The Game

The Game

  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.7  (3,959)

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.

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POW POW POW!
10. POW POW POW!
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.
Description

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

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 Apple TV+, BET+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Apple TV, CW Seed and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (3,959)