The Game: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
0 Sep 28
2006

Pilot: The Game (Girlfriends Spin-Off)

Episode Synopsis: Melanie becomes jealous when Derwin hires a sexy image consultant who appears to be more than willing to do anything he asks. Also, Melanie’s cousin, Jo…

1 Oct 08
2006

The Rules of the Game

As a favor to Derwin, Melanie attends the first Saber Sunbeam meeting of the season, only to learn that unlike the wives, football players’ “girlfriends” are…

2 Oct 01
2006

Away Game

Derwin invites Melanie to his first away game in Miami, but due to her heavy school load, she decides to pass. When Tasha and Kelly find out she is not going, they persuade her…

3 Oct 16
2006

Gifted

A gift-giving competition breaks out among the top players after Melanie sends each team member a gift on behalf of Derwin; Melanie makes a new friend in her chemistry lab

4 Oct 23
2006

How Tasha Got Her Groove Back

Malik tells Tasha that he is having problems with the offensive coordinator, Kenny, so she sets out to settle the problem. At the end, Tasha and Kenny disagree about Malik̵…

5 Oct 30
2006

Brittany's Super Sweet Sixth

When Kelly’s (Brittany Daniel) daughter (Erica Gluck) tells her she wants an extravagant birthday party like the rest of her friends, Kelly approaches Jason (Coby Bell) f…

6 Nov 06
2006

Rift and Separate

A minor argument escalates into a major locker room rift between Jason and Malik that affects their playing relationship on the field. The locker room tension spills over to Ke…

7 Nov 13
2006

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

When Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) returns early from a trip she finds Malik (Hosea Chanchez) throwing a wild party at their house and shuts it down. Fed up with his mom runnin…

8 Nov 20
2006

The Trey Wiggs Episode

When Derwin’s image consultant ( guest star Shanti Lowry), tells Derwin her idea to pair him with football player Trey Wiggs (guest star Chaz Lamar Shepherd), his former…

9 Nov 27
2006

The Trey Wiggs Fallout Episode

When Melanie (Tia Mowry) learns that Derwin (Pooch Hall) is still upset about the bad publicity caused by her continuing friendship with an old football rival, she tries to fin…

10 Dec 11
2006

There's No Place Like Home

Melanie goes home to Connecticut to spend Christmas with her parents, while Derwin stays in San Diego, where he anxiously waits to see if the Sabers will make the playoffs. Mea…

11 Jan 22
2007

It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts

When Kelly attempts to please Jason, take care of her daughter and impress Jason’s parents who visit from out of town, she overworks herself and has a breakdown, Meanwhil…

12 Jan 29
2007

To Baby...Or Not To Baby

Melanie and Derwin discover that Melanie might be pregnant. Melanie realizes she is not ready for parenthood and puts off taking the pregnancy test. Excited about the possibili…

13 Feb 05
2007

The Iceman Cometh

Although The Sabers lose their game and are eliminated from the playoffs, Derwins performance earns him the attention of a high-profile manager. Melanie is shocked when Derwin…

14 Feb 12
2007

All-Star Blues

When Jason doesn’t get selected for the Pro Bowl game he begins to question his future and starts planning for retirement. Meanwhile, Malik is selected for the Pro Bowl o…

15 Feb 19
2007

Out Of Bounds

When Malik finds out that the love of his life, model/actress Eva Marcelle (guest starring as herself) is getting married, he decides to use up-and-coming singer Drew Sidora (g…

16 Feb 26
2007

Baby B.S.

Kelly is happy when she finds out Jason wants to have another baby. But when Tasha offers her a job at her management firm, Kelly has a quick change of heart. Meanwhile, when R…

17 Mar 19
2007

God Bless The Girl That's Got Her Own

When Melanie gives temporary shelter to a Sunbeam whose boyfriend has left her high and dry, Melanie begins to feel uncomfortable about being completely dependent on Derwin for…

18 Mar 26
2007

You Say You Want a Revolution

When Camille (guest star Jolie Jenkins), the wife of the newest star Saber, joins the Sunbeams, she decides to run against Kelly for president. Kelly expects Tasha to vote for…

19 Apr 23
2007

The Big Chill

Tasha’s boyfriend Kenny (guest star Rocky Carroll) confronts her about her aggressive attitude, and asks her to tone it down when he introduces her to his group of friend…

20 Apr 30
2007

The Many Lies of Derwin Davis

When Derwin is unexpectedly forced to take Melanie to singer Drew Sidora’s (guest starring as herself) video release party, he panics over how the meeting between them is…

21 May 14
2007

When the Chickens Come Home to Roost Part 1

During ESPY week in Los Angeles, Derwin gets an unexpected endorsement deal and is left to celebrate with Drew Sidora (guest starring as herself), whi…

22 May 14
2007

When the Chickens Come Home to Roost Part 2

In the conclusion of the first-season finale, Melanie and Derwin have a heated argument about their impending engagement status. Derwin sleeps with Drew. Meanwhile, Jason gets…

About The Game

The Game is the spin-off of the long-running sitcom Girlfriends.

By creators Mara Brock Akil and Kelsey Grammer come a comedy about three special woman in a relationship with three hard-working football players. Melanie (Tia Mowry) is trying to work her relationship with Derwin (Pooch Hall), her boyfriend, while Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson) balances the relationship she has with her son and with her husband, Malik (Horsea Canchez). Tiffany (Brittany Daniels) and Jason (Coby Bell) are also working hard to make their relationship last.

The Game focuses on each of the relationships present in these women’s lives — those with both friends and lovers — as they learn the rules of the game.

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