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Melanie Barnett Davis
First appearanceThe Game (Backdoor Pilot) ("Girlfriends" - episode 6.18)
Portrayed byTia Mowry
Information
Nickname(s)

"Mel" by Derwin Davis, "Med School" by Tasha Mack,

"Girl Melanie" by Malik Wright
OccupationDoctor
Spouse(s)Derwin Davis (husband, 2009-present)
Children

Derwin Davis Jr (step-son, with Derwin)

Unnamed child (sex unknown,Trey,abortion)
RelativesDr. James Barnett (father)
Grace Barnett (mother)
Cameron Barnett (brother)
Joan Clayton (cousin)
 
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This is a list of the characters from the American comedy-drama television series The Game.

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Melanie Barnett Davis

Melanie Barnett Davis
First appearanceThe Game (Backdoor Pilot) ("Girlfriends" - episode 6.18)
Portrayed byTia Mowry
Information
Nickname(s)

"Mel" by Derwin Davis, "Med School" by Tasha Mack,

"Girl Melanie" by Malik Wright
OccupationDoctor
Spouse(s)Derwin Davis (husband, 2009-present)
Children

Derwin Davis Jr (step-son, with Derwin)

Unnamed child (sex unknown,Trey,abortion)
RelativesDr. James Barnett (father)
Grace Barnett (mother)
Cameron Barnett (brother)
Joan Clayton (cousin)

Dr. Melanie Barnett Davis, played by Tia Mowry,[1] is a third-year medical school student from Connecticut who has given up an offer of admission to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore to follow her boyfriend, Sabers rising star receiver Derwin Davis, to San Diego against the advice of her parents and her cousin Joan Clayton, the lead character from the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends.

She is the daughter of a high-powered surgeon. Her brother is Cameron, who is portrayed by Tahj Mowry (Tia Mowry's younger brother). Melanie becomes friends with Kelly Pitts, the wife of veteran wide receiver Jason Pitts, and Tasha Mack, mother and manager of the Sabers star quarterback Malik Wright. Though their relations are rocky, Melanie, Kelly, and Tasha still maintain a close bond. Melanie also becomes friends with her former rival, Dionne, who was once Derwin's image consultant and Melanie's eventual roommate.

Melanie began her relationship with Derwin in college. During season 1, Derwin cheated on Melanie with Drew Sidora. In the season 1 finale Melanie finds out and leaves Derwin. After she breaks up with Derwin, she confides in her old friend Trey Wiggs. She eventually has a one-night-stand with Trey. In the middle of season 2 Derwin is seeing Janay and Melanie began dating Jerome Rice. At the end of season 2 Derwin reveals his love for Melanie and forces her to choose. Melanie turns Derwin down but then realizes that she is still in love with him. She returns to Derwin's apartment only to find out that Janay is pregnant with Derwin's child. After they break up once more in the middle of season 3, this time due to her infidelity with Dr. Buriss/Dr. McHottie, Derwin and Janay try to work things out while Melanie has a fling with her boss Dr. Buriss. Melanie continues to see Derwin on-and-off and at the end of season 3, and they have a wedding but it is postponed due to Janay having the baby. After they leave the hospital they finally get married in a private ceremony.

Two years later in season four, Melanie decides to put her residency on hold and focuses more on being the wife of a now famous & wealthy athlete in Derwin and a stepmother to his alleged son DJ, as the couple has now moved into a brand-new mansion and even did a photoshoot for Essence magazine. Having insecurities about whether Derwin is the father of DJ, Melanie swabs a DNA sample of DJ while babysitting him, with the initial test revealing Derwin is not DJ's father, but later tests reveal Derwin indeed is the father, leaving Melanie with the task of telling Derwin about the test. Melanie and Derwin go see a fertility doctor about why they're having problems conceiving and Derwin questions Melanie about an abortion and if it was his or not. In the season premeire Derwin asks Melanie and eventually she says she did have a abortion. Originally he thinks it was from when he and Melanie were in college. However, she tells him that it was actually was from her affair with Trey Wiggs, and the reason she had the abortion was to spare Derwin from living with a reminder of her affair, which is the way she feels about DJ. Even though she made it seem as though the abortion did not affect her, when she's alone it does seem as though she feels guilty.

Derwin Davis

Derwin Davis
First appearance"The Game"
Girlfriends, (Season 6, Episode 18)
Portrayed by

Aldis Hodge (2006)

Pooch Hall (2006-present)
Information
Nickname(s)Rookie,
Ding Dong (Franchise Player), Son (as in from the Holy Trinity, Jason is the Father and Malik is the Holy Ghost))
OccupationFootball player
Spouse(s)Melanie (wife, 2009-present)
ChildrenDerwin Davis Jr. (D.J.) with ex-girlfriend Janay
Derwin Davis
No. 81     San Diego Sabers
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-09-20) September 20, 1984 (age 27)
Place of birth: Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Pennsylvania
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Debuted in 2006 for the San Diego Sabers
Career history
  • San Diego Sabers
Career highlights and awards
  • Champion (2008) *Best Rookie (2006)

Derwin ("Ding Dong") Davis is a star wide receiver with the San Diego Sabers and the husband of Melanie Barnett . Aldis Hodge portrayed the original Derwin in the Girlfriends pilot. His character was replaced by Pooch Hall.[2]

In the first season Derwin goes through the hazing from Sabers captain Jason Pitts, and starting quarterback Malik Wright, whom he ultimately becomes friends with. Towards the end of the season, Malik and Jason "adopt" Derwin. In "To Baby...Or Not to Baby" Derwin proposes to Melanie at half-time of one of the Saber games because he thinks that Melanie might be pregnant. Melanie accepts at first feeling pressured on national television. However, later on Melanie tells Derwin that it is not the right time. Derwin meets singer Drew Sidora at a party he attends with Malik, and Drew asks Derwin to be in her new video, which he accepts not knowing he will play her love interest. Derwin and Drew get close and end up having sex. Dionne tells Derwin she knows he slept with Drew, and Melanie over-hears and calls off the engagement, and their relationship.

Derwin tries to get back together with Melanie but Melanie shows up with football player and Derwin's rival Trey Wiggs to move her stuff from Derwin's apartment. Derwin's standout performance in training camp (and Jason's poor performance) earned Derwin a starting spot with the Sabers. In season 2, Derwin starts becoming more of a playboy jock rather than his humble church ways. After a few "hookups" Derwin starts dating Janay. Although Melanie begins dating Jerome, she is jealous of Derwin and Janay. Janay finds "Dr. Grizzly", the stuffed bear Derwin bought Melanie, and Derwin throws the bear into a waste basket, but later recovers it and hides it in a drawer. Derwin hurts his knee in a Sabers' playoff game and can't play in the Super Bowl, so he decides not to go to Miami with the team. Melanie misses Derwin and decides to pay him a visit, and they share a passionate kiss, but Melanie goes to L.A. with her boyfriend, Jerome. An intoxicated Derwin goes with Malik to L.A. to seek out Melanie. Derwin tells her, "You look me in my eyes and you tell me you don't love me?" Jerome and Derwin fight and Melanie confesses to Jerome that she loves Derwin. Melanie goes to Derwin's apartment, but Derwin finds out that Janay is pregnant with his baby.

In season 3, Derwin and Melanie get back together, but Melanie is jealous when Derwin goes with Janay to her first pregnancy appointment. After Melanie and Derwin break up again, Derwin decides to get back together with Janay since he is the father of her baby. Janay discovers that Derwin is still in love with Melanie after she finds the bear she thought had been thrown away. Melanie and Derwin get back together and Derwin proposes again, and Melanie accepts, and decides she wants to marry Derwin before the baby arrives. The baby comes when Derwin and Melanie are at the altar. Derwin rushes to the hospital, leaving Melanie at the altar. Later that night Derwin and Melanie get married in a private ceremony. In the fourth season premiere, there are some questions regarding the true paternity of Derwin's son. Derwin also emerges as a superstar player in season 4, getting numerous endorsement deals, including Nike, and becomes the new face of the Sabers organization. In season 5 premiere he asks Melanie if she had an abortion and she eventually admits that she did. He does not like the fact but thinks it was while the couple were in college. When she tells him it was Trey Wiggs' he is mad that she aborted a child even if not his. Since firing Tasha as his manager Derwin has been in the need of a new representation and hires his old agent Irv Smith to manage him prompting Tasha to take legal action as a way to get her money back for a Verizon sponsorship she had recently set up for him. Later Derwin attempts to build a friendship with Kwan off the field with the hope that it will build more chemistry on the field, but Kwan is non receptive and he soon learns that his friendship with Malik has been destroyed because of the Kwan situation. After fixing his relationship with Malik, Derwin attempts to get Malik back on the field with a campaign called "WMD" (What Malik DOing), Derwin admits that he has ulterior motives but he believes this is the only way him and Malik can get back to real friendship. After the owner tells Derwin that Kwan is the starter this adds further contentiousness to their relationship. Derwin finds out that Melanie is unable to have children because of a medical condition and takes it hard, handeling it by having a party with Malik and Jason and getting drunk. In the episode "Derwin about to go ham", Kwan and Derwin's animosity reaches the critical level after Kwan refuses to throw Derwin the ball in the first half of a crucial game. In the locker room they engage in a small altercation. Back on the field Kwan is told to call a pass play but at the last minute audibles out for a run, Derwin going into motion "misses" a block and Kwan's knee is brutally hurt and he is lost for the game and possibly the season. Malik comes in to fill in for Kwan and the dream team of Malik + Derwin is back together and they lead a comeback victory. At the press conference Derwin is bombarded with questions about the play that Kwan got hurt with members of the media insinuating that Derwin missed it on purpose, Derwin leaves the press conferences without answering further questions. Back at home Derwin becomes a shell of himself isolating himself off from everyone else because of the pain knowing that everyone is blaming him for what happened. Melanie soon convinces him to leave the house and while at the gas station a fan approaches him, blaming him for the injury and spitting on his car. Later Derwin visits Malik and gets advice about how to get through this and how to not stress so much about his image and focus more on football and his career. After returning home Derwin and Melanie have a truth moment and he reveals that he missed it on purpose because of Kwan's attempt to threaten the legacy. He tells her that there are two Derwins: regular Derwin, and Der win at any means necessary (If it means protecting, his family, and the legacy).

Tasha Mack

Tasha Mack
First appearance"The Game" (Backdoor Pilot)
(Girlfriends - episode 6.18)
Information
Nickname(s)Ma (by Malik)
Tasha
Ms. Mack (by Tee-Tee)
OccupationSports agent
  • C.E.O. of Tasha Mack Management
  • Agent at ISM (Irv Smiff Management)
Spouse(s)Chauncey Wright (ex-boyfriend)
Kenny (Coach T)(ex-boyfriend)
Rick Fox (ex-boyfriend)
Dante' (ex-boyfriend)
ChildrenMalik Wright (son, with Chauncey Wright)

Latasha (Tasha) Mack is portrayed by Wendy Raquel Robinson.[3] Tasha is a wise-cracking, outspoken crazy mom. She is a mother/manager of the show's star quarterback Malik Wright. She grew up in Richmond, California and had a baby in high school with her longtime boyfriend Chauncey. As the show progresses, Malik fires Tasha. She then signs a contract with ISM (Irv Smiff Management). In season 3 Tasha is fired from ISM due to the company's job cuts.

Tasha is best friends with Melanie Barnett and Kelly Pitts. In season 3, Tasha and Kelly go through a rift in their relationship. At Melanie and Derwin's first wedding, Tasha reveals that she introduced Jason to Camille, his new girlfriend. Kelly responds by punching Tasha in the face.

Tasha's first known relationship is with Malik's old head coach, Kenny (Coach T). Malik finds out and disapproves, and due to Tasha's temper, Tasha and Kenny soon break up. Her next relationship was with famous former Laker Rick Fox. Rick becomes a manager at ISM, and after Tasha becomes vulnerable she falls in love with Rick. When Tasha gets fired from ISM and Rick gets promoted, Tasha believes Rick tricked her and they break up. In the season 3 finale, Rick comes back for Tasha and the fate of their relationship is unknown.

After high school her boyfriend Chauncey went to college and left Tasha to be a single mother. When Malik finally meets his father it is revealed that he has a younger sister, Pucci, played by Lisa Tucker. Chauncey married a woman who is strikingly similar to Tasha named Sheila, played by Tasha Smith. Tasha & Chauncey resolve their past issues and make up.

Two years later, Tasha is now Derwin’s agent and appears to be a very successful sports agent, making Derwin a superstar & "the face of Nike", while dating a much younger man named Danté. Dante is obviously in love with Tasha but she is leery of letting their romance be witnessed in public so she tells Dante she can do her thing, he can do his thing and they can do their thing together. Meanwhile she tries to keep Melanie from ruining her marriage to Derwin, as she advised Melanie to let her doubts about DJ go, continue living the happy life and not to answer the phone getting the test results of which Melanie ignored. Tasha resolved her issues with Kelly and threatened to shoot her if the incident (see above) happened again. Tasha and Melanie having a very heated argument about Tasha representing both Malik and Derwin and Tasha is fired by Melanie. She eventually questions if she should have stayed with Derwin after Malik starts to do wrong doing. Tasha becomes the main antagonist for the first half of season five, determined to one-up Melanie at every turn; their feud intensifies after Melanie takes over a fashion show that she (Tasha) had planned. At the Sunbeam Fashion Show, Tasha ends up being locked in the bathroom with Melanie, and they ultimately mend their friendship.

Malik Wright

Malik El Debarge Wright
The Game character
First appearanceGirlfriends
Portrayed byHosea Chanchez
Information
Nickname(s)40 Mill, Lik- Lik, Holy Ghost
GenderMale
OccupationFootball Player / love's sex
FamilyTasha Mack (mother) Chauncey Wright (father) Shelia Wright (stepmother) Pucci Wright (half-sister)
Spouse(s)Robin Givens (divorced)
Significant other(s)

Renee (ex-girlfriend) Eva Marcelle (ex-girlfriend) Parker (ex-sexual partner)

Jenna (girlfriend)


Malik Wright
No. 3     San Diego Sabers
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-10-23) October 23, 1982 (age 29)
Place of birth: Richmond, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
  • San Diego Sabers (2004–present)
Career highlights and awards

/ Round: 1 / Pick: 1

  • All Star Game (2007) (2008) (2009)
  • Championship Game MVP (2008)

Malik El Debarge Wright is played by Hosea Chanchez.[4] Malik is a high-profile athlete and the starting quarterback the Sabers. He has the reputation of being an arrogant rich pro athlete who gets lots of women. He now lives in his own mansion in San Diego and once lived with his mother who was his manager.

Malik was born to Tasha Mack when she was in high school in Richmond, California. As a child, he did not know his father. His best friend since childhood is Terrance "Tee Tee" Carter. Malik attended Richmond High School, Richmond, California and led the football team to a Conference Championship state title. With the San Diego Sabers he won his first Championship and was named MVP in 2008. In season 2, after an embarrassing scandal where he punches a public figure who uses a wheelchair, he fires Tasha as his manager. He falls in love with actress Robin Givens and convinces her to marry him as a publicity stunt. In the third season, he finally meets his father and his half sister, Pucci, whom he tries to help with her singing career.

Two years later, Malik is still a cocky, spoiled playboy who is sleeping with the wife of the Sabers' new owner, Roger Keith. It is discovered that Malik’s back was injured during the last season; he blames his injury on Keith, who decided to get a better defense to help win games vs getting a good offensive line to protect Malik. As revenge he is having an affair with the owner's wife. Tee-Tee, his chilhood friend and former assistant, is now his own boss and Malik has yet to replace him. However Malik still treats Tee-Tee as if he is his personal assistant. Tee-Tee puts his foot down telling Malik he needs to get a new assistant and stop calling on him to fix his problems. Malik gets arrested after looking for Tee Tee one night for assaulting a cop after being pulled over for drunk driving. After advisement from several people, including his mother, & some resistance, Malik decides to go to rehab for his drug problems, though he later admitted he's just there for a good PR. Malik figures out how to get rid of Parker, But his plan backfires when she tells her husband that she was sleeping with him, ending their marriage. He goes to rehab after issues. He then tries to help his girlfriend that is in drugs and alcohol as well. In season 5 Malik attempts to rekindle his relationship with Jenna but is unable to because of relapse back into drugs. He also is getting used to his role as the backup quarterback.Malik also has to deal with the different lifestyle he is forced to live now that he is no longer the superstar quarterback. Malik's financial woes force him to sell his mansion, also get rid of most his cars and move back in with Tasha as a way to get his life on track. His friendship with Derwin has also been damaged because of Derwin's push to get Malik benched. Later Malik and Derwin rekindle their friendship and campaign to have Malik replace Kwan because of his inability to get Derwin the ball. In the episode "Derwin about to go ham" after Kwan is injured Malik steps in to replace him and leads the Sabers on a historical comeback win.

Jason Pitts

Jason Pitts
First appearance"The Game"
Portrayed byCoby Bell
Information
Nickname(s)Pittsy, JP, Cap, Jay
OccupationFootball player
TitleCaptain of the San Diego Sabers
Spouse(s)Kelly Pitts (divorced)
Chardonnay Brooks Pitts (married, currently)
Significant other(s)Camille (ex-girlfriend)
ChildrenBrittany Pitts
RelativesThomas Pitts (father), Maria Pitts (mother)

Jason Pitts is portrayed by Coby Bell. Jason is the ex-husband of Kelly Pitts, father of Brittany Pitts, and captain of the Sabers. He starts off as a franchise player and perennial pro-bowler along with QB Malik Wright in season 1. In season 2 when Kelly admitted to marrying him for the money, he eventually admits that he married Kelly because she was easy to impress and that he knew Kelly would worship him. Jason also begins using steroids because of his declining performance on the field. The steroids eventually make his performance better, but he quits when Kelly takes Brittany and leaves. After he and Kelly cannot reconcile their marriage, Jason and Kelly agree to a divorce in season 3. In the season three finale, Jason goes to court for hitting Kelly's ex-boyfriend, and after being released, leaves with his girlfriend Camille in the court room, rather than Kelly. He is single at the beginning of season 4. Jason is also holding out at the start of training camp in season 4, demanding that he gets a better contract, while filling in as a guest sports announcer. He would later get cut by the Sabers & become a reporter on a sports talk show with former NBA star Chris Webber. In Season 5, Jason married African-American bartender Chardonnay Brooks Pitts (portrayed by Brandy Norwood) during a drunken Mexican weekend, and remained married to her to pursue a romantic relationship. Additionally, by season 5 Jason had moved on from his show with Chris Webber and headlined his own sports talk show called The Pitts Stop.

Jason was born to a pro football player, Thomas Pitts and his wife, Maria Pitts. As a child, he moved around a lot because his father blew all of his money and was traded frequently. Because of that Jason became very frugal, which was one of the problems that eventually led to his marriage's demise. He was selected by the Sabers as a first round Draft Pick, was a 7 time Pro Bowler, and helped the Sabers win the Championship Game in 2008.

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