News broke earlier this week, that both Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry Hardrict were not returning to the popular series â€˜The Gameâ€™ after five seasons on the show..
After hearing this all the true, “The Game” fans spoke out…
I can remember like it was yesterday when I broke the news after some of my friends started the petition to bring the show back to TV.
Now the fan’s who was once in love with the show, have nothing but hate and feels the shows personality has been destroyed.
Here’s what the fan’s who started the petition to bring the show back to TV had to say… (P.S. some of the words have been changed out of respect)
This our open letter to BET, Akil Production and Staff. Hopefully you”ll post it.
We created a facebook page awhile back about the direction of The Game since its return on BET. We strongly believe that the shows productions company and BET used the show as a stepping stool for other projects and ventures.
Since the signing with BET , the Akils have produced, Jumping the Broom and Sparkle and paid very little attention to the current state of the show. This ultimately lead to what we believe is the demise of the show. Yes, its just a tv show , however its bigger than that. The show lacks integrity and fails to provide a positive representation for the African American community.
Since the show returned to BET, we’ve seen a “ghetto” Brandy, a gun totting, weed smoking, sex addicted, angry black woman in Tasha, a drunk in Malik and a marriage that seems to have an issue every other week with Melanie and Derwin.
Not to mention the sudden exit of the only white cast member -Brittany Daniels, which is questionable. We received sloppy written story lines that lacks continuity,bad lighting and poorly directed episodes. This is sad as television shows on a whole are on a decline especially shows that are reflection of our community. The show declines in viewers every week , now averaging 1.9 million viewers , from 7.7 million in two seasons, Both BET and the Akils should be ashamed in their selfish plot ,after we the fans fought for the shows return. We’ve reached out to both BET and the Akils on twitter and facebook in the past, which resulted in us being blocked ,along with anyone that posted constructive criticism of the show. BET, Staff and the Akils along with any other future production company should pay attention to the fans, and the quality of programming they provide, if not, this will not be the last show , that will quickly fail.
Now I have to ask what do yall think? Is the show still Good? Or is it the fact that its been on TV so long that its hard to keep up those great story lines they originally created? Do yall think BET should bring in new cast members to spice it up?
The homie NecoleBitchie reports Tia Mowry gave her first interview on â€˜Sway In The Morningâ€™ yesterday, and although she was somewhat tight lipped about their departure, she revealed there wasnâ€™t any friction between the cast or the producers and it was a â€˜mutual decisionâ€™ to part ways from the show.
When Pooch feels comfortable enough to talk about it, Iâ€™m sure he will but I can just talk about myself. Right now I can tell you it was definitely a mutual decision.
When asked if she was disappointed that she wasnâ€™t returning , she responded:
You know what, itâ€™s all good. It really is. Iâ€™ve been on the show 5 years. I had a great time on the show. Iâ€™m very happy with what I did. I love Melanie so much that sometimes I forgot to shut her off. There is no hard feelings [but] Iâ€™m here to talk about my book and â€˜Tia & Tameraâ€™.
Interesting enough, Pooch Hall was on the show on April 27th, along with Tia who called in and the two kind of hinted around that there was trouble in paradise and that they may not be returning. Pooch even admitted that he thought it would be stupid for them not to return for Season 6.
On whether she is happy that the show is getting picked up for a sixth season:
um Yeah, I hope Iâ€™m coming back.
Pooch Hall on whether they would be returning:
Things happen. We are working some stuff out and as far as our chemistry and as far as Tia and myself, people [were] comparing us to the new Martin and Gina and we know how big Martin was. I think that as far as Tia and I, as far as being this power couple and this Hollywood couple on the show, it would almost be stupid for us not to be on season 6.
Tia on whether she would be returning:
We are still kind of working some things out , so yeah. I really donâ€™t know what is really kind of going on but I want to come back to the show and its my choice to come back to the show. I am really excited to be coming back to the show but as it stands for right now, I donâ€™t really know whats going on for sure.
PoochÂ on whether he would be returning:
Yo Tia is not going anywhere, Tia is the show man. As far as working out that stuff, (contracts) that stuff takes time. Itâ€™s not like add water and you got pancakes. You gotta put eggs and milk and stir it up and put it in the bowl.
Sidenote: Check out Poochâ€™s face when Tia was asked if she was looking forward to the next season was everything.
Check the video below
Spotted @ Necolebitchie