'Being Mary Jane' will end at BET in 2018 with a two-hour television movie

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October 11th 2017

Being Mary Jane is coming to an end at BET.

It will end with a two-hour television movie on the network.

If you remember correctly, the series originally began as a television movie for BET.

The fourth season of the show aired in September, and this movie will air as opposed to a fifth season. Salim and Mara Brock Akil were showrunners for the first three seasons, and after they left for an overall deal at Warner Bros. TV, Erica Shelton Kodish became showrunner and executive producer alongside Will Packer. Shelton Kodish also recently departed for an overall deal at CBS TV Studios. It is unclear who will be the production team behind the movie finale.

"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. 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. We look forward to closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!” said BET Networks evp and head of programming Connie Orlando said in a statement to Deadline.

This also comes as BET is diving more into scripted programming with bringing on Hit The Floor and The Breaks from its Viacom sister network, VH1. The Quad was also renewed. No word on Tales or Rebel. 

 

by Shadow and Act on October 11th 2017
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