BET’s signature American TV drama series, Being Mary Jane, which centres around successful TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul (portrayed by Gabrielle Union) has been cancelled.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Season Four will be the last one, with a two-hour TV movie to serve as the grande finale in 2018.
Connie Orlando, BET Networks Executive Vice President and Head of Programming was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying: “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 co-workers.”
“From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud. “We look forward to closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!”
Union took to Instagram to thank every Being Mary Jane fan. “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 favourite 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 the final two-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 fibre 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.”
According to E! News Being Mary Jane first aired as a movie in 2013 and the first full season debuted in January 2014.
Reporting: Los Angeles Times, E! News