BET reportedly wanted the cast of the Being Mary Jane TV show to film season four and season five back-to-back (presumably to save on production costs). However, Gabrielle Union had it in her contract that there would be a significant break between seasons. That lawsuit was ultimately settled but there’s been no word on if Being Mary Jane has or will be renewed for season five. Will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
Being Mary Jane revolves around the life of a successful TV news anchor from Atlanta, Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union). In season four, when Kara (Lisa Vidal) helps her land a gig as a correspondent on a national morning news show in NYC, Mary Jane makes the move to achieve her lifetime career goal of becoming a national lead anchor. The rest of the BET cast includes Margaret Avery, Aaron D. Spears, Richard Brooks, BJ Britt Jr., Raven Goodwin, Richard Roundtree, Valarie Pettiford, Chike Okonkwo, and Michael Ealy.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
Note: Season four resumes July 18th.
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For comparisons: The third season of Being Mary Jane on BET averaged a 0.74 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.64 million viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays.
What do you think? Do you like the Being Mary Jane TV series on BET? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?