A series finale movie makes for a full circle, giving Being Mary Jane fitting bookends. After four seasons, the show is coming to a close nearly in identical form to how it started: in a two-hour movie type sendoff.
The decision to go with a movie in lieu of a fifth-season pickup comes three weeks after Being Mary Jane's Season 4 finale aired on September 19.
Gabrielle Union, left, as Mary Jane Paul and Lisa Vidal as Kara Lynch in a scene from "Being Mary Jane", which will end its run in 2018. Showrunner and creator Mara Brock Akil departed the show alongside her husband and executive producer Salim Akil a year ago; Erica Shelton Kodish ran season 4, but recently left for a development deal with CBS. "From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud".
Being Mary Jane was created by Mara Brock Akil, who also created The Game and Girlfriends and executive produced the first three seasons alongside her husband Salim Akil, who now serves as showrunner for CW's Black Lightning. Mary Jane then decides to start a family of her own, embarking on a journey to figure out who she is. We also thank the many loyal viewers whose hearts and minds were captured every week, and kept Mary Jane trending worldwide. While people can argue over whether it has been "cancelled", the Being Mary Jane TV show is ending after four seasons on BET.
"We look forward to closing out Mary Jane's journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!" continued Orlando. The show has been a landmark series for BET as it showed a highly successful, career driven woman struggle with the other parts of her life that didn't come so easily or run so smoothly.