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BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ to Conclude With TV Movie

Scripted Drama Aired on BET for 4 Seasons

BET drama “Being Mary Jane,” which began as a TV movie on July 2, 2013, will officially conclude with a two-hour movie in 2018. The series, which ended its fourth season on Sept. 19, features Gabrielle Union as a broadcast journalist navigating a hectic work and personal life.

“Being Mary Jane has been a landmark series not only for BET, but for African American women around the world who saw themselves in Mary Jane, her family, friends and coworkers,”
said Connie Orlando, BET Networks executive vice president and head of programming. “From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud. We are grateful to the cast and creators of “Being Mary Jane,” who have worked tirelessly to bring this world to vivid life over the past 4 seasons. We also thank the many loyal viewers whose hearts and minds were captured every week, and kept Mary Jane trending worldwide.”

The series was one of BET’s first scripted dramas and was developed by Mara Brock Akil and her husband and producing partner, Salim Akil (“The Game”).

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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