According to Deadline, BET‘s drama Being Mary Jane is not slated to debut as a regular series until early next year but I hear the network has already quietly ordered a second season, following the 90-minute pilot’s big premiere in July when it drew 4 million viewers and a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
Being Mary Jane,
starring Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor, hails from
Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the duo behind BET’s flagship comedy The Game, which is in production on Season 7. Meanwhile, I hear BET has pulled the plug on comedy Reed Between The Lines.
The show, got off to a solid start with Tracee Ellis Ross starring as
Dr. Carla Reed, a successful psychologist trying to balance her family
and career, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as her husband. It was renewed for a
second season in April 2012 but underwent a revamp later that year when
Ross departed. BET is yet to schedule Season 2. The first season of Reed spawned a spinoff, Young Man On Campus starring Jacob Latimore, which didn’t go past the pilot stage.
Sidebar: I really loved this show and I'm looking forward to seeing it next year. Check out our interview with Omari Harwick who plays opposite from Gabrielle Union.