TCA16: BET Renews ‘Being Mary Jane’

PASADENA, Calif. -- BET has renewed its drama series Being Mary Jane for a fourth season, the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Series star Gabrielle Union and BET president of programming Stephen Hill announced the renewal during BET’s morning TCA panel session.

The series, which follows the complicated life of a female journalist, ended its third season on a high note, generating 1.7 million viewers for its Dec. 15 finale.

Hill also announced BET will develop a miniseries based on Nelson Mandela starring Laurence Fishburne.

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R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.