I’m a serious fan of  The Game. I’m talking the kind of die-hard fan that sticks by her team’s side even when they have a crappy season, and yes, even when the star players leave or get traded. I was a part of that history making push to get it back on the air and I watch every episode hoping that someway, somehow BET has come to its senses, brought Kelly Pitts back, erased Chardonnay and stopped making Tasha Mack a walking stereotype for The Hood on Phonics.

This is why I cried at the perfect exit of Melanie and Derwin after their peripheral roles this season (even though I’m in love with them as a couple and still remember that wink he gave her in Tasha’s house when he was trying to win her back — again — a couple of seasons ago), but also why I skeptically peered over my Kleenex at news from The YBF.com that BET plans on bringing in a new couple that loosely mimics  “Ding-Dong” and “Med School.”

The YBF reports:

With Tia Mowry leaving 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.

Does anyone else envision Keisha Knight Pulliam as the new Melanie-esque character…or am I the only one? I haven’t quite decided on who should play Derwin 2.0, but the possibilities of the unknown are endless. Though BET has taken a lot of heat for the direction that The Game has taken, I noticed glimpses of that old CW magic in the finale and will definitely be tuning in next season just to see how they pull this off — and for the inevitable Derwin and Melanie guest appearances.

Most importantly, I need to know the answer to the burning question — what is wrong with Tasha Mack?

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  • michelle

    I go for Tasha Mack is pregnant or “sick” n a bad way. The last episode was heartwarming except Jason and wino lady lol. They dont fit.

  • ChickenHead

    They don’t have to bring Kelly back but I hope they get rid of Chardonnay. It’s kind of bitter sweet for me when it comes to Melanie and Derwin. They were missing some fire when the show was brought back. I really wished the writers would have just picked up where they left when the show was cancelled. It’s like they had to make up whole new story lines for everyone and it just did not flow to me.

    I’m interested in what direction the show will take with the new cast members.

  • tight lipped mary

    plain and simple.

    no…i won’t be watching.

    • Tiawanna

      Ive been sayin that i would stop watchin from the beginning of this season but yet i still do. Everyone says that they will stop but they wont!!!!