Remember I reported a couple of weeks ago that ‘The Game’ was casting for a new character name Kiera? Well, I guess Lauren London got that gig!
Lauren will play Kiera, a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom.
She joins returning cast members, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Brandy Norwood and Barry A. Floyd.
…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’….
According to Zap 2 it, ‘The Game’ producers are looking to cast 2 new series regulars, for the characters described below…
The show producers are looking for a new female actress to join the cast in the regular role of Kiera, a 20-year-old former child star who has been in the spotlight since she was five years old and starring on a “Cosby” style sitcom. According to the casting call, she’s bright and charming, but struggling into transitioning into a grown-up career.
Kiera isn’t the only newbie in town! Another series regular will be hired to play Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbook – a #1, Ivy League draft pick running back who breaks every “dumb athlete” stereotype. He’s not only got a Heisman Trophy, but he’s usually the smartest guy in the room — which sets his new teammates on edge.
Of course this hasn’t been confirmed. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
On another note, I actually enjoyed the season finale of ‘The Game’ that aired this past Tuesday. Probably my first time enjoying a full episode since this season started!
“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!
Based on sister Tamera’s tweet, maybe Melanie isn’t going anywhere, just Tia. So would you watch if they had a new Melanie?
You know in soap operas, they change out characters all the time. Wendy Williams just joked that maybe twin sis Tamera should take the spot.
If for argument sake you HAD to choose, who would make a good Melanie?