Now that Tia Mowry & Pooch Hall are officially out for Season 6 of “The Game,” the finale episode centered around the twosome heading off to Baltimore so that Melanie could pursue her residency at Johns Hopkins.
What does that mean for next season of the show?
According to reports, instead of just filling in 2 new actors to the Melanie/Derwin roles, the writers are casting two new actors – one male and one female – to play different roles that will run parallel to the Melanie/Derwin storyline.
With Tia Mowry leaving the show, 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 5-years-old and starring on a “Cosby” style sitcom. According to the casting call, she’s bright and charming, but struggling with the transition into a grown-up career.
Kiera isn’t the only newbie in town. 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.
So the Ivy League athlete and the former child star will hook-up, or already come in as a couple, for a new main storyline.