We created a Facebook page awhile back about the direction of The Game since its return on BET. We strongly believe that Akil productions and BET used the show as a stepping stool for other projects and ventures. The Akils to become a “well -known” production company and BET to develop better programming. Since the signing with
BET, the Akils have produced Jumping the Broom and Sparkleand paid very little attention to the current state of the show. This ultimately lead to what we believe is the demise of the show. Yes, its just a tv show, however its bigger than that. BET lacks integrity and fails to provide a positive representation for the African American community. Since the show returned to BET, we’ve seen a “ghetto” Brandy, a gun toting, kush smoking, sex addicted, angry black woman in Tasha, a drunk in Malik and a marriage that seems to have an issue every other
week with Melanie and Derwin. Not to mention the sudden exit of the only white cast member -Brittany Daniels, which is questionable. We received sloppily written story lines that lack continuity, bad lighting and poorly directed episodes. This is sad as television shows on a whole are on a decline especially shows that are a reflection
of our community. The show declines in viewers every week, now averaging 1.9 million viewers, down from 7.7 million in two seasons. Both BET and the Akils should be ashamed in their selfish plot, after we the fans fought for the shows return. We’ve reached out to both BET and the Akils on Twitter and Facebook in the past, which resulted in us being blocked, along with anyone that posted constructive criticism of the show. BET, Deborah Lee and the Akils along with any other future production company should pay attention to the fans, and the quality of programming they provide, if not, this will not be the last show that will quickly fail under BET’s umbrella.
When I initially heard the news about Tia & Pooch’s departure I was truly angry…. Disappointed !!!!! However I have been trying to find the understanding and compassion it takes to detach myself as a fan and truly be human. Tia & Pooch have a right to pursue other endeavors. And Like the Aforementioned letter says, “The Game” that started out on The CW which was invigorating, innovative, captivating and endearing is not the same show that is on BET.
I will continue to watch because I do enjoy a few storylines that BET introduced such as Malik and Jenna and Jason and Chardonnay but it will never be the same without Derwin and Melaine. It’s like we are losing “The Game” all over again…. Wow….. It’s like we are losing “Girlfriends” all over again. From the wording that I have noticed in the interviews though who knows if this change will be permeant. I mean Brittany Daniels took a season and a half off so maybe Tia is planning to do the same. I am just hoping that if a reunion will happen in the future the show survives that long without mainstays like Melanie and Derwin so that it can happen.
Tia’s Interview with SWAY:
BET Released a Statement about Tia & Pooch’s Departure:
After five seasons on ‘The Game,’ Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry will not return as regular cast members on season six on BET Networks. As a result of Pooch’s involvement on a new project, BET is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of the show. That said, we hope both Pooch and Tia will make several guest appearances.
While we (will) miss the incredible adventures of Melanie and Derwin on ‘The Game,’ we appreciate all of their hard work, the laughs and wish them both the best on their future endeavors.
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