Twitter is the new press release. Tia Mowry confirmed via Twitter that she would not be returning to BET’s The Game for its sixth season. Her abrupt Twitpress (Twitter + press release) followed the buzzing rumors that the bubbly twin who plays Melanie Davis, the non-practicing doctor, on BET’s highest rated show, was actually fired. HipHollywood.com first reported the news, which they attributed to a “well placed source.” Hoping to quiet the chatter, Med School (we can’t help but call her that after all these years) tweeted, “Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun along the way. I am looking forward to my upcoming projects…the release of my book #OhBaby [today!], season 2 of @TiaTameraShow on @mystyle premiering in June, and my @ABCFamily movie coming out in December…more to come! love u so much.”
As if one star’s exit weren’t devastating enough for fans, who have a rep for passion since they petitioned to get it back on the air after it was dropped by the CW, Pooch Hall may not be returning either. His last tweet on May 5 said he has love for the network and they are working everything out. In his responses to fans, it sounds like he wants to continue to work with the series, but his new show, Ray Donovan, may be causing a scheduling conflict. One thing’s for sure, Derwin and Melanie Davis were the crux of The Game. We loved them, then hated them, then loved them again. As cliched as it is to write, the show just won’t be the same.
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