Games People Play

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (571)

Games People Play is a dramatic TV show on BET that premiered in 2019. The show is inspired by the novel Games Divas Play by Angela Burt-Murray. The series is created by Tracey Edmonds, who is an Emmy-nominated producer and entrepreneur. The show is set in the world of professional sports, with a focus on the lives of the athletes, their wives, girlfriends, and mistresses. The story revolves around three main characters - Vanessa King (Karen Obilom), a journalist; Marques King (Sarunas J. Jackson), a basketball player; and Kareem Johnson (Jackie Long), Marques' best friend and manager.

Vanessa is a young journalist who is working on a high-profile story about the NBA. She is trying to uncover a big scandal and has her sights set on Marques as a potential source of information. Marques is a talented basketball player who is at the top of his game, but his personal life is complicated. He is married to the beautiful and ambitious Vanessa King, but their relationship is not as perfect as it seems.

Meanwhile, Kareem is Marques' best friend and manager. He is also involved in the sports world, but his interests extend beyond basketball. Kareem has a gambling addiction, and he is always on the hunt for new ways to make money.

The show is full of drama, with a mix of romance, scandal, and betrayal. Vanessa struggles to balance her career and her marriage while trying to uncover the truth about the NBA scandal. Marques is challenged by the pressures of his career and his personal life, while Kareem's addiction threatens to destroy his relationships and his career.

The series also features a variety of other characters, including athletes, team owners, and reporters. The show explores the dynamics of power, ambition, and desire in the world of professional sports.

One of the strengths of Games People Play is the strong performances by the actors. Karen Obilom gives a powerful and nuanced performance as Vanessa, and Sarunas J. Jackson brings depth and complexity to his portrayal of Marques. Jackie Long shines as Kareem, bringing both humor and pathos to the role.

The show is also notable for its diverse cast and crew. Tracey Edmonds has made a commitment to creating opportunities for women and people of color in the entertainment industry, and Games People Play is a testament to her dedication to inclusion and representation.

Overall, Games People Play is an engaging and entertaining series that offers a fresh perspective on the world of professional sports. With its strong performances, complex characters, and powerful storytelling, this show is a must-watch for fans of drama and romance.

Games People Play is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on April 23, 2019.

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The Greater Good
10. The Greater Good
December 21, 2021
It becomes clear that the spiders have weaved a larger web and our crew finds themselves wrapped up further in that web than ever before. Marques must face the challenge of pursuing his own interests or the safety of those around him.
Truth and Consequences
9. Truth and Consequences
December 14, 2021
Kareem tries his hardest to reconcile with family, but things may not be quite as they seem. Laila is faced with a difficult decision to keep hiding or rise-up and confront her past. Marques starts inching closer to the answers he’s been looking for.
Undercover Brother
8. Undercover Brother
December 7, 2021
After a major gaffe on live TV, Kareem faces backlash and must make amends. As MJ gets a larger peek behind the mysterious curtain, Nia spots flags that are deeper than red. During all this, the Vipers must band together.
There's No Place Like Home
7. There's No Place Like Home
November 30, 2021
Marques and crew embark on a journey to his old high school for an honor to be bestowed on him, but family matters threatens to put a damper on the occasion. Unbeknownst to all, MJ may have foolishly reached the point of no return in the rabbit hole.
The Game Catches Everyone
6. The Game Catches Everyone
November 23, 2021
Laila and Nia attempt to confront Laila’s past aggressor as he begins to rise to power. MJ is forced to make an extremely difficult decision that could ruin all progress that has beenmade. Even worse, there can be severe consequences to certain actions.
All In
5. All In
November 16, 2021
Laila’s world is rocked as she is faced with a terrible trauma from her past. Marques is finally able to open up and begin the process of recovery on to road to happier times.
Lost and Found
4. Lost and Found
November 9, 2021
Nia ‘s resolve strengthens as she continues on her path to find the truth. Marques is handed another slap in the face as the Vipers begin to push him aside in favor of Romello.
Love and Basketball
3. Love and Basketball
November 2, 2021
The lines between Marques’s personal and professional problems blur and start to collide as he attempts to weather a storm. Nia, Eric and MJ learn that the curiosity of the cat is a treacherous thing.
Gone Girl
2. Gone Girl
October 26, 2021
An ambitious reporter, a desperate housewife, a scandalous seductress and the men in their lives.
I Saw What You Did
1. I Saw What You Did
October 19, 2021
While Laila appears to start a path toward certain stardom after a chance encounter, Marques and Kareem are faced with shocking revelations that rock each of them to their core.
Where to Watch Games People Play
Games People Play is available for streaming on the BET website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Games People Play on demand at BET+ and Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, BET and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 23, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (571)