BET Cancels Being Mary Jane
After four seasons on-air, “Being Mary Jane” is making its exit. Gabrielle Union’s breakout hit drama has been canceled by the network, but they plan to give it a proper farewell with a 2-hour movie, set to air in 2018.
Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming at BET Networks released an official statement about the end of Mary Jane:
“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!”
And the show’s star herself, Gabrielle Union, spoke about how transformative her role as Mary Jane has been for her.
To Every Fan of Being Mary Jane, We have all worked so tirelessly to bring you a show that we could be proud to be a part of. Mary Jane has become my favorite character. We've screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together. I love all her imperfections, and through playing her I became more forgiving of others who are imperfect and on the journey of self discovery and improvement. We watched her struggle with relationships with both men and women, and we watched her finally start to get her shit together. But the journey isn't over yet. We, as a Being Mary Jane family, cannot wait to bring you this final 2 hour series finale movie that will answer all your questions about each and every character. More than anything, however, we want to thank you with every fiber of our being for faithfully watching the show and supporting our work… from the actors, writers, producers, directors and enormous crew over the years, we are humbled and we remain grateful. Thank you!
Well, the series started with a TV movie in 2013 so it’s only appropriate that it ends the same way. Will you miss “Being Mary Jane?”