BET Cancels 'Being Mary Jane,' Gabrielle Union Reacts
By Isha Thorpe
October 12, 2017
Noooo! Hit BET show Being Mary Jane has been cancelled by the network, Deadline is reporting.
Starring Gabrielle Union, the weekly series follows the life of journalist Mary Jane Paul, as she goes through ups and downs in her personal and professional relationships. The show will air a 2-hour movie in 2018 as its last episode. For fans of the show -- like us -- we're definitely saddened to hear this news, which comes only three short weeks after its season four finale aired.
After this news broke, Union decided to comment about the program's ending. She knows that the watchers of the series have become somewhat of a family, as they all bonded and watched it together every single week and live-tweeted right along with her.
Union said on IG: "To Every Fan of Being Mary Jane, We have all worked so tirelessly to bring you a show that we could be proud to be a part of. Mary Jane has become my favorite character. We've screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together..."
She continued: "We, as a Being Mary Jane family, cannot wait to bring you this final 2 hour series finale movie that will answer all your questions about each and every character. More than anything, however, we want to thank you with every fiber of our being for faithfully watching the show and supporting our work... from the actors, writers, producers, directors and enormous crew over the years, we are humbled and we remain grateful. Thank you!"
See the actress' entire message about the end of Being Mary Jane below.
Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming, BET Networks, issued a statement to Deadline about the show's cancellation, as well. Read it below:
“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. 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!”
Nobody talk to us right now. We'll be in our feelings for the rest of the week...
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