Hit show 'The Game' returns to TV on BET (40224)

Grammy-winning R&B star Brandy Norwood added to cast

After record-breaking premieres last season, fan favorite “The Game” returned to TV this past Tuesday on BET. As the No. 1 sitcom debut in the history of all cable TV, season four of “The Game” left viewers on the edge of their seats.

The seduction continues now as infidelity, ambition, secrets and betrayal collide to make season five the most compelling yet. Picking up where the show left off, Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) contends with Derwin’s (Pooch Hall) abortion accusation; Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) struggle to wrangle an intoxicated Jenna (Tika Sumpter); and Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is still off in the world trying to find herself, leaving Jason (Coby Bell) to come to terms with his feelings toward Black women. The new season also ushers in a new love interest for Jason, who is sure to shake things up.

In addition to music star Brandy joining the cast and long-time favorites Melanie, Derwin, Tasha, Malik and Jason, season five also welcomes the return of the prodigal sports manager Irv Smiff (P.J. Byrne); Janay, the mother of Derwin’s son (Gabrielle Dennis); Malik’s former girlfriend Jenna; and Malik’s former assistant-turned-entrepreneur Tee Tee (Barry T. Floyd) and his famous Cluck Truck.

The momentum continues with a number of exciting new guest appearances, including Shawn Marion, Estelle, Selita Ebanks, DeRay Davis, NeNe Leakes, Rockmond Dunba and the Emmy Award-winning Loretta Devine, among others.

Fans wanting more can log on to BET.com/TheGame.