Games People Play Season 3 is Happening! Release Date, Cast, and more updates

Is Season 3 of Games People Play on the way to being scrapped or renewed? When will it premiere on BET? With Season 2 coming to a halt, fans are wondering if the series will be renewed for a third season. We’ve summed up everything we know about the upcoming season in this post.


Angela Burt-novel Murray’s Games Divas Play is the inspiration for the American drama television series Games People Play.


“Games People Play,” based on Angela Burt-popular Murray’s book “Games Divas Play,” is a sultry, stylized one-hour drama about the L.A. high life, featuring a cast of characters who all play to win, which included a basketball player trying to navigate both his extremely bumpy private life and NBA career, a recently ordained team marketing executive with a lot at stake, a feisty reporter passionately searching for the truth, and a struggling actress with a really scandalous past.


The Series last aired In the United States, the last episode of the series was released on December 21, 2021.


Is Season 3 of “Games People Play” in the pipeline? When will the new season of Games People Play be released? Find out below!

Games People Play Season 3!

Games People Play


Sports drama

Based on

Games Divas Play

by Angela Burt-Murray


  • Lauren London

  • Sarunas J. Jackson

  • Parker McKenna Posey

  • Karen Obilom

  • Jackie Long

  • Kendall Kyndall

  • Karrueche Tran

  • Brandi Denise

Country of origin

United States

Original language


No. of seasons


No. of episodes



Executive producers

  • Tracey Edmonds

  • Angela Burt-Murray

  • Vanessa Middleton

  • Kim Newton

  • Jazmyne Davis

Running time

40–41 min.

Production companies

Edmonds Entertainment

STX Entertainment


Original network


Original release

April 23, 2019 –



The Cast of Games People Play Season 3


– Lauren London plays Vanessa King, a desperate basketball wife trying to protect her family.

– Karen Obilom plays Nia Bullock, Vanessa’s best friend and confidante, a tough reporter striving to resurrect her shattered career.

– Parker McKenna Posey is playing the role of Laila James, a scandalous groupie who wishes to be a big celebrity.

– Sarunas Jackson plays Marcus King, a professional basketball all-star who was a member of the New York Gladiators before being moved to the Los Angeles Vipers. He has a wife named Vanessa.

– Kendall Kyndall plays Nia’s assistant and closest friend, Marquis “MJ” Jackson, a former Gladiators basketball player and collegiate basketball superstar.

– Jackie Long plays Kareem Johnson, Marcus’ best friend and assistant, a former Gladiator basketball player and a collegiate basketball superstar.  

– Karrueche Tran plays Eden Lazlo, the daughter of the Los Angeles Vipers owner and the newly hired VP of basketball operations, who further complicates Marcus’ love life

-Brandi Denise plays Quanisha.

Games People Play Season 3 episode list

  • Season 1 (2019)



No. in


Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 “Pilot” Janice Cooke Vanessa Middleton April 23, 2019
2 2 “Lover’s Moon” Rob Morrow Kim Newton April 30, 2019
3 3 “The Drink of Kings” Rob Morrow Stephen Godchaux May 7, 2019
4 4 “The Wrath of Grapes” Michael Grossman Mike Flynn May 14, 2019
5 5 “To Live and Lie in LA” Michael Grossman Theodore Witcher May 21, 2019
6 6 “Reversal of Fortune” Janice Cooke Sara Finney-Johnson May 28, 2019
7 7 “Persons of Interests” Rob Morrow Vanessa Middleton & Sara Finney-Johnson June 4, 2019
8 8 “A Wing and a Prayer” Rob Morrow Story by : Vanessa Middleton

Teleplay by : Meagan Diane

June 11, 2019
9 9 “The B’ is Back” Janice Cooke Theodore Witcher June 18, 2019
10 10 “The Way You Save” Janice Cooke Vanessa Middleton June 25, 2019
  • Season 2 (2021)



No. in


Title  Directed by Written by Original air date 
11 1 “I Saw What You Did” Rob Morrow Vanessa Middleton October 19, 2021
12 2 “Gone Girl” Rob Morrow Theodore Witcher October 26, 2021
13 3 “Love and Basketball” Rob Morrow Ben Cory Jones November 2, 2021
14 4 “Lost and Found” Rob Morrow Sara Finney-Johnson November 9, 2021
15 5 “All In” Rob Morrow Meagan Daine November 16, 2021
16 6 “The Game Catches Everyone” Rob Morrow Phonz Williams November 23, 2021
17 7 “There’s No Place Like Home” Courtney Miller Theodore Witcher November 30, 2021
18 8 “Undercover Brother” Rob Morrow Vanessa Middleton & Meagan Daine December 7, 2021
19 9 “Truth and Consequences” Rob Morrow Sara Finney-Johnson December 14, 2021
20 10 “The Greater Good” Rob Morrow Vanessa Middleton December 21, 2021

Release Date Of Games People Play Season 3: When Will It premiere?

The first season was released on April 23, 2019, and ended on June 25, 2019. The second season was launched on October 19, 2021, and completed on December 21, 2021. As of November 2022, Games People Play Season 3 has not been renewed by BET. 


Sadly, there has been no official notification about the air date of the Games people play and fans have been anxiously waiting for it for quite a while now. Also, it is uncertain if the series will be back for another round but we can still hope that the show makers will greenlight it by the end of 2022. Currently, the show makers have not axed the series yet so there’s a tiny bit of possibility for the release of the third season. In the meantime, while we wait for official announcements, we can rewatch the previous two seasons. 


Nonetheless, on the off chance, the series gets renewed, fans can expect to see the latest episodes sometime in 2023.


The Plot of Games People Play season 3.


Nothing is known right now because it is entirely up to the producers to bring Games People Play  back. But the plot of Games People Play is quite interesting; it all happens when people play games inside the high-stakes environment of professional sports, when everyone is playing for glory.


Three ladies, Nia, Vanessa, and Laila, and the men in their life are followed by an entire cast of colourful characters, including an ambitious reporter, a wealthy basketball player, a desperate homemaker, a scandalous groupie, and a murderous stalker. These women’s ambitions and aims are seldom selfless in the relentless race for success, but their life choices and desire will decide what it takes to remain at the forefront.”

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