BET has released details of its returning sitcom “The Game”, which premieres its 22-episode 5th season on Tuesday, Jan. 10th.
Picking up where it left off, Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) contends with Derwin’s (Pooch Hall) abortion accusation; Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) struggle to wrangle an intoxicated Jenna (Tika Sumpter); and Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is still off in the world trying to find herself, forcing Jason (Coby Bell) to come to terms with his feelings towards black women. The new season also ushers in a new love interest for Jason.
Brandy Norwood joins the cast this year, and season 5 also welcomes the return of the prodigal sports manager Irv Smiff (PJ Byrne); the mother of Derwin’s son, Janay (Gabrielle Dennis); Malik’s former assistant turned entrepreneur, Tee Tee and his famous Wing Truck (Barry T. Floyd).
The momentum continues with a number of exciting new guest appearances, including Shawn Marion, Estelle, Selita Ebanks, DeRay Davis, Nene Leakes, Rockmond Dunbar, and the Emmy-award winning Loretta Devine, among others.