The Game is a brilliant show that’s had its fair share of ups and downs. Throwback fans remember when it was on The CW and back then? Honestly? It was kind of the perfect show. Who knew the world of football could be so compelling (and so femme-driven)? Apparently Mara Brock Akil (the creator) and Kelsey Grammar (the producer) knew. After three glorious seasons the show was cancelled and fans everywhere championed online to get it back. BET finally got me to watch their channel again when they picked up The Game, but still, it wasn’t quite the same. Recently the two lead stars Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall dropped out of the show, but we have kind of exciting news today. Actress and girl-I-would-almost-trade-faces-with, Lauren London has nabbed a lead role on the show. According to TV Line, she will fill the void left by Tia Mowry. The Game fans (I know you’re on here!) get the details inside.
Check out the announcement from TV Line:
Lauren London (90210) is joining the BET comedy’s sixth season as a series regular, TVLine has learned. The actress — whose credits also include Single Ladies and Madea’s Big Happy Family – will play Kiera, a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom. Producers are also on the lookout for an actor to play an all-star running back. Both roles are intended to fill the void left by departing cast members Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall (aka Melanie and Derwin).
All of the other regular cast members are coming back, but can we talk about how much this whole situations sucks pretty bad? Lauren London is a talented actress and we could all grab our laptops and go live in her dimples, BUT are we really supposed to watch The Game without Tia Mowry? Pooch Hall was recently on the New York radio station Power 105 and he said that he is, in fact, planning to return (he also rapped, but I don’t wanna talk about that). He had a scheduling conflict that he’s trying like hell to work out, because he really wants to be on the show. I hope he figures it out because, while I would still watch The Game, it would be with a lot of anger and hurt over the loss of Girl Melanie and my beloved Ding-Dong. LMAO. Never could take that nickname seriously.
I just saw Lauren London the other night on Vh1’s Single Ladies and damn, they needed her cameo. Again, I stress that she really can act (IMO), and it would have been sooo cool to see her with a part on The Game, in these previous seasons. I just don’t see how she can play a part that ‘fills the void’ of Melanie. C’est impossible.
If you missed the Season Finale of The Game you can watch it below. I have hella catching up to do so I’ll be checking the finale out after I peep the other episodes on BET.
Who’s been watching The Game and how does the Lauren London addition make you feel? I feel awkward, lol.
The Game: Season Finale