AceShowbiz - BET has decided to can "Being Mary Jane" after four seasons. The series starring Gabrielle Union as the titular news anchor is set to end its run with a two-hour movie which will serve as a series finale and air sometime in 2018 on the network, Deadline reported.
" '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," Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming of BET Networks, said. "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!'" she continued.
The show's Twitter account also announced the news. "Will MJ finally have it all? #BeingMaryJane returns in 2018 with a 2 hour series finale event," it wrote alongside a short promo for the upcoming series finale.
Season 4 ended with the long-awaited proposal for MJ and Kara finding a new romance. Fans also witnessed the end of the marriage of Mary Jane's parents. But things were left on cliffhanger as MJ was seen visiting a fertility specialist before Justin proposed to her, sparking speculation that MJ was pregnant with someone else's child.
Debuting in 2013 as a highly-rated TV movie, the series starred Lisa Vidal, Margaret Avery, Latarsha Rose, Aaron D. Spears, Richard Brooks, B.J. Britt, Raven Goodwin, Richard Roundtree, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop. Created by Mara Brock Akil, the show's first season premiered in January 2014.
"Being Mary Jane" is produced by Will Packer and Shelton Kodish. The duo also serve as executive producers along with Akil and her husband Salim Akil.