On this period of peak TV, there are too many reveals to depend, so any sequence that efficiently makes it via 4 seasons ought to put on that honor proudly. The Gabrielle Union-starring drama Being Mary Jane, which wrapped Season four final month, has now been cancelled by BET as an alternative of incomes a Season 5 renewal. But it surely’s not essentially all dangerous information for followers, because the cable channel’s execs have determined to let the sequence come to a deliberate conclusion by way of a TV film set to air in 2018.
Lots of the particulars behind Being Mary Jane‘s TV film are nonetheless below wraps, nevertheless it’s recognized that Gabrielle Union will certainly be again to reprise her beast-mode function of TV information anchor Mary Jane Paul. (Would this conclusion-centered undertaking even exist with out her?) That stated, it is nonetheless up within the air which fellow castmates will return for the massive finale, and it is not even clear who can be round on the producer aspect of issues. To not point out zero particulars present at this level regarding the storyline itself.
Whereas it is not fully clear but why BET is selecting to go together with a TV film over a full closing season, it might need one thing to do with the modifications that went on behind the scenes going into and popping out of Season four. After Season three, creator Mara Brock Akil stepped down as showrunner and, alongside together with her husband/co-executive producer Salim Akil, entered into an total cope with Warner Bros., for whom they’re placing collectively The CW’s super-drama Black Lightning; each remained on in an govt producer capability. The substitute showrunner for the prolonged Season four run, Erica Shelton Kodish, left the present not way back to enter her personal total deal, with this one occurring at CBS. So maybe all concerned thought it finest to shut the story out with no need to search out one other ship captain to hold on a whole season.
This is what BET Networks Head of Programming and Govt Vice President Connie Orlando stated about it, in keeping with Deadline.
We’re grateful to the solid and creators of Being Mary Jane, who’ve labored tirelessly to deliver this world to vivid life over the previous four seasons. We additionally thank the numerous loyal viewers whose hearts and minds had been captured each week, and saved Mary Jane trending worldwide. We sit up for closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a sequence finale that’s positive to blow followers away!
Although a TV movie close-out is a rarer possibility for many reveals, with networks usually selecting to order shortened closing seasons or nothing in any respect, it occurs extra usually on cable channels than broadcast networks. Plus, it makes complete sense for Being Mary Jane, which truly started life on BET as a TV film. And a closely watched one, too, with its 2013 debut raking in viewers forward of its midseason debut in early 2014. However whereas the early seasons achieved spectacular numbers, these stats dipped dramatically for the 20-episode Season four, which not often topped a million viewers per episode.
Being Mary Jane is already getting followers hyped concerning the finale film, too. Try this put up that went up after the announcement was made.
Whereas this cancellation is definitely a bummer for followers, possibly we are able to get a 10 Things I Hate About You update as soon as Gabrielle Union has some extra free time on her schedule. Till then, although, take a look at the whole lot that’ll be hitting your TVs previous to Being Mary Jane‘s TV film through the use of our fall premiere schedule.