'The Game' plan
There are lots of questions leading to the CW show's season finale, with the biggest being: Will it get renewed?
This week, the third season of "The Game" (8:30 p.m. Fridays) will come to an end aiming to answer several questions. Will Derwin (Pooch Hall) and Melanie (Tia Mowry) finally get married, or will the baby he's expecting with his ex Janay (Gabrielle Dennis) sabotage their plans? Will Malik (Hosea Chanchez) let his newfound family loyalties get in the way of his game on the field, and off? Will Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) finally find love with Rick Fox (playing himself)? Will Jason (Coby Bell) and Kelly (Brittany Daniel) acknowledge that their divorce was a mistake?
And most important, can "The Game" afford to have loose ends?
Later this month, the CW will announce whether it intends to renew the show, which follows the stars of the San Diego Sabers football team and their better halves, for a fourth season. Last month it was reported that, in an effort to save the show from cancellation, creator Mara Brock Akil was repitching it to the network as an hourlong dramedy, more in keeping with the CW's new direction.
-- Jon Caramanica
Photo: Will Melanie (Tia Mowry) and Derwin (Pooch Hall) finally get married? Scott Humbert / The CW