…at least not as of right now.
So though Tia is definitely out, apparently Pooch and BET are still working things out.
But Derwin without Melanie? This should be interesting!!
Pooch stopped by The Breakfast Club-Power 105 this morning. He talks about him returning to ‘The Game’ [after the 5:28 mark], and shows off his rap skills…or lack thereof! I will say, that Pooch needs to stick to his day job of acting, because his rap skills need some work.
Watch below… Continue reading Pooch Hall aka: Derwin Davis Confirms He Is Not Leaving ‘The Game’….
“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. We hope both Pooch and Tia will make several guest appearances. While we 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.”
So in their politically correct statement, they claim it’s because Pooch Hall will be focusing on his new Showtime pilot ‘Ray Donovan.’ But Pooch made it very clear that his new show would not affect him being on ‘The Game.’ So I will definitely assume it was all about money. Now Tia has stated that she will be focused on her new book, her show with sister Tamera on the Style Network, and a TV movie project for ABC Family. But I find it interesting that BET didn’t offer an explanation regarding her departure.
Anywho, I guess Melanie and Derwin will pop up occasionally, but it won’t be the same!
WTF?! With ‘The Game’ already disappointing fans with their stereotypical writing and story lines this season, now they done messed up for real!
There is no ‘The Game’ without Melanie and Derwin. But as much as we love Tia and Pooch, it is a business and I guess BET didn’t get those numbers just quite right when it came to those paychecks and renewing their contracts [I will assume].
Last week, Pooch tweeted to a fan who said the only reason she watches was because of Pooch…Pooch responded: Continue reading WTF? Tia Mowry & Pooch Hall aka: Melanie & Derwin, Will Not Be Returning To ‘THE GAME’…
… I wouldn’t blame him, considering I don’t know how much longer ‘The Game’ has, as according to me and others, it’s dying slowly (some will say it’s already dead). But ‘The Game’ without Derwin would definitely seal that coffin, so thank God he’s not ditching ‘The Game’, just yet.
According to Deadline.com:
Pooch Hall (The Game) has joined the cast of Showtime’s drama pilot Ray Donovan starring Liev Schreiber. The Showtime-produced project centers on Ray (Schreiber), a professional “fixer” for LA’s rich and famous who can make anyone’s problems disappear, except the ones created by his own family. Pooch Hall will play Daryll, a young fighter who trains at Terry Donovan’s Fite Club, a boxing gym owned by Ray’s brother (Eddie Marsan).
Pooch will continue on the hit BET show ‘The Game’, but it will be in second position to Ray Donovan.
In other Pooch Hall news:
Pooch Hall, along with Selita Ebanks are set to host this year’s “RIP THE RUNWAY”, BET announced last week. This year’s show’s theme – “Music, Fashion, Freedom” is embracing a crop of emerging designers, influencers and tastemakers. “RIP THE RUNWAY” will tape on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and premiere on March 21, 2012 @ 10 pm* on BET.
Well I’m sure you all have been patiently impatiently waiting for official word that CW THE GAME will be picked up by BET, and brought back to life, as it should [I know I’ve been waiting]…Let’s hope this is going to happen, cause based on the tweets between Pooch Hall aka: Derwin, and Tia Mowry aka: Melanie… I say it’s looking good **fingers crossed**