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Being Mary Jane 

The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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Mara Brock Akil
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Series cast summary:
Gabrielle Union ...  Mary Jane Paul 52 episodes, 2013-2019
Lisa Vidal ...  Kara / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2019
Raven Goodwin ...  Niecy 35 episodes, 2013-2019
Margaret Avery ...  Helen Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Brooks ...  Patrick Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Roundtree ...  Paul Patterson, Sr. 33 episodes, 2013-2019
B.J. Britt ...  Paul Patterson, Jr. 24 episodes, 2013-2019
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The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Быть Мэри Джейн See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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When the network informed the actors that the 20-episode season 4 was going to be shot in a row, Gabrielle Union sued BET because her contract stipulates that she won't film more than 13 episodes in a row without a proper break. Two months after the law suit, an agreement was reached between the parties. See more »

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Discovered BET Marathon today and binge watched straight through!
29 March 2014 | by jhare46See all my reviews

I just happened to notice the end of the movie today and to see that it was followed by a series I had never heard of. Probably because I am NOT a black woman and don't often watch BET. I didn't watch any of the movie because it was at the end but I watched every episode all the way through. I DVRd it and I am so glad. I was curious and after the first episode, I was hooked.

I know there's a lot of history I missed because it was in the pilot/movie and hope it comes on again soon so I could learn more about David and MJ's history.

I really liked this show - I have always liked Gabrielle Union and I think I liked her best in this. The cast is really good, all the way through, and I like that there is a lot of her family in the show. Considering they're all different ages, it makes it more interesting. It's nice to see a well-to-do black family who really loves each other.

I wasn't looking for it to teach me anything and since I am NOT black, there may be nuances that I missed. I see that there are people who don't like the aspect of her affair with Andre, but the bottom line is, neither did she, and she did her best to make it right.

Can't wait for season two - just hope it's not on against Scandal. :)


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