BET has announced that the hit series Being Mary Jane will end in 2018 with a 2 hour series finale movie at the end of season five. According to the network, the movie will come full circle and give the show “fitting bookends.”

Being Mary Jane stars Gabrielle Union and is executive produced by Will Packer and Erica Shelton Kodish who serves as the series showrunner and writer. Packer and Shelton Kodish join Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil as executive producers and co-executive producer Jeff Morrone. The series was created by Mara Brock Akil.

The show revolves around the personal and professional life of news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Union).  The series has been applauded and celebrated for painting a realistic and accurate depiction of black women rarely seen on screen today.  The fourth season finale witnessed the end of Mary Jane’s parents’ marriage, a new romance for Kara and a long-awaited proposal for MJ (even though she visited that fertility specialist before Justin popped the question).

Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming at BET Networks shared, “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!”

We are sad to see this monumental series leave; however, we are excited to see how the series wraps up in the two hour season finale!

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