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BET ending 'Being Mary Jane' with two-hour series finale in 2018

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Another Atlanta-based TV series is over.

A few days after Starz announced the end of "Survivor's Remorse," BET said it's closing shop on "Being Mary Jane" starring Gabrielle Union after four seasons with a two-hour finale film in 2018.

The show, shot in metro Atlanta, is about an Atlanta-based news anchor with serious relationship and family issues. It began as a movie in 2013 and did well enough for BET to give it a green light as a series. BET has aired 51 episodes, including a super-sized 20-episode season four.

The season four finale came on September 19.

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Mara Brock Akil )("The Game") and her husband Salim Akil created and ran the show for the first three seasons but left for a new deal with Warner Brothers. The season four showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish departed for her own deal with CBS. It's proof that good talent is hard to keep in such a competitive TV landscape.

Atlanta's Will Packer - best known for films such as "Ride Along" and "Straight Outta Compton" - joined in as executive producer season four. He is also an executive producer of BETs other Atlanta-based scripted drama "The Quad" about a fictional historically black college.


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