

Anonymous said...

Just cancel the show, it has been ruined since BET picked it up as usual. BET continues to make Black people act in stereotypical ghetto roles for a littlte bit of chump change, BET still keeps f*cking people over by now paying them what is right. Black people need to wake up, these racist fools are not going to pay anyone fairly for their acting, writing, producing etc., so don't sign on to do no anything with BET.

We as Black people have to take a stand on issues and shut down this racist ignorant horrible stations. We should be boycotting BET, VH1, all these stations with these derogatory damaging stereotyping of Black people.

We can be very powerful people if we come together and stand up against this racist bullsh*t. A tv station should never have that much power over our Black children, causing our little girls to want long straight weaves and thinking being a hoe or stripper is a career of the future or causing our little boys to think its ok for a women to be a hoe or stripper and that they are pimping and bling blinging. We have to stop this are tell our Black children that they are beautiful and special just as they are, and that weaves or bling bling don't make them as people. A change needs to come and come quick. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments truly make me sad knowing that at one time bet was an okay channel now it sucks ass.

Anonymous said...

Fuck BET! That was the only show I would watch on that channel! I'm done with they ass!

Anonymous said...

show was over when derwin had a baby with that janay.classic hood shit not representive of black love. not every black man has kids with different women.

Anonymous said...

This show turned to garbage once BET got its hands on it. I knew it would happen. Most people watch because of Melanie and Derwin. They have the best story line. Unless they bring Kelly back for some Jason, Kelly, and Chardonnay drama, this show will not make it past its next season.

Anonymous said...

BET! Should be KANDY NETWORK----Keep a Negro down y'all Network!!! I cram to understand why all their programming is stereotypical! Soul Plain, Baby Boy---in heavy rotation!!!What the hell? I'm surprised they don't have COLT 45 as a reoccuring sponsor! Damn shame!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Mel! Her character got on my nerves with all that whining but at least she was POSITIVE!

Anonymous said...

^^A positive role model!

Anonymous said...

Good for her, she's free from that garbage, if she wasn't one of the star's and didn't have such a loyal fanbase and wasn't friends with the casts she probably would have said f*ck this ghetto slutty garbage after it's first horrible BET run.

They lost me after the UNNECESSARY decided to NOT have Med-school and Derwin become a role model couple, like why couldn't they be happy and in love and successful in sports and medicine and faithful, WHY!!!!
Why did it have to be a tried whack story of man not feeling loved enough because his girl is too busy, so he gets a groupie pregnant, WHY did it have to go that route, why did med-school have to become a bitter whore.
WHY must black couples always be scripted to FAIL and struggle in this new school of tv?

Anonymous said...

Good! They should just cancel the show anyway, it became a Nasty Loud Mess! Med-school and Derwin were the only reason I watched, but only watched about 2shows this season.. Much success to Tia and Pooch..

Anonymous said...

I feel Tia and Pooch got a raw deal beacuse they were the stars of the show. they are the only reason why I watched the show anyway. Tia And Pooch keep doing whatever you are doing because God always has a ram in the bush,Remember what the devil means for bad God always turns it into something good

Anonymous said...

BET killed a great show....I had high hopes, but knew it would happen.

Anonymous said...

I was once a big fan of the game its sad to see them go but the show became a horrible ghetto hot messi hope they just canvel it instead of casting new ppl

Anonymous said...

that show was the best of all time...without melanie and derwin this show sucks. i am sorry bet but you guys are lame now.I miss the old BET

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