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The Game 

A spin-off of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.


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Series cast summary:
Hosea Chanchez ...  Malik Wright 144 episodes, 2006-2015
Wendy Raquel Robinson ...  Tasha Mack 144 episodes, 2006-2015
Coby Bell ...  Jason Pitts 131 episodes, 2006-2015
Pooch Hall ...  Derwin Davis / ... 99 episodes, 2006-2015
Tia Mowry-Hardrict ...  Melanie Barnett / ... 97 episodes, 2006-2015
Brittany Daniel ...  Kelly Pitts 81 episodes, 2006-2015
Brandy Norwood ...  Chardonnay 59 episodes, 2012-2015
Barry Floyd ...  Tee Tee / ... 58 episodes, 2006-2015


A spin-off of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

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1 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Because this show had been off the air for twenty months, the first episode on BET opened with a montage that explained what happened to the characters over the hiatus. See more »


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Underrated Show
8 May 2019 | by DrMaxLaughSee all my reviews

This show followed the life of football player Darwin Davis as he tried to balance his relationship with Melanie and his career. It was one of the funniest sitcoms I ever saw, with clever and witty lines almost every second, and actually justified the use of the laugh track. The show became more dramatic in the second and third seasons, but it felt authentic and there were still plenty of hilarious moments to balance it out. In 2009, CW cancelled the show in order to make room for more teen dramas, a very disappointing move. Everybody Hates Chris was booted off too, leading some people to believe they were "whitewashing" the network, myself included. However, in late 2010, BET, who had already reran the show for about two years, revived the show. It seemed like a dream come true until...

We got a completely different show. New locations, a new filming style, the phasing out of the laugh track, more melodrama, and the characters seemed to have a vicious bent to them. Ironically, Tasha, formerly the fiercest character on the show, became more dependent and less strong willed.

I will admit, I was bummed out by the shift from comedy-drama to full-on drama, but with stronger storylines and keeping the characters true to themselves, BET could've pulled it off. Instead, we got a soap opera filled with played out stereotypes. Formerly, the characters tried to make the best out of dodgy situations. In the newer ones, they seemed as if they wanted to make a living hell for each other. T.T was the only character that remained (mostly) consistent. When Melanie left the show, it was the final straw. However, the humor and occasionally moving storylines from the first three seasons cannot be denied, hence the 8/10 rating.

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