Apparently BET can’t do much with the Melanie and Derwin story line now that the main characters have been scrapped — so they’ve decided to cast an entirely new couple to take their place.
Inside The Box reports:
With Tia Mowry leaving the show, producers are looking for a new female actress to join the cast in the regular role of Kiera, a 20-year-old former child star who has been in the spotlight since she was five years old and starring on a “Cosby” style sitcom. According to the casting call, she’s bright and charming, but struggling into transitioning into a grown-up career.
Kiera isn’t the only newbie in town! Another series regular will be hired to play Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbook – a #1, Ivy League draft pick running back who breaks every “dumb athlete” stereotype. He’s not only got a Heisman Trophy, but he’s usually the smartest guy in the room — which sets his new teammates on edge.
Interesting that only Tia is mentioned as leaving the show and not Tia and Pooh Hall, who plays Melanie’s husband Derwin Davis and who has steadfastly insisted the he and BET were working it out.