Newcomer Jay Ellis Taking Over For Pooch Hall In BET’s Hit Series ‘The Game’

Newcomer Jay Ellis Taking Over For Pooch Hall In BET's Hit Series 'The Game'

Producers of The Game are moving quickly to replace departing stars Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall.

Recall yesterday's news that Lauren London has joined the cast of BET's mega comedy hit show as a series regular, in its upcoming 6th season.

London's casting is intended to fill the void left by Mowry, and will play a character named Kiera, described as "a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom."

Announced this afternoon, Pooch Hall's replacement will come in the form of relative newcomer Jay Ellis, who has joined the cast also as a series regular, playing a characeter named Blue, described as, "a running back and the No.1 draft pick from an Ivy League school who is highly educated and often the smartest person in the room. But even though he is bright, he is still a young man who has a lot to learn about life, love and himself."

Ellis' resume is full of bit parts in episodes of TV series like Grey's Anatomy, and The Bold And The Beautiful, as well as some short film work. A starring role in a hit TV series should up his profile a bit.

Meanwhile, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby BellHosea ChanchezBrandy Norwood and Barry A. Floyd will all be back next season.

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Comments

Joshua

I'm glad Lauren London will be Tia's replacement next season. This will be a good look for her career besides she haven't been in a lot of stuff except Madea's Bis Happy Family and Single Ladies on VH1.

ChgoSista

My toe was already 1/2way out the do' on "The Game"–it's all the way out now. Out of sheer stubborness, I will not embrace him or Lauren London. Boooo!!

the black police

I think he is good-looking (not in the sexual god way a la Boris Kodjoe and the like) and hopefully he can act. I'm interested in seeing where they go with it. They seem intent on keeping the show on since they could have easily canceled after the leads bailed. So lets wait and see.

jeni

LOL@ "No. 1 draft pick from an Ivy League school."

ouch

The only problem with the was that it was centered around the which renders the story lines as realistic as basketball wives. As we see in real life their are not enough women being ran through on the show. It is too respectful towards women. Not saying that too prove Im sexist but how can we capture the lives of men who have easily slept with several hundreds of women by focusing on the few women that stay in their lives. So of the more impactful relationships last for only a moment.

Adam Scott Thompson

BET is to "The Game" as "Pet Sematary" was to Church and Gage.

Lonny

Kind of hoped they would just re-center the show around Brandy's character. Coby Bell is the funniest part of the show. Malik's dramatic storylines are misplaced. Lauren London is not that great of an actress in the films and tv appearances I've seen. She's kind of one -note.

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