Chardonnay takes it upon herself to invite Jason's friends over for a party which leads to Jason's co-anchor finding out some startling news; Derwin and Kwan fight on the air over Kwan's injury.
Melanie and Derwin butt heads during the Sabres championship game week while Malik gets in a heated dispute when picking Jenna up from rehab. Also, Jason makes a decision about Chardonnay and his relationship with her; Pookie offers Tasha help.
Melanie attempts to create a friendship with Janay. Tasha starts a new relationship, unaware of her new man's occupation.
In the second half of the fifth season opener, Tasha corners Malik about his relationship with Jenna while a wild night with a bartender comes back to haunt Jason.
In the fifth season premiere, after Derwin's accusations of abortion, Melanie reveals a dark secret from her past; Malik and Tasha take care of a relapsed Jenna and Jason meets a feisty new bartender.
Jealousy rises to the surface when Derwin finds out about Janay's engagement; Melanie and Janay have a misunderstanding.
When a YouTube video of Malik and Derwin doing football tricks goes viral, the guys ride the wave hoping it takes Malik off the bench and back onto the field. Meanwhile, Melanie realizes that she misses Tasha in her life but Tasha wants nothing to do with her.
Tasha deals with being Melanie's surrogate while Jason helps Chardonnay financially when she's spotted waiting at a bus stop.
Tasha and Pookie consider a relationship in which Malik disapproves of; Melanie and Derwin prepare to take D.J. camping when Janay shares some surprising news.
Derwin suffers from guilt when he admits to Melanie that he intentionally missed a block which in return, injured Kwan.
Melanie's interview; Tasha joins the cupcake club to renew her celibacy.
Melanie feels like something is missing in her life after Derwin goes back to Irv as his manager. Tasha brings a lawsuit against Derwin for money she feels like she deserves. Malik runs into money trouble which leads to a reevaluation of his life.
This season, 'The Game' returns with a follow up to the enticing season finale. Derwin learns that it may be too late to reunite with Melanie after his infidelity when Melanie shows up with an old friend, Trey Wiggs (guest star Chaz Lamar Shepherd) to help collect her stuff and move out for good. Meanwhile, Malik becomes a chick-magnet for plus-size women after his on-air smooch with Renee. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
The new coach seems more interested in getting to know Kelly than making a new deal with Jason. Meanwhile, After tracking down Melanie to confess his love for her, Derwin ends up in a fight with Jerome. Malik also confesses his love for Robin Givens.
Malik doesn't like being in rehab, so he gets out and Kelly tries to fit in with the Sunbeams by all means. Meanwhile Tasha lies to Dante, so she can go and meet Rick Fox.
In the season finale, Derwin and Melanie finally come to a resolution of the problems in their relationship; Malik faces the harsh reality of his relationship with Jenna; Chardonnay fights for Jason.
Melanie's fashion show takes a turn for the worst when she gets locked inside a bathroom... with Tasha. Malik has trouble getting aroused during a threesome which leads to the realization that he needs closure.
After outing Clay (Guest star Marcello Thedford), Malik's invitation to appear on his favorite childhood television show, "Mookie", is revoked. Meanwhile, Jason enlist the help of Kelly and the rest of the sunbeams to make a warm welcome Clay's boyfriend (guest star Brian Wade).
Kelly takes Brittany and leaves Jason when he refuses to stop taking steroids, Meanwhile, Derwin tries to impress a pretty woman but she sees through his facade and decides to school him on how to treat a lady.
Derwin injures himself during a game, and Jason has to fill in for him during the superbowl. But Jason has second thoughts on his position. Meanwhile, Melanie is torn between Derwin and Jerome. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Sanchez and Brittany Daniel also star.
Kelly and Jason share an emotional moment; Tasha finally admits to setting Jason up with Camille.
Kelly is trying to save her show and ends up saving herself in the process and Malik's finally starting to show some improvement from rehab.
Later, Melanie and Derwin have a heated argument about their impending engagement status. Kelly helps Tasha get new clients by using an unusual sales technique.
Melanie and Derwin have an unexpected, unwelcome house guest.
While Derwin's poker night turns into a raging bash, Melanie asks Tasha to be her surrogate.
While Rick is ready to make their relationship public, Tasha refuses to do so and goes out of her way to keep it a secret from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Malik begins to realize that his marriage may not work out since Robin seems to be in it just for publicity. Finally, Melanie and Derwin's sex life begins to become practically non-existent because Derwin is too worried about becoming a father.moreless
Serena Williams guest stars. Tasha tries to take on Serena Williams as a client, Meanwhile, Malik schools Derwin on the type of women he should date. Also, Kelly sets Melanie up on a date with a celebrity.
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, Meanwhile, Malik starts to worry about winning the playoff game and enlists Derwin as his new practice partner. Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.moreless
During ESPY week in Los Angeles, Derwin gets an unexpected endorsement deal and is left to celebrate with Drew Sidora (guest starring as herself), while Melanie is busy studying in San Diego. Malik runs into Renee (guest star Kendra C. Johnson) an old flame, but when things heat up and she wants to spend time with him in public, he gets cold feet because she is overweight. Feeling conflicted, Malik asks Tasha for advice to sort out his feelings about Renee. Meanwhile, Jason gets a reality check when he is asked to speak on camera and conduct special interviews for ESPN.moreless
Malik struggles with ghosts from his past; Melanie does some thought provoking soul searching.
Kelly catches Jason with another woman after they each agree to move on from one another. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall also star.
Melanie gets a visit from her parents and Jason leaves Britt in Tasha's care.
Malik's only interest is to know everything about his father. Meanwhile Tasha finds out that Rick's job is on the line and Mel thinks Derwin is trying to teach her a lesson.
Melanie reluctantly turns to her parents for financial help when she learns that her grant money to cover for her tuition has been revoked and she has been placed on academic probation, Meanwhile, Derwin learns bad news from Irv (Guest star: PJ Byrne) about his contract negotiations. Malik and Tasha are freaked out to learn that Robin Givens (Guest star as Herself) and Rick Fox (Guest star as Himself) shared a past together. Kelly goes on her first date since her split with Jason.moreless
Jason loses his mind when he finds Kelly on a date with another man named Joe, in the car he gave her for a gift. Melanie tries connecting with Derwin without physical intimacy. Tasha is forced to face her relatiosnhip insecurities.
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 friends. Later, during a gathering with Kenny's friends, a comment made about Tasha sends her off the deep end. Meanwhile, one of Melanie's late-night study sessions causes problems with Derwin. Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
When Melanie learns that Derwin is still upset about the bad publicity caused by her continuing friendship with an old football rival, she tries to find various ways to make it up to him. However, when Derwin refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem, Melanie calls her mother and starts packing. Meanwhile Kelly and Tasha persuade Malik and Jason to talk some sense into Derwin.moreless
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 considers a proposal that he be traded to a Chicago team. Meanwhile, Malik, taking the game loss really hard, decides to write a rap to vent his feelings, and Kelly and Jason try to hide their feelings about losing the game. Wendy Raquel Robinson also stars.moreless
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 (guest starring as herself) to make Eva jealous. Learning that she has been used, Drew turns to Derwin as a shoulder to cry on. Later, Drew asks Derwin to be in her new music video and their on-screen kiss leads to more than he anticipated. Tia Mowry, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
Melanie tries to convince Derwin to attend a victory parade for the Sabers. He reluctantly agrees but ends up running into Janay (guest star Gabrielle Dennis), who decides to put his feelings for Melanie to the test. Meanwhile, Jason is upset that he hasn't received a contract. Hosea Sanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Brittany Daniel also starmoreless
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&B singer Drew Sidora starts calling Derwin on a consistent basis he realizes their recent flirtation has gone a step too far. Tia Mowry and Hosea Chanchez also star.moreless
Homeless, heartbroken, and distraught, Melanie turns to Derwin's rival, Trey Wiggs, for comfort. After sleeping with him, Trey offers Melanie financial assistance, leaving Melanie to make a decision on whether or not to accept it. Meanwhile, Jason butt heads with the new coach ( Jason Lee ) when the Sabers football team is sold to new owners.moreless
Melanie cautiously agrees to go on a date with a new guy name Jermone at the sky box for the Sabers game. Derwin, furious, decides to take Malik's advice and use his energy on the game. Meanwhile, Kelly and Tasha compete to get an endorsement deal for Jason and Malik.
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 going to turn out. Kelly and Tasha continue to grow in their work relationship, while Tasha has trouble finding new clients. Meanwhile Jason struggles with his new parenting responsibilities. Hosea Chanchez also stars.moreless
Melanie decides she wants to get married to Derwin before Janay's baby is born.
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 her, however Tasha would rather have Kelly devote her full time to being her assistant. Meanwhile, Malik, Jason and Derwin have trouble getting along with the new Saber defensive star Ty (guest star Nick Von Esmarch).moreless
Melanie gets a job waitressing at a coffee shop, Meanwhile, Derwin, enjoying his new single superstar status, decides to start dating a new girl, named Raquel (Guest star: Nicole Pulliam). Later, when Derwin shows up with Raquel at Melanie's job, Melanie has to suffer mortification while she serves them. Afterwards, Melanie learns that Derwin's new girlfriend is planning to impregnate herself by Derwin via a turkey baster; but when she tells Derwin, he assumes that Melanie is just jealous. Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez also star.moreless
Tasha tells Melanie that she has to find a place of her own in a month, Meanwhile, Derwin calls Melanie's parents and informs them about their breakup, causing Melanie to get upset and she reveals that she slept with Trey and that he is paying for her medical school tuition. Later, Jason has trouble performing in the the bedroom, prompting Kelly to suspect that he's having an affair and Dionne offers Melanie a place to stay. Hosea Chanchez also stars.moreless
In the Season 4 premiere, Melanie tries to wedge herself between Derwin and his son; Jason takes a guest-correspondent gig; and Kelly stars in a reality show. Tasha and Dante's relationship suffers.
Kelly is forced to come to terms with Jason's new girlfriend Camille. Meanwhile, Tasha and Kelly are planning an engagement party for Mel and Derwin.
Malik experiences depression over losing Jenna and faces the consequences of his relationship with Parker: his position on the team is in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Derwin and Melanie work on getting pregnant and Tasha meets a terminally ill man who changes her outlook on life.
Derwin helps Jason try to win Kelly back, putting an end to all divorce talk, but then things go not as planned. When Robin tells Malik to stop fooling around with other woman in order to keep up the charade of their fake marriage, Malik decides to play by his own rules.moreless
After Melanie agrees to go out to dinner with Derwin, he decides to plan a surprise proposal with the help of R&B singer Musiq Soulchild. Things take a turn for the worse when Melanie sees Derwin kissing Drew at the Music Video Awards. Assuming that she has been fooled again by Derwin, an intoxicated Melanie decides to get payback and tries to sleep with Malik. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
Melanie meets her very own Dr. McHottie (Guest star Jason Olive) at the hospital where she is a first year resident.
Melanie gets jealous with all the groupies and fanmail Derwin is been getting, so she tries to spice things up in the bedroom for him. Meanwhile, Malik's happiness may be shattered a little too soon.
After Melanie accepts a gift from Derwin, Jerome begins to question her commitment to their relationship. Melanie tries to thraw his questioning by planning a romantic get away trip in Los Angeles but her plans go awry once she realizes that the Sabers are celebrating in the same hotel that they are is staying in. Derwin and Malik commiserate over losing Melanie and Robin Givens respectively. Tasha gets upset when she learns that Rick Fox is being promoted to manager and she ends up sharing an intimate moment with him. Meanwhile, After firing his manager, Kelly tries to convince Jason to sign with Irv.moreless
Dionne ditches sympathetic Melanie, who decided to stay in San Diego after learning that Dionne would be spending Christmas alone, after she learns that an endorsement opportunity she pitched for Derwin has been resurrected. She decides to take back Derwin as her client and spend her holidays in St. Barts. Meanwhile, Kelly and Jason argue over his frugal spending during the holidays and Malik begins to question Tasha's allegiance to him.moreless
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. Meanwhile, Malik worries the team will discover he has an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Tasha's discovers a text message; Derwin pushes Irv.
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 possibility of a baby, Derwin plans to surprise Melanie with a half-time proposal during the game, but Melanie tries to stop him when she discovers she is not pregnant. Derwin proposes anyway and Melanie accepts, feeling pressured on national television. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel and Hosea Chanchez also star.moreless
With the encouragement of Melanie and Kelly, Tasha decides that it is time to let Malik know who his real father is. Meanwhile, just as Melanie is about to attempt to fix her relationship with Derwin, Janay decides that her relationship with Derwin should be re evaluated due to their pending roles together as parents.moreless
When Derwin's image consultant, Dionne (Guest star Shanti Lowry), tells Derwin her idea to pair him with football player Trey Wiggs (guest star Chaz Lamar Shepherd), his former college teammate, he objects, saying he and Trey were more like rivals than teammates. Meanwhile, Derwin learns that Melanie had lunch with Trey, though she insists that it is strictly platonic. However when a local paper secretly photographs Melanie having a second lunch with Trey, things heat up. Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
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 Malik's career but end up liking each other.
As things heat up with Jerome, Melanie decides to pull back afraid of commitment but after running into Derwin and his new interest, (Guest star: Gabrielle Dennis), Melanie decides it's time to commit but later finds Jerome with another woman. Meanwhile, Jason is distraught to learn that he might be benched at the next game.moreless
Rick Fox returns. A night of getting acquainted with her co-workers at Irv Smif Management leads to Tasha getting flashed by Lev, one of her co-workers who happens to be white. After telling Kelly about the event, Kelly tells Tasha she has been disrespected and advises her not to let him get away with it. Meanwhile, Jason and Kelly attend marriage counseling sessions.moreless
Melanie finally confesses to Derwin that she is in love with him, but soon after Derwin tells her about Janay's pregnancy.
Meanwhile, Malik has to face Tasha once she finds out about his engagement to guest star Robin Givens. Kelly enlist the help of her parents (Guest stars Lee Garlington as Bren and Don McManus as Nick), to help her keep Jason out of her life.
When Renee is unable to engage in romantic affairs with Malik after he invites her over and she learns that he lives with his mother; it prompts Malik to ask Melanie for advice, and eventually explain to Tasha that they will need alternate their living arrangements. Meanwhile, Jason makes a far out attempt to make peace with his new coach by hosting bible study for the team at his house, even though he's been idle from church for the last 20 yrs. Pooch Hall and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
Tasha goes back to managing Malik, making Derwin upset; having her choose between the two of them. Meanwhile, Malik is replaced by a new quarterback in the Sabers and Tasha runs into Bo and finds the truth about his illness. Melanie and Derwin visit a fertility clinic.
During an exclusive interview with Extra's Tanika Ray whatever, Robin Givens insinuates that Malik is gay, and for that reason he wants to break up with her. Meanwhile, Malik learns Clay, (guest star Marcello Thedford), who is one of the other football players is also gay but he hasn't told anyone. Also Derwin confronts Melanie about her relationship with the doctor at the hospital.moreless
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 financial security. Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez also star.moreless
Derwin puts his relationship at risk for the sake of spending time with his son and Tasha has money/love problems with Dante.
While shopping with Tasha, Mel finds her perfect wedding dress. Meanwhile, Jason's relationship evolves to the next level, he wants Camille to meet his daughter.
When Kelly's daughter, Brittany tells her she wants an extravagant birthday party like the rest of her friends, Kelly approaches Jason for money and he refuses. Meanwhile, when Derwin beats Malik in a XBOX John Madden game, Malik takes the loss badly and repeatedly comes to Derwin for a re-match to redeem himself. Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.moreless
Tasha, being insecure, worries that her relationship with Rick Fox has no future so she starts playing the field. Melanie struggles with her relationships. Jason tries to repair his relationship with his daughter Brittany, who blames her father for her parents pending divorce.
Tasha accuses Kelly of betrayal, so Tasha introduces Jason to a beautiful talk show host.
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 once again, but decides not to take Tasha with him to Hawaii, fearing she will embarrass him by trying to scout new clients. Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall and Brittany Daniel also star.moreless
Malik becomes the whopping boy for a cartoonist after making a politically incorrect statement. Things take a change for the worse when Malik tries to make amends and ends up punching the cartoonist. Malik turns to Tasha to help him but she's out signing a new client to Tasha Mack Management. Meanwhile, guilt stricken Jason confesses to Derwin about this lies to Kelly about his use of steroids.moreless
Malik begins dating Robin Givens and soon realizes that his methods to dating may have been working against him. Meanwhile, Jason suffers from depression after the championship. Brittany Daniel, Pooch Hall, Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.
Malik goes through a hard times after his arrest and Derwin puts his career before friendship.
Derwin and Melanie try to keep themselves preoccupied when they receive troubling news at the fertility clinic; Chardonnay looks to Tasha for relationship advice.
Recently out of rehab, Kelly convinces Jason to let her brother, Brandon, stay with them. Later, Brandon catches Jason using steroids and promises to keep Jason's secret but when Kelly finds a syringe in the trash, she automatically suspects Brandon is back to his old ways and kicks him out of their home. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez and Pooch Hall also star.moreless
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 Kelly and Tasha, leaving Melanie in the middle and in an awkward position when she insists that they all come to her house for a dinner party. Pooch Hall also stars.moreless
Melanie decides to tell Derwin the truth about the mistake in the paternity test. Meanwhile, Jason attacks the Sabers.
Malik fires Tasha as his manager after her failed attempts to resolve an embarrassing situation he was involved in. Elsewhere, Jason worries his career may be over when he is selected for a random drug test for steroids; and a rival sports manager offers to buy Tasha's agency.
When Tasha returns early from a trip she finds Malik throwing a wild party at their house and shuts it down. Fed up with his mom running his personal life, Malik asks her to move out and find her own place. Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel, Rocky Carroll also star and rapper Too Short guest stars as himself.moreless
Tasha boycotts Malik's marriage to Robin Givens, fearing that their marriage is a scam. At the reception, everyone assumes Melanie is the girl who is expecting Derwin's child and Rick Fox decides to introduce Tasha to his mom, (Guest star Penny Marshall). Additional guest stars include New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul and actors Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids") and Duane Martin ("All of Us") who all play themselves in the episode. Brittany Daniel and Coby Bell also star.moreless
Melanie Barnett becomes hesitant after her rookie football player boyfriend, Derwin gets a new assistant, Dionne, Meanwhile, Tasha tries to undercover the truth about Kelly, and her cheap pro football player boyfriend, Jason.
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
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 to change her mind by telling her away games are a play ground for cheating. Meanwhile, Derwin's teammates are upset that he invited Melanie and tell him he needs to un-invite her, fearing the other wives will use her as a spy.moreless
Melanie has a confrontation with Janay when she thinks that Janay may be lying about her pregnancy with Derwin's baby. Meanwhile, Kelly invites Melanie and Tasha for a girls night out, and Malik is finally forced to confront Tasha and deliver his big news to her.
In the Season 4 premiere, Melanie tries to wedge herself between Derwin and his son; Jason takes a guest-correspondent gig; and Kelly stars in a reality show. Tasha and Dante's relationship suffers.
Malik tries to get Parker off his back and Tasha lies to everyone about her break-up with Dante.
Melanie hosts a charity event, Malik gets in trouble and Tee Tee decides he ain't taking any more orders from Malik.
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 not considered legitimate and are treated as such by the other wives. On the same day, Derwin attends his first rookie seminar where he is given a lecture about gold diggers, STDs and is hazed by the other players. Later that night, Melanie and Derwin attend a party where Melanie, has a conversation with another player and is perceived to be flirting with him. When the player's girlfriend confronts Melanie, she realizes the rules of the game in the pros will take some getting use to.moreless
Melanie and Tasha face each other at Drop Bar; Financial troubles take a toll on Malik when he has to sell his mansion
Melanie and Tasha fight at a fashion show; Jason starts to acknowledge everyday racism after a dinner with Chardonnay and her friends and Derwin tries to befriend Kwan.
Chardonnay isn't interested when Jason suggests they start dating after their annulment; Melanie and Derwin continue trying for a baby.
Melanie feels jealous after Derwin goes with Janay to her first pregnancy appointment. Meanwhile, Kelly decides that it's time for her and Jason to talk to Brittany about their separation. Jason, however, refuses to do so, leaving Kelly confused about what to do next regarding the issue.
Derwin gets jealous when Janay's ex-boyfriend (Hill Harper) comes into town; Melanie turns to the cable guy for comfort after the loss of her relationship with Derwin.
Tasha is on the rebound -- with Malik's father!