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“Being Mary Jane” Premieres Tonight On BET

01/10/2017 at 11:18 | Posted by Pierrea Javon // Freelance Writer
Photo Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

BET is kicking off 2017 with the season premiere of the original series Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union. The hit show is back on tonight (January 10th at 9 pm) for its fourth season. Being Mary Jane underwent some changes since last season. This season, the star Gabrielle Union takes a seat at the writer table to give her input. Also the new season brings a new executive producer, Will Packard. Packard is a producer you may know from Think Like a Man & Think Like a Man Too. And, the character Mary Jane takes on New York and finds out the truth about her glamorous, big city job.

Being Mary Jane is a Sex and the City/Girlfriends hybrid all poured into one woman. Mary Jane has a career, though obstacles have appeared, she struggles to be in charge, use her platform, support her family, find love and have healthy friendships. Her life reflects one common amongst African American working women. If your career isn’t as solidified as Mary Jane, this show is still relatable if you’re hoping to one day have it all and if nothing else, at least have her wardrobe.

Fans are clearly happy for the show’s return:

The return of the show came after a lawsuit was settled between Union and BET, regarding her contract. Union claimed that BET was shooting more episodes per season than what they previously agreed upon without compensation. The matter has since been resolved and Being Mary Jane was able to resume filming this past summer, just in time for its January premiere date.


Story by Pierrea Javon, just a girl on the quest to have it all.

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