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Melanie Barnett, played by Tia Mowry, is the star of BET's television show The Game. Barnett is a med student and the girlfriend of football player Derwin Davis, played by Pooch Hall. Barnett is smart, beautiful and married to a famous and successful man. She's also the stepmom of his three year old son, Derwin Davis, Junior. Eventually, Barnett becomes the President of the San Diego Sunbeams.

When Barnett passes on the opportunity to go to school at Johns Hopkins Medical School in order to stay close to Davis, she's forced to accept and adjust to her brand new life. Davis has recently joined the San Diego Sabres as their third string wide receiver.

Barnett begins to make friends in her new hometown, including Tasha Mack, played by Wendy Raquel Robinson. Mack is a single mom who manages San Diego Sabres quarterback Malik Wright, played by Hosea Chanzes. Mack is an extremely strong woman who knows exactly what she wants. After her old friend Melanie Davis fired her from her job as the Publicist for the San Diego Sabres, Mack went on to start her own public relations firm in California.

Wright eventually becomes estranged from the Sabres when he attend rehab. Once out of rehab, though, he finally feels ready to stay healthy and reclaim his life. While in rehab, Wright met his girlfriend Jenna Rice.

Barnett also befriends reality TV star Kelly Pitts, played by Brittany Daniel, who is married to Jason Pitts, played by Coby Bell. Jason Pitts is another player for the San Diego Sabres who ends up leaving the team. Eventually, Jason and Kelly get divorced as well. On his sports show called The Pitts Stop, Jason talks about sports and continues to brag about his time on the field. Jason has a daughter, Brittany, and a brand new girlfriend, Chardonnay.

There's more than one game being played in this show - football isn't the only sport that's focused on. Barnett starts to learn how the game is played in her own life. The women and wives who support their football playing men have their own rules.

The television show The Game is on BET every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. Originally, The Game aired on the CW until 2010.

Tuesday at 10PM et/pt on BET
9 Seasons, 141 Episodes - Currently Airing
Comedy, Drama
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The Game Full Episode Guide

  • Malik's reading challenges are revealed during Walter's memorial service. He and Kelly team up after Malik's embarrassing reading.

  • Jason attempts to facilitate a peace meeting between Blue and Malik. Malik tries to track down Keira to apologize.

  • Blue, Keira, and Malik must pay the consequences from their elevator brawl, putting Blue in the hot seat. Chardonnay has an interesting meeting with Roger Keith Jr.

  • When Blue discovers Keira and Malik together he initiates a brawl with Malik that is caught on surveillance tape. Tasha does her best to cover up the Blue/Malik brawl.

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The Top 10 Reasons BET's 'The Game' Star Tia Mowry is Excited to be Preggars

As Tia Mowry’s ‘The Game’ character, Melanie, comes down with baby fever while struggling through fertility issues, Mowry shared a look at why she’s super excited to be pregnant in real life. As UsWeekly reported back in January, Mowry is expecting a child in on July 3rd. Her pregnancy will be documented on a new reality show this summer for The Style Network.

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