*“Being Mary Jane” has yet to air its first season (or even a second episode). Still, BET has already ordered a season 2, according to Deadline.com.
The decision to quietly move forward comes after the 90-minute pilot’s impressive 4 million viewers.
Union stars as a successful TV news anchor in the series from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the duo behind BET’s flagship comedy “The Game,” which is currently in production on Season 7.
Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that BET has given up on its Tracee Ellis Ross comedy “Reed Between the Lines.”
Ross starred as Dr. Carla Reed, a successful psychologist trying to balance her family and career, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as her husband. It was renewed for a second season in April 2012 but underwent a revamp later that year when Ross departed.
BET is yet to schedule Season 2. The first season of “Reed” spawned a spinoff, “Young Man On Campus” starring Jacob Latimore, which didn’t go past the pilot stage.