Tia Mowry Hardict and Pooch Hall, the stars of BET's comedy "The Game," is leaving the series.
BET said the stars, who play a couple on the sports-flavored series, will not return for the sixth season as regular cast members.
"As a result of Pooch's involvement on a new project, BET is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of the show," said a statement from the network. "That said, we hope both Pooch and Tia will make several guest appearences. While we miss the incredible adventures of Melanie and Derwin on 'The Game,' we appreciate all of their hard work, the laughs and wish them both the best in their future endeavors."
"The Game," the cable network's most popular series, premiered to record ratings on BET in January 2011. The series had been canceled by the WB in 2009, but BET's revamp of the show gave it new life.
Hardict said she will continue to appear with her identical twin sister, Tamera Mowry, on their Style Network reality series, "Tia & Tamera."
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PHOTO: Tia Mowry Hardict, left, and Pooch Hall in "The Game." Credit: Paul Abell / PictureGroup.