After rumors hit the net earlier this evening that Tia Mowry (as well as her on screen husband Pooch Hall) decided not to return to her lead role on BET’s "The Game," she’s officially OUT! Tia confirmed the rumor via her Twitter, saying she wants to focus on a few of her upcoming projects instead. Damn homie.
Just moments ago, Tia Mowry, who plays the selfish yet lovable lead role of "Melanie Davis" on "The Game," revealed to her fans that she will not be back for the sixth season of the hit show.
The new mom stated via her Twitter:
"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
Wow. While "The Game" is definitely not as good as it previously was when the CW was its home, I don’t want to see it tumble completely because the major cast is leaving.
Tia’s departure indeed comes as a surprise as she never gave any indication that she was contemplating leaving the show (and did not mention this on "The Wendy Show" this morning, and in fact, was instrumental in bringing it back to tv after the CW dropped it.
TheYBF.com reached out to both BET & Tia’s rep for a statement, before Tia released her own, and both were blindsided by the possibility of her leaving. Interestingly, both of the projects Tia mentioned–her reality show and her ABC Family movie–have already been shot and are completed/near completion. So it’s unclear as to how a new season of "The Game" would interfere. It sounds like somebody didn’t get their salary minimum.
Oh wells. Good luck chick.
And as for Pooch Hall, he hasn’t confirmed either way. But on May 5th, the actor–who plays Melanie’s loving football star "Derwin Davis," confirmed that BET was in the midst of working out a new contract. Whether or not that actually went through is yet to be seen.
The season 5 finale goes down June 5th, 10pm ET.