Say it ain’t so…
After four seasons, it’s been announced that BET’s hit show “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union will end its run in 2018. The show takes us into the private and professional life of journalist Mary Jane Paul (played by Union).
“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, head of programming for BET Networks. “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. “
According to Variety, the show will end with a two-hour movie that will air on BET. There is no official release date, but we will keep you updated.
“We look forward to closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!” continued Orlando.
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!
Once the news got out, Union took to Instagram thanking her fans for tuning into Being Mary Jane. “Mary Jane has become my favorite character,” wrote Union on Instagram. “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.”