When Tia Mowry confirmed the news that she was leaving BET’s The Game, we noticed her sister Tamera tweeted a cryptic “You will forever be the best and only Melanie!” which was odd since BET indicated they would not be recasting the character of Melanie and Derwin (played by Pooch Hall) and left their storylines open for a future return.
Well now we hear that BET is in fact looking for a new couple to play the show’s new it couple. Take a look at details from the casting call:
Producers are looking for a new female actress to join the cast in the regular role of Kiera, a 20-year-old former child star who has been in the spotlight since she was five years old and starring on a “Cosby” style sitcom. According to the casting call, she’s bright and charming, but struggling into transitioning into a grown-up career.
Another series regular will be hired to play Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbook – a #1, Ivy League draft pick running back who breaks every “dumb athlete” stereotype. He’s not only got a Heisman Trophy, but he’s usually the smartest guy in the room — which sets his new teammates on edge.
And while Tia says she “basically” agrees with BET’s decision, it will remain to be seen if fans of the hit show will support the new direction of the show.