Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall leaving BET's 'The Game' before new season

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CLUTCH MAGAZINE – Clutch your remote. The time clock has run out for Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall and they will not be returning for the next season of The Game. Hiphollywood.com first reported that an exclusive source informed them Tia and Pooch were given walking papers and would not be back as their characters, Melanie and Derwin, for the next season of the series which has already been renewed.

At the time, the news was just a rumor, but then radio host Dede McGuire tweeted that Tia told her she was fired from the show and then Tia sent her own tweet confirming the news:

“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.”

We know fans haven’t been thrilled about this season of the show or its shift since moving from the CW to BET, but these are the central characters in the series. Maybe Tia and Pooch will be replaced, which would be awkward, but it would seem even weirder if they just disappeared. Wendy Raquel Robinson could definitely carry the show as Tasha Mack but her supporting cast? We’re not so sure.

So far Pooch hasn’t commented on the situation but the network reportedly wants both actors back to film an end to their storyline. We’ll definitely be tuning in to see how they wrap this season June 5.

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