BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Starring Dwayne Wade’s Fiancee Premieres Tonight

BET’s highly-anticipated premiere of Being Mary Jane airs tonight.

Gabrielle Union plays Mary Jane, a successful news anchor balancing problems in her love and family life.

Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle Union


Union tweeted her excitement this morning.

The series is a spinoff of a BET movie of the same name. The movie, which premiered in July, had an impressive 4 million viewers.

Here’s the promo that the network released for the eight-episode drama:

Eight Riveting Episodes Starting Tue, Jan 7 10P/9C #BeingMaryJaneDON'T MISS this drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union. The series centers on successful talk show host Mary Jane Paul, her professional and private family life, while searching for "Mr. Right."2013-11-19T18:13:48.000Z

In a recent interview with Essence, Union dishes on the exploration her character goes through sexually:

It would be easy to label Mary Jane a freak…but enjoying sex doesn’t make you a ho. I hope [Being Mary Jane] widens the conversation. I hope people will be more forgiving of those who explore their sexuality unapologetically.

On its website, BET provides this synopsis for the series:

Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman show: a successful TV news anchor and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation. Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work and commitments to her family.

Here’s a sneak peek into the movie that sparked the series.

Sneak Peek of the movie premiere of Being Mary Jane on BET Tuesday, July 2 at 10:30P/9:30C"Being Mary Jane" a BET original movie starring Gabrielle Union premieres Tuesday, July 2 at 10:30/9:30P following an all new episode of "The Game." BET We got you. Watch a sneak peek now.2013-06-19T17:50:18.000Z

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