The Game

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.8  (4,770)

The Game is a comedy-drama television series that originally aired on BET from 2006 to 2015. The show follows the lives of the fictional San Diego Sabers football team, both on and off the field, and the relationships between the players, their significant others, and their families.

Hosea Chanchez plays the lead role of quarterback Malik Wright, who has a complicated relationship with his mother, Tasha Mack, portrayed by Wendy Raquel Robinson. Brandy Norwood stars as Chardonnay Pitts, a bartender who becomes the girlfriend and later wife of player Jason Pitts, portrayed by Coby Bell.

Other main characters include Lauren London as Keira Whitaker, a singer and actress who becomes Malik's love interest, and Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett-Davis, the wife of player Derwin Davis, portrayed by Pooch Hall. Brittany Daniel stars as Kelly Pitts, the ex-wife of Jason Pitts who still maintains close ties with the team and its members.

Throughout the series, the characters face various personal and professional challenges, including infidelity, addiction, career setbacks, and family drama. The show also touches on issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality.

The Game features a large and diverse ensemble cast, including actors and actresses such as Rocky Carroll, Jennifer Baxter, Nazanin Boniadi, Faune A. Chambers, David Blue, Cory Hardrict, Lee Majors, Eyal Podell, Christine Woods, Rockmond Dunbar, Mo'Nique, Penny Marshall, Tahj Mowry, Scott Michael Foster, Don McManus, Candice Coke, Michael Boatman, NeNe Leakes, Tika Sumpter, Charles Michael Davis, Joyful Drake, Gabrielle Dennis, Jessica Lundy, Reggie Austin, Candice Patton, Todd Stashwick, Blake Cooper, Melissa Molinaro, Velibor Topic, Tammy Lauren, Stephen Full, Rebecca Field, David Julian Hirsh, Maria Howell, Perez Hilton, Charles Malik Whitfield, Keesha Sharp, Page Kennedy, Lindsey Stoddart, Ricky Harris, Peter Breitmayer, and Monica Ruiz.

The Game was praised for its realistic portrayal of the lives of professional athletes and their families, as well as its willingness to tackle sensitive and taboo topics. The show also received critical acclaim for its humor, sharp writing, and strong performances, particularly from Chanchez, Robinson, and Norwood.

Overall, The Game is a compelling and entertaining series that combines drama, humor, and social commentary to create a unique and memorable viewing experience.

In summary, The Game is a comedy-drama series that explores the lives of the San Diego Sabers football team and their families, addressing issues such as infidelity, addiction, and family drama. The show features a strong ensemble cast and was praised for its realistic portrayal of professional athletes and their families.

The Game is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (147 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2006.

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August 5, 2015
Tasha is terrified when Pookie accidentally shoots Rick Fox. Chardonnay and Rick bond when she drives him to the hospital.
What More Can I Say?
9. What More Can I Say?
July 29, 2015
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.
The Crying Game
8. The Crying Game
July 22, 2015
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.
Clip It...Clip It Good
7. Clip It...Clip It Good
July 15, 2015
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.
Get Up, Stand Up
6. Get Up, Stand Up
July 8, 2015
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.
Hashtag My Bad
5. Hashtag My Bad
July 1, 2015
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.
Dust in the Wind
4. Dust in the Wind
June 24, 2015
Malik's reading challenges are revealed during Walter's memorial service. He and Kelly team up after Malik's embarrassing reading.
The Dead Episode
3. The Dead Episode
June 17, 2015
Jason attempts to facilitate a peace meeting between Blue and Malik. Malik tries to track down Keira to apologize.
The Spin Control Episode
2. The Spin Control Episode
June 10, 2015
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.
The Kiss Fallout Episode
1. The Kiss Fallout Episode
June 3, 2015
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.
Where to Watch The Game
The Game is available for streaming on the BET website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Game on demand at BET+, Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Apple TV, Crackle and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (4,770)