The 2016 Triumph Awards will air Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm and 9pm EST on TV One.
On Sunday, while many were home watching the Primetime Emmy Awards, Atlantans were sitting in the Tabernacle Concert Hall for taping of Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network 2016 Triumph Awards. For the second year in a row, actress and philanthropist Tichina Arnold served as the show’s host.
The Triumph Awards recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. The show was taped in front of a live audience and will air Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET on TV One.
Performers included gospel artist Jekalyn Carr, V. Bozeman, Nick Cannon, BJ the Chicago Kid, the James Brown Academy of Music Pupils, Joe, Eric Benet, Juan and Deborah Joy Winans,and Fantasia. Tichina Arnold, JB Smoove, Carl Payne, Erica Ash and Teyonah Parris also joined forces to perform a “Spike Lee Joint Medley,” a hilarious musical tribute.
Additional appearances by Marc Lamont Hill, Dondre Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Terri J. Vaughn, Pooch Hall, Denise Boutte, Ebony Steele, Angel McCoughtry; and Georgia State House Representative Erica Thomas. The Mothers of the Movement: tGwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner), Lesley McSpadden (mother of Mike Brown) and Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin) delivered a touching message. Spoiler Alert: McSpadden closed their set with a Mark Twain’s “two most important days” quote.
Read more: http://theybf.com/2016/09/20/celebrating-bl
Great news for all the #TeamGame fans! The star of the show Pooch Hall will actually be returning for a Season 6 of The Game! We are definitely excited and happy about this news!
The actor was working out a way for him to star on both his Showtime series “Ray Donovan” he had just signed on to as well as “The Game,” at the same time. He struck a deal.
Now the question is how we the play the storyline between him and Melanie Davis aka “Med School.”
Sounds like this season will be pretty interesting with Pooch and then Lauren London being added to the cast.
Wendy Raquel Robinson sat down with Essence for an exclusive interview on what to expect in tonight’s season finale episode 5. This will be tear jerker for us all as we prepare to lose two of our favorite main characters Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry Hardict.
Check out Wendy’s interview below:
Wendy Raquel Robinson Says ‘Expect the Unexpected’ on ‘Game’ Finale
Fans across the land are on pins and needles today with anticipation for tonight’s season five finale of BET’s The Game. It’s no secret that the episode will mark the end for two of the series most loved characters. Wendy Raquel Robinson says prepare yourself.
“There will be cliff hangers and you might get mad,” the star told ESSENCE.com exclusively. “It’s really expecting the unexpected. I mean that in every sense of the word. Just when you think things are great with Tasha Mack and Pookie, the inevitable will happen.”
As for Melanie and Derwin, played by Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall, who were suddenly eliminated from the show weeks ago, a teary eyed Robinson said she’ll miss them and that their absence will change the dynamic of the show. “The way tonight’s episode ends it really opens itself up to infinite possibilities,” she said.
Above all, Robinson reminds weary fans to stick with the show. “Trust the writing and creating vision of the show,” she said confidently.
Check out this clip of the season Finale 5 of “The Game”
Will you watch Season 6 without the main characters?
Okay so first it was Tia and now Pooch Hall this is just too much bad news for one of our #1 BET shows. Pooch Hall is the main reason a lot of viewers watch the show and Tia so, for BET to say both will not be in play is a serious DOWNER! THUMBS DOWN! 🙁
Tia Mowry announcing this week she will not be returning for season 6 of “The Game,” and reports saying Pooch Hall will not either, BET networks has issued a statement explaining the situation.
BET, the home network of “The Game,” said in a statement today that Pooch isn’t returning because of his “involvement on a new project.” That new project is the Showtime pilot “Ray Donovan.”
The network went on to say it “is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline” and hopes Hall and Mowry “will make several guest appearances.”
THIS IS STRAIGHT BS IF YOU ASK ME! Coby Bell who plays the major role of Jason Pitts has also played a mid-level role on USA network’s “Burn Notice” for the past few years now. All while still working on “The Game.” so it can be done!!!
Not to mention many of the non-lead actors like Meagan Good, Brandy and others have several different projects outside of the show.
What are your thoughts? Will you watch once they figure out a new cast?
Check out this exclusive interview Pooch did recently where he talks about The Game and new show:
OMG!!! This is so horrible. I’m sad to report that Tia Mowry Hardict is reportedly not going to do another season with “The Game.” So how is this supposed to go on without Med School..crossing fingers Pooch Hall is not next!
According to Tia,her time on the BET historical hit series has come to an end. The actress tweeted the disappointing news last night: “Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun… I am looking forward to my upcoming projects… the release of my book #OhBaby.” Rumor has it that Pooch Hall may be next to exit the show.
I just don’t want to believe this. Will you honestly watch the show if Tia and Pooch Hall are no longer a part of the cast? What are your thoughts on why their leaving?
I’m elated to announce that “The Game” has be renewed for a sixth season! This is one of the best shows we still have out there as far as positive role models for families and regular series. This season has definitely had it’s twists and turns with girl Melanie and Derwin going through the ups and downs as newly weds and as the “LEGACY”, Malik facing has challenges with his career after screwing with his manager’s wife and losing it all, TT building his own chicken business, Jason taking on a new love life with a Black woman and learning who he really is, and let us not forget Tasha Mack who always serves it up because she is has a “Ballin” mindframe and wants to run the world as a manager with her company.
Judging from last night’s episode it’s only going to get better and better with a new season. What do you want to see happen next with all the cast members?
Who is your favorite and why?