‘Being Mary Jane’ Scores Third Season Renewal

BEING MARY JANE RATINGS DOWN RENEWED FOR THIRD SEASON

Just two days after their second season premiere, BET has decided to go ahead and greenlight a third season of their popular drama “Being Mary Jane.”

Gabrielle Union, who plays the show’s oft-single protagonist, Mary Jane Paul, broke the news herself live while visiting the Today Show on Thursday morning.

Union joked that the news was most welcome by her accountant, who is now assured she’ll be able to pay her mortgage. “In Hollywood we never have the luxury of ever knowing where our next paycheck is coming from, so anytime an actor gets a renewal it gives them the freedom to just work,” she told host Matt Lauer. “Plus we know that we’re doing good work and it’s a huge load of confidence for everyone involved.”
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Gabrielle Union Talks ‘Women in TV’ with Elle

GABRIELLE UNION WOMEN IN MUSIC ELLE MAGAZINE (1)

Actress Gabrielle Union is featured in Elle magazine’s February issue, which in part, celebrates women in TV.

For her blurb, Gabrielle covered the usual: diversity in Hollywood, which she describes as “sorely lacking.”

Gabrielle also spoke on reading for and losing the role of Olivia Pope in “Scandal,” saying “It hurt. I thought it was lightning in a bottle. How many times was there going to be a show about a black woman run by a black woman.”
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Gabrielle Union Covers Uptown Magazine

GABRIELLE UNION COVERS UPTOWN MAGAZINE (1)

Actress Gabrielle Union is covering the latest edition of Uptown magazine.

The “Being Mary Jane” star once again touches base on her leaked photos, as well as her upcoming movie “Top Five” and the need for more diverse images of African American women in film and television.

On her private photos being leaked for the world to see, Gabrielle tells Uptown “You have the right to control what happens to your body. When someone takes that right away from you, it needs to be recognized as a crime.”
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‘Being Mary Jane’ Season Two Preview

BEING MARY JANE SET WITH GABRIELLE UNION (140x139)

It’s not much, but BET has released a quick teaser for its surprise freshman hit “Being Mary Jane.”

The show debuted late last year and was an instant hit, pulling in nearly six million viewers weekly. It’s lead actress, Gabrielle Union, will reprise her role as Mary Jane Paul come early 2015, and will have a whole new set of personal and professional problems to contend with.
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Gabrielle Union Resumes ‘Being Mary Jane’

GABBY SHOWS OFF BIKINI BOD VIA BEING MARY JANE SET (140x140)

“Think Like a Man Too” actress Gabrielle Union has resumed taping on her hit BET show “Being Mary Jane.”

With the second season set to kick off in September, Gabby headed back to the set earlier this week and promptly Instagrammed a behind-the-scenes photo (click to enlarge).

Seeing as how Gabby plays a professional woman, a reporter to be exact, I have no idea why she would be sporting a wild Tina Turner circa 1984 hairdo and a bikini, all while cozying up to a semi.
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Mary Jane Gets a New Love Interest

MARY JANE PAUL GETS A NEW LOVE

Our favorite single lady, Mary Jane Paul, is getting a new love interest in season two of “Being Mary Jane.”

According to Deadline, actor Gary Dourdan, last seen on CSI, will have a recurring role playing a reclusive retired civil rights attorney who becomes smitten with Mary Jane when he agrees to an interview with her.

Mary Jane, played by actress Gabrielle Union, is expected to have a number of potential suitors next season, including a rumored female admirer.
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Why I am NOT Mary Jane

I AM NOT MARY JANE

I know the first season of Being Mary Jane has come and gone, but I still want to speak on this. (Partly because I hadn’t been following the show and more importantly because this topic is still relevant.)

Let me begin by saying that after hearing people talk (and blog) about the new show, I did watch the pilot episode last year and was pleasantly surprised. Unlike most of BET’s productions, I actually enjoyed the episode. Minus opening the show with a sex scene (I believe TV’s oversaturation of sex decreases the content’s quality), I thought the episode was very interesting and I also respected the way BET “humanized” Mary Jane by showing her doing “normal” things (e.g. sitting on the toilet while scrolling through her phone).
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