BET said in a statement Thursday that Hall isn’t coming back because of his “involvement on a new project.” Hall recently signed on to do the Showtime pilot “Ray Donovan.”
Actress Tia Mowry, 33, announced earlier in the week that she is not returning to the series.
Season 5 of “The Game” is currently airing. Mowry stars as Melanie Barnett-Davis, a medical school graduate and wife of football star Derwin Davis, played by Pooch Hall. The first three seasons originally aired on the CW from 2006 to 2009. After nearly two years off-air, BET picked up the show and it became a ratings success.
BET said it “is in the process of re-working the casting and storyline” and hopes Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry “will make several guest appearances.”