Dr. Melanie Checks Out

BET's The Game is losing an important member of its cast. Actress Tia Mowry has announced that she's leaving the series after five seasons. And unfortunately, she's not the only one. Another star is also jumping ship.

Tia Mowry Dr. Melanie Barnett Davis is throwing in the towel. Her portrayer, actress Tia Mowry, is moving on from the popular BET comedy.

Mowry broke the news on Twitter telling her followers that she wouldn't be back for the show's sixth season.

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She wrote, "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."

Mowry's exit was a mutual decision between her and the network. But where does that leave her on-screen husband Pooch Hall? It turns out the actor, who plays Melanie's superstar husband Derwin Davis, is also leaving the show.

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According to The Washington Post, in the wake of their absence, BET plans to revamp the series. They're currently “in the process of reworking the casting and storyline” and hope both actors "will make several guest appearances.”

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Mowry and Hall already have their hands full with other projects. Mowry stars in the Style Network reality series Tia and Tamera, alongside her sister Tamera Mowry-Housley. While Hall is set to appear in the Showtime pilot Ray Donovan.

The Game debuted in 2006 on The CW, where it ran until 2009. Last year, BET picked it up for a fourth season, and made it part of their Tuesday night lineup.

What do think about Mowry and Hall leaving? Will The Game survive their exit?

Photo credit: Andres Otero /WENN

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Comments on "Tia Mowry kisses The Game goodbye!"

Bum October 29, 2012 | 3:55 AM

Tia is leaving because the writer and producers reduced her role. They wanted her role to be "recurring" where she would be seen every now and then (check out the Tia and Tamara)! Once a loyal fan....I am done!

Alicia June 22, 2012 | 6:27 AM

When I saw the finale I was trying to figure out how they were gonna make it work with two of the main characters moving to DC, but now it all makes sense. I loved them both on the show and having been watching since the beginning when it was on the CW. I wish them all the best in the future. Both careers seem to be about to take off. I would love to do the same. With that said, I live in NC and heard on the radio this morning that the show is looking for some new characters for the show. Is that true and if so, how do I get information?

demetress bryant May 21, 2012 | 7:03 AM

i loved both them in the game it was alot of fun watching them with they crazy relationship. i understand she gotta take care of that baby alltho i beleave they should stay.

Emma May 17, 2012 | 4:37 PM

I think it's a great time for Tia to exit the show, her fame has started resurfacing with her reality show and a book on the market! I'm glad it was a mutual decision and I wish her all the best. I would have expected this last season when she had a new baby, so it's great she stuck it out and is moving on.

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