Melanie and Derwin have been voted off Sunbeam Island. The loveable characters who have entertained us since 2006 will not be returning to “The Game” next season! Cue in the collective Internet gasp of disbelief.
Late last night, HipHollywood.com broke the news that sitcom-vet Tia Mowry and cutie Pooch Hall had been axed from the show, which BET renewed for another season earlier this month. Radio host, Dede McGuire used Twitter to confirm the shocking turn of events before Tia herself dealt the final blow. She tweeted her love for “The Game” and for the fans that have supported her during her tenure as the medical student turned football wife:
“Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun along the way. I am looking forward to my upcoming projects…the release of my book
#OhBaby [today!], season 2 of @TiaTameraShow on @mystyle premiering in June, and my @ABCFamily movie coming out in December…more to come!” love u so much”
At press time, Pooch Hall hadn’t commented on the termination.
I’ll openly admit that I haven’t watched “The Game” much since it shifted from the CW to BET. With the blatant de-evolution of characters including Tasha Mack and Malik Wright, most devoted fans have lost hope for the former fan favorite and have settled for re-runs of old seasons. But nobody was prepared for the abrupt exit of the two central characters.
Even with all of their trials and tribulations, Melanie and Derwin are one of the most relatable and overall cutest television couples. So, what’s next? We can’t be sure, but BET reportedly wants to film Tia and Pooch’s last scenes together as an end to their memorable storyline. Hopefully, this will air on the season finale June 5. In the meantime, curl up on the couch and pop in a season one DVD to remember why we fell in love with Melanie and Derwin and why we’ll miss them on our airwaves.
Evette Dionne, everythingYNTK for VIBEVixen.com
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