The series finale of The Game aired Wednesday night, bringing the show’s nine-season run to an end.
Longtime fans and critics of the show were able to bid farewell to some of their favorite TV characters, including the series’ original leading couple, Derwin and Melanie.
Quite a few of the cast members shared heartwarming tributes via social media about The Game and how much they enjoyed the time spent with fellow cast mates, crew members, and fans.
Actress Tia Mowry (Melanie) had a lot to say on Instagram Wednesday night, hours before the episode aired, expressing gratitude for the cast and crew for allowing her to play such an enjoyable character.
The posted photo captured a lovely display of affection shared between Melanie and Derwin.
“This character will go down as being one of the most challenging, amazing, fulfilling, and enjoyable character I’ve ever played! She was not perfect but a ride or die! Or should I say die or ride LOL! Being a part of the dynamic duo called Merwin was such an amazing journey… I will forever be grateful for this show, the cast and the amazing people behind it! Mara and Salim thanks! I am going to miss Melanie AKA med school! But you will never be forgotten! I love you Melanie!!”
Pooch Hall (Derwin Davis) posted a picture on Instagram of himself with quite a few fans. In the caption, the Ray Donovan actor tagged quite a few of his fellow cast mates and said “thank u for the memories.”
Even though quite a few viewers were excited to see Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall return for the series finale, they weren’t the only cast members who paid tribute to The Game via social media.
Coby Bell (Jason Pitts) apparently focused on reaching out to longtime fans of the show with a couple doses of nostalgia. The caption of a promotional photo paid tribute to one of his character’s trademark phrases, “The final Heyo.” Another Instagram post featured a picture of Jason Pitts performing “Dip and Pitts.”
Actress Lauren London used the same promotional photo on Instagram to highlight “the end of an era” for her own Instagram followers.
Quite a few other cast members apparently joined the tribute party by posting and tweeting their own farewell messages on Twitter and Instagram.
— Brittany Daniel (@iambdaniel) August 6, 2015
DONT MISS IT! Thank you to ALL the fans throughout the years! The live is REAL! It is because of you… https://t.co/VZBKUtDl0d
— Wendy R. Robinson (@IamWendyRaquel) August 6, 2015
— Jay Ellis (@JayREllis) August 6, 2015
The Game first premiered on October 1, 2006, debuting as the only brand new primetime comedy series on The CW. Despite the hard work and campaigning efforts by crew members and fans, the show was cancelled on May 20, 2009.
However, due to the overwhelming support from the fans, BET decided to bring new episodes of The Game to its network schedule starting in January of 2011.
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