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BET: Pooch Hall Is Leaving "The Game" For Showtime Network Role, Hopes He & Tia Will Return For Guest Appearances

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With Tia Mowry announcing this week she will not be returning for season 6 of "The Game," and reports saying Pooch Hall will not either, BET networks has issued a statement explaining the situation.  Deets inside..

BET, the home network of "The Game," said in a statement today that Pooch isn’t returning because of his “involvement on a new project.”   That new project is the Showtime pilot “Ray Donovan.”

The network went on to say it “is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline” and hopes Hall and Mowry “will make several guest appearances.”

Still calling B.S. on this ish.  Why?  Because Coby Bell--who plays the major role of Jason Pitts--has also played a mid-level role on USA network's "Burn Notice" for the past few years now.  All while still working on "The Game."  So it is possible.  Not to mention many of the non-lead actors like Meagan Good, Brandy and others have several different projects outside of the show. 

Everybody just needs to keep it 100 about what really went down.   And as for the show continuing without the main two characters--just not seeing it.

Oh wells.  It was fun while it lasted.

Deuces.

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Not true. 1st Execs don't take black people seriously PERIOD. 2) You have "The Rock" "LL Cool J" "Ice T" just to name a couple off the top of my head. Hollywood execs don't bother to remember a black actors name it's all Nigger from the one show, and that's because black audiences to PAY, they bootleg or watch shuckin and jivin stuff like Madea. Why do you think you only see them on small cable networks and NOT one of the 5 major TV networks? Like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW
Anonymous's picture

Should he change it back to

Should he change it back to Marion Hall ?
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Let me add this, Pooch was

Let me add this, Pooch was okay when you are young, but wait till you are trying to get more adult roles and your name comes up on a casting director clipboard.
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Anonymous's picture

BET needs to go ahead and

BET needs to go ahead and cancel the show now. There is no need for it to continue with the two main characters. I'm not watching anymore.
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I personally just started

I personally just started watching this year. I love Pooch and Tia roll on the show as well as the storyline with Brandy. But, the rest can kick Rocks.. Tasha brings the hood and we have enough of that to watch with the housewives this show was like a fresh breath of air with reality concerning the rich and the middle class and Brandy roll going from the hood and meeting someone famous. I just don't see myself watching it without them. Sorry buy I can't play in this GAME anymore.
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I'm sure Tia is saving the

I'm sure Tia is saving the real reason to be revealed on her reality show.
Anonymous's picture

LOL she may be pregnant again

LOL she may be pregnant again and they fired her bc of that. its not unheard of in tinsel town.
Anonymous's picture

BET ruins everything. I will

BET ruins everything. I will not be watching anymore!
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BET crushes everything it

BET crushes everything it touches. This show ended with Season 4, folks are just having a delayed reaction.
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OMG that's what I've been

OMG that's what I've been saying all morning... we all need to let this show go. It's not hard. You cant beat a dead horse. Point blank, the storyline is ridiculous and its STUPID. Mara and Salim Akil are wasting time. Lets just call it a day, Please.
Anonymous's picture

Mel and Ding Dong gone?? oh

Mel and Ding Dong gone?? oh well!
Anonymous's picture

Yeah, this isn't gonna work

Yeah, this isn't gonna work and I don't see this show lasting too much longer.
Devin's picture

I agree there is something

I agree there is something going on behind the scenes at B.E.T. I have been a fan of the show since day one and unfortunately it did lose some of its appeal after B.E.T. picked it up. But seeing how excited Tia and Pooch were to have the fans bring the show back and how excited they were to have it picked up for another season, I don't think they would just suddenly quit and let their fans down. I understand they have other obligations outside of the show, but so do some of the other actors, and they've made it work. Wouldn't it have made more sense for Tia to not come back last season when she had to work hard to get in shape and she had just had a baby? If outside obligations were the case, I think they would have said this upcoming season would be their last or we would have been heard speculation that they may not be coming back. Like Natasha said, the projects Tia mentioned are in no way prohibiting her from doing The Game. It's so frustrating that celebs and networks want you to support them, but then can't be honest with you.
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ummm we don't know where this

ummm we don't know where this show is being filmed or if HE EVEN WANTS to film both. Sometimes ppl outgrow sh*t. The Game has been over as far as the story line since last season. We ALL need to accept that and move on.
Anonymous's picture

I would hope he would not

I would hope he would not just "not want" to film both. Why quit and then want to come back for several guest appearances? Why not just reduce your role if that's the case?
Mara's picture

He may just be saying that

He may just be saying that for his image and to be gracious about everything. When you are fired or choose to leave a job, being gracious is most important. It'd be different if he showed his ass and did like Tia. Her whole "thing" was BS. You can tell, as a fan of hers, that she is upset that she didn't get her way. It also may be a thing of "if Tia leaves, why should I (Pooch) stay?" what would they HONESTLY do with him, now? Im sure the fans of the show would not appreciate Derwin and Melanie divorcing. Especially since they have been through too effin much! I know that would piss me off as a viewer and I'd stop watching. But like I said in my previous comment, he may have outgrew this and didn't like where the show was going or felt like it was a waste of time since the fans didnt like it. They probably read the blogs and see that its not being well received. We all just need to move on and accept the show is just... not good.
Anonymous's picture

Yes something definitely went

Yes something definitely went down that they're not telling the fans about because just a couple of months ago the cast expressed their excitement about being renewed for another season, now the 2 main characters aren't coming back! On a side note, I LOVE the creators of the show the Akils. They created "Girlfriends" and have announced a new black show they are developing...so, as much as we'll miss "the game" we'll fall in love with the Akil's new production soon :) Wish the best to the cast of the game though. They were GREAT!!!!
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Yes something definitely went

Yes something definitely went down that they're not telling the fans about because just a couple of months ago the cast expressed their excitement about being renewed for another season, now the 2 main characters aren't coming back! On a side note, I LOVE the creators of the show the Akils. They created "Girlfriends" and have announced a new black show they are developing...so, as much as we'll miss "the game" we'll fall in love with the Akil's new production soon :) Wish the best to the cast of the game though. They were GREAT!!!!
SC's picture

Yeah, still sounds shady to

Yeah, still sounds shady to me. Jason has been on Burn notice for a minute with still being able to be one of the main characters on The Game so WTH? Because both Pooch & Tia were loyal to the show and the fans that petitioned to keep the show on the air. I think this one is on BET for real. And if so, dumb move for BET--especially to get rid of Pooch. He is a big reason why so many folks watch the show.
Melody's picture

I agree! Pooch was my main

I agree! Pooch was my main reason. His character made you fall in love even if the story line was getting wack! I watched because of Mel & Derwin! Not Tasha Mack, although I am feeling her with Pookie. That's a good look.
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the show has really ran it's

the show has really ran it's course, and tasha has turned into a stone "HO"..It was good while it lasted, so i am ready 2 say good-bye.............SHMD.
Anonymous's picture

Lol Natasha I concur! After

Lol Natasha I concur! After people done petitioned trying to this damn show, the two main character are jump ship. Deuces in-fricking-deed.
Ms. P's picture

Yes something definitely went

Yes something definitely went down that they're not telling the fans about because just a couple of months ago the cast expressed their excitement about being renewed for another season, now the 2 main characters aren't coming back! On a side note, I LOVE the creators of the show the Akils. They created "Girlfriends" and have announced a new black show they are developing...so, as much as we'll miss "the game" we'll fall in love with the Akil's new production soon :) Wish the best to the cast of the game though. They were GREAT!!!!
SC's picture

Yes something definitely went

Yes something definitely went down that they're not telling the fans about because just a couple of months ago the cast expressed their excitement about being renewed for another season, now the 2 main characters aren't coming back! On a side note, I LOVE the creators of the show the Akils. They created "Girlfriends" and have announced a new black show they are developing...so, as much as we'll miss "the game" we'll fall in love with the Akil's new production soon :) Wish the best to the cast of the game though. They were GREAT!!!!
SC's picture

I'm going to miss the

I'm going to miss the "Melanie and Derwin" storyline, they were cute together!! I just wish they had made Melanie a practicing physician instead of a baller's wife. Maybe they will bring them back from time to time. I'm liking the Jason-Chardonney storyline... its been real interesting recently.
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I CO-SIGN on the COONERY

I CO-SIGN on the COONERY statement. Used to be a die-hard fan before BET picked the show. They definitely ghetto-ized the show and I could not support that....stupid storylines, ignorant stereotypes and the like. BET you should be ashamed. GET IT TOGETHER. Won't be watching.
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I CO-SIGN on the COONERY

I CO-SIGN on the COONERY statement. Used to be a die-hard fan before BET picked the show. They definitely ghetto-ized the show and I could not support that....stupid storylines, ignorant stereotypes and the like. BET you should be ashamed. GET IT TOGETHER. Won't be watching.
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I CO-SIGN on the COONERY

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I agree I was one who rallied

I agree I was one who rallied to being the show back and then bet took it to hell with all this ghetto melodrama shit... Hell I was going to boycott to kill the show after last yrs antics.. BET SHOULD BE CALLED WET... I'm glad their leaving and I hope this show falters. It used to be their responsibility to show us in our true form and yet they haves reduced themselves to this Coonery.., good riddens but good luck to all the talented actors
Anonymous's picture

you know what, i can actually

you know what, i can actually see the show working without them. they haven't given much "on" screen chemistry-and to be honest-i kind of just watched to support it, and really fell in love with jason and brandys story line this season. all the blessings to them both.
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I feel Brandy was

I feel Brandy was over---acting a bit....................she did good though, just a bit much over the top 4 me..............just sayin.
Anonymous's picture

It's super weird... I'm mean

It's super weird... I'm mean aren't they the principal actors on the show... It like a Bill Cusby show with no Bill Cusby or a Fresh Prince of Belair without will smith.... Hope it's not going to affect the show to much, in my opinion it has already suffert enough when losing Kelly Pitts...
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Pure BS indeed. Tia be

Pure BS indeed. Tia be talking about focusing on writing her book, which has been written already and she just finished a movie on ABC family . Moving on to new projects that have already been wrapped up?? really And don't get me started on that show with her sister. Med school PLEASEEE.. You got fired point blank and you too Pooch.
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IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN

IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN AT ALL THE SHOW IS FUCKING WACK NOW ANYWAY GLAD I QUIT WATCHING THAT SHIT THE SHOW AINT HOW IT USE TO BE GOOD FOR U TIA AND POOH I WISH U BOTH WELL ON YOUR PROJECTS
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IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN

IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN AT ALL THE SHOW IS FUCKING WACK NOW ANYWAY GLAD I QUIT WATCHING THAT SHIT THE SHOW AINT HOW IT USE TO BE GOOD FOR U TIA AND POOH I WISH U BOTH WELL ON YOUR PROJECTS
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IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN

IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN AT ALL THE SHOW IS FUCKING WACK NOW ANYWAY GLAD I QUIT WATCHING THAT SHIT THE SHOW AINT HOW IT USE TO BE GOOD FOR U TIA AND POOH I WISH U BOTH WELL ON YOUR PROJECTS
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IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN

IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN AT ALL THE SHOW IS FUCKING WACK NOW ANYWAY GLAD I QUIT WATCHING THAT SHIT THE SHOW AINT HOW IT USE TO BE GOOD FOR U TIA AND POOH I WISH U BOTH WELL ON YOUR PROJECTS
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IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN

IM NOT MAD AT TIA AND DERWIN AT ALL THE SHOW IS FUCKING WACK NOW ANYWAY GLAD I QUIT WATCHING THAT SHIT THE SHOW AINT HOW IT USE TO BE GOOD FOR U TIA AND POOH I WISH U BOTH WELL ON YOUR PROJECTS
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that sucks i love the game

that sucks i love the game what happened
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