FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26
"THE GAME" � (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"A Delectable Basket of Treats" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
PENNY MARSHALL ("LAVERNE & SHIRLEY") GUEST STARS AS RICK FOX'S MOTHER � Hoping to get more publicity for their celebrity marriage, Robin (Robin Givens playing herself) and Malik (Hosea Chanchez) plan a belated wedding reception, but Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) decides to boycott the party since she believes their marriage is a sham and won't support it. At the reception, Derwin (Pooch Hall) and Melanie (Tia Mowry) must face the reality of their complicated relationship after many people mistakenly congratulate Melanie on her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Rick (Rick Fox playing himself) reluctantly introduces Tasha to his overly protective mother (guest star Penny Marshall), causing fireworks to ensue between the two headstrong women. 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. Salim Akil directed the episode written by Kenya Barris (#40596-047).