'Being Mary Jane' to end in 2018 with series finale movie

By Wade Sheridan  |  Oct. 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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Oct. 12 (UPI) -- BET has announced its plan to finish Being Mary Jane in 2018 with a television movie.

The special film will debut in place of a fifth season and will run for two hours, Deadline reported. Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union in the lead role, finished Season 4 on Sept. 19.

The series, which follows Union as a successful newscaster dealing with her public and private life, was first launched on BET as an original movie before it was turned into a series.

"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," head of programming for BET Networks Connie Orlando said in a statement obtained by Variety.

"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!" she continued.

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