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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, 147 Episodes - Currently Airing
October 2, 2006
Comedy, Drama
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The Game Full Episode Guide

  • Tasha is terrified when Pookie accidentally shoots Rick Fox. Chardonnay and Rick bond when she drives him to the hospital.

  • Jason and Kelly are shocked when they find out that the Sabers have been bought by Herbie Lesser. Things continue to go downhill for Jason when he learns the Sabers are stricken with food poisoning. Meanwhile, chaos ensues when Rick Fox and Pookie show up at Tasha's place at the same time. Keira starts to question her relationship with Malik, and Chardonnay questions her relationship with Roger Junior.

  • Tasha's attempt to get Malik and Yana back together falls short after Malik defends his and Keira's relationship. After getting advice from a surprising place, Chardonnay decides to accept Roger Junior's date. Jason and Kelly, with aspirations to buy the Sabers, make their pitch to Roger Junior and eccentric investor, Herbie Lesser, but things go awry when Jason gets jealous.

  • A late night work session with Blue turns into a trip down memory lane for Jason as he recalls the highlights (and lowlights) from the past nine years, including moments with Kelly, Chardonnay, Tasha, Malik, Derwin, Melanie, Blue, and Keira.

  • The Sabers walkout crisis comes to a head. Kelly and Jason hold a town hall meeting to rally their supporters, but Blue's rousing speech solidifies his support. Keira and Malik go out on a date and encounter their pasts. Chardonnay encourages Roger Jr. to take a stand against his father.

  • Keira comes to a conclusion regarding her feelings for Malik and confronts him. Meanwhile, People Magazine is writing a feature article on Tasha as a 'Super Mom' but all hell breaks loose when Roger Keith makes a controversial statement and chaos erupts with the Sabers, Sunbeams, and Kai.

  • 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.

  • Blue is suspicious of Keira and Malik, so he decides to investigate and go on a double date with Malik and a female friend (Bria Murphy). Coach Sparks has a heart attack and Jason is asked to step in as head coach.

  • Jason plans to woo Kelly, but things don't go exactly as planned when their date takes a weird sexual turn. Keira and Malik have a friendly movie night which also takes a weird sexual turn.cations at the highest levels of government.

  • After receiving direct orders from the Sunbeams, Tasha attempts to stop Chardonnay from suing Jason in order to protect the team's well-being. Meanwhile, Blue helps Keira organize her life by assigning her a schedule. And Malik must come to terms with being third string on the Sabers.

  • Chardonnay goes on Perez Hilton to redeem herself after Perez lambasts her wedding fiasco on national television. Jason gives Chardonnay real answers about the demise of their marriage. Tasha avoids her mommy duties. Jason berates Blue for his lack of focus on football.

  • Chardonnay goes on an emotional rollercoaster ride after getting jilted at the altar. Kelly rebuffs Jason's declaration of love and tries to make amends with Chardonnay. Jason is torn between both women. Meanwhile, Pookie fulfills his fatherly duties, which causes Tasha to think they could possibly be a family. Malik forges Yana's signature so he can arrange football tryouts. Keira and Blue's elopement plans stall.

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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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