Words by Shanice Stephanie
Everyone’s favorite home girl, aunty, sister and news anchor; Pauletta “Mary Jane” Patterson will be leaving our TV screens in 2018.
Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming at BET Networks said “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.
Being Mary Jane made its debut on the network in 2013 as a TV movie, and will be making its grand exit the same way. Fans everywhere will get to say goodbye with a two- hour TV movie to serve as the official series finale. Gabrielle Union is expected to return as Mary Jane; as for the other cast members and producers no confirmation of their return has been made yet. The series finale movie will be a full- circle for all four seasons answering all questions about each character.
Gabrielle Union made the announcement on her Instagram on October 11th, in her farewell caption, “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.”
From the captivating quotes that began every episode, sticky notes with personal affirmations, to the raw bone chilling emotional scenes, to laughing and crying with each character; Being Mary Jane will definitely be missed!