The new season (its 4th) of BET’s hit series “Being Mary Jane” premieres tonight, January 10, at 10pm, with a cast additions that include Michael Ealy, Valarie Pettiford, Ashton Holmes and Chiké Okonkwo.
Synopsis: 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.
BET premiered one final clip from tonight’s premiere. In the clip, Mary Jane (played by Union) is taken to lunch by a producer from the show and made to believe she is being vetted to take over senior anchor Ronda Sales’ (Valarie Pettiford) job on “Great Day USA.” However, Ronda learns of the meeting, pulls Mary into her office and lays down what is actually happening… the show is pitting against each other because there can’t be two female powerhouses on “Great Day USA.” The clip sets up what is to be a season full of drama and power struggles between the two anchors as Mary Jane tries to carve out her path in NYC. Watch it below: