The upcoming new season (its 4th) of BET’s hit drama series “Being Mary Jane” will premiere Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm ET.
Cast additions (series regular, recurring or guest-starring) include Michael Ealy, Valarie Pettiford, Ashton Holmes, Chiké Okonkwo, and Cardi B.
We have an official synopsis for the upcoming 4th season which also includes bits and pieces of information on what roles some of the new cast will play: In season four, when Kara (Lisa Vidal) helps her land a gig as correspondent on “Great Day USA,” a national morning news show in New York City, Mary Jane Paul makes the move to achieve her lifetime career goal of becoming a national lead anchor. At “Great Day,” Mary Jane meets her idol, veteran lead anchor Ronda Sales (Valarie Pettiford), and realizes that working closely with your heroes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Things are further complicated when her old nemesis, Justin Talbot (Michael Ealy), appears as a new producer. Along with the new job and city, Mary Jane resolves to start fresh in every way possible, including her love life. She quickly falls for Lee Truitt (Chiké Okonkwo), a successful stand-up comedian from the UK who tests Mary Jane’s preconceived notions about what (or who) she needs in her life. Back in Atlanta, the Patterson’s deal with the fallout from Niecy’s (Raven Goodwin) run-in with the police. With Mary Jane in New York, they grow closer as they realize their new roles within the family and do what they can to step up to the plate for one another.
At the end of the series’ last season, creator and showrunner Mara Brock Akil (and director Salim Akil) left BET and set up shop at Warner Bros. TV studios, where they currently have a deal, with 2 potential series in development. They were replaced by Will Packer (to executive produce), and “The Good Wife” co-executive producer Erica Shelton-Kodish (to serve as showrunner and executive produce as well) for the series’ upcoming 4th season of “Being Mary Jane.”
Episodes this seasons are written by Erica Shelton-Kodish, Rebecca Boss, Chris Masi, Josef Sawyer, Angel Dean Lopez; Direction by Mario Van Peebles and Kat Candler.
A January 10 9/8C return date has now been set, and a second teaser for the upcoming 4th season is embedded below, followed by the previously released first one:
— BET (@BET) December 22, 2016
— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) December 12, 2016