Also known as: book 8
Country: USA, 220 minutes
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Family, Romance,
Original channel BET (2011–present)With the growing success of the UPN sitcom Girlfriends, that show's creator and producers decided to create a spinoff series. On April 17, 2006, a Girlfriends episode called The Game focused on a young woman who decides to put her pending career plans on hold for the rising success of her star athlete boyfriend. The character, Melanie Barnett, was introduced in the episode as the first cousin of Joan Clayton, Girlfriends' principal character. The episode performed well and gained enough interest for The CW network to pick up The Game as a new series for its fall 2006-07 prime time line-up. Originally, actress Renee Bruce was cast for the role of Melanie but was later replaced with Tia Mowry. Before debuting on The CW, more cast changes occurred. Aldis Hodge and Jennifer Baxter, both of whom appeared in the pilot episode, were replaced by Pooch Hall and Brittany Daniel respectively. Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez and Wendy Raquel Robinson were the remaining cast members.
Medium: Original DVD,
Aspect ratio: 16:9 Widescreen