Tia Mowry Tweeted today that she is leaving BET’s “The Game” after five seasons, two with BET.
“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 along the way. I am looking forward to my upcoming projects…the release of my book #OhBaby [today!], season 2 of @TiaTameraShow on @mystyle premiering in June, and my @ABCFamily movie coming out in December…more to come!” love u so much”
Mowry, 33, was the biggest name on the show, which was axed by the CW in 2009 but resurrected 18 months later by BET to a whopping 7.7 million viewers. Those numbers have dropped steadily since then. The most recent episode this past Tuesday drew a mere 2.08 million, about half of the average audience in 2011.
“The Game” is shot in Atlanta. It was recently renewed for a sixth season and 22 episodes. The current season ends June 5.
How they are planning to write off her character Melanie Barnett-Davis is unclear. Pooch Hall, who plays her husband Derwin Davis, appears to be out, too.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk