"Being Mary Jane" (TV show) on BET is a drama series that is a follow up to an original movie of the same name, starring Gabrielle Union, from the producers of the comedy series "The Game" and "Girlfriends" and feature films "Jumping the Broom" and "Sparkle."

The network's first scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union). She seems to have it all; intelligence, drive, a beautiful home, a fancy sports car, and a lavish closet of designer shoes. Yet something is missing from her American Dream — a family of her own. Throughout the series, audiences get to know Mary Jane more intimately as they watch her life progress. As viewers experience her journey, the series will peel back the layers that uncover who she really is and the people that help define her — her family, colleagues, friends and lovers.

In the series premiere, Mary Jane is faced with difficult decisions both in her private life and her professional life. Two of her past lovers, Andre (Omari Hardwick) and David (Stephen Bishop) battle for her attention, leaving her to wonder if either choice is the right one. Meanwhile, changes are afoot at Mary Jane's cable network after an anchor is unceremoniously fired, leaving Mary Jane, Kara (Lisa Vidal) and Mark (Aaron Spears) all fearing the loss of their jobs. Moral dilemmas ignite as Mary Jane is left to wonder — should she compromise her credibility in order to save her network?

Union is accompanied by veteran actors Richard Roundtree and Margaret Avery and a stellar cast that includes Omari Hardwick, Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt, Aaron D. Spears, Latarsha Rose, Robinne Lee and Stephen Bishop.

"Being Mary Jane" is created and executive produced by Mara Brock Akil (creator of "Girlfriends" and "The Game"; writer of "Sparkle"), and executive produced and directed by Salim Akil (executive producer of "Sparkle"; director of "Jumping the Broom").

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Network: BET
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: July 2, 2013
Seasons: 4
Production Company: Akil Productions

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