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  • BET Renews ‘Being Mary Jane’ for a Third Season

    Feb 5, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *After airing just one episode of its second season, BET is already locking down a third for “Being Mary Jane.” The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed the Gabrielle Union drama, two days after the show’s second-season debut opened as the No. 1 original series premiere on cable of the year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. […]

  • EUR Exclusive: ‘Being Mary Jane’ Creator on Race & Police Brutality (Watch)

    Dec 18, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *It’s BET’s #1 original drama series and has been nominated for four NAACP Image Awards! EUR caught up with “Being Mary Jane” creator and executive producer, Mara Brock Akil, to talk about race, police brutality and season two. EUR: What are your thoughts on the Black Lives Matter (Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin) rally’s […]

  • Mara Brock Akil Talks End of ‘The Game’, Possible ‘Girlfriends’ Movie

    Oct 17, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Mara Brock Akil sat down with Essence to discuss her long-running series “The Game,” which BET announced would be ending after seasons eight and nine—both airing in 2015. The producer says “all good things must come to an end” and shared her thoughts about bidding farewell to the show after eight years across two networks. […]

  • BET’s ‘The Game’ Has Been Called Off; Mara Brock Akil Tells Why

    Oct 7, 14 by EurPublisher 36 Comments


    *It had a good run, but now it’s time to turn off the lights. Yes, BET’s “The Game” from Mara Brock Akil, is coming to an end after the conclusion of seasons eight and nine, which are being taped now to air in early 2015. Here’s the official BET statement: “All good things must come […]

  • BET Programming President Loretha Jones Steps Down

    Sep 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Loretha Jones is leaving BET Networks after a six-year run as President of Original Programming, during which she oversaw original programming, news, development, planning and acquisitions. According to Deadline.com, Jones announced her departure on Friday, Sept. 5, but it had been rumored for a while. The day prior, BET announced the appointment of Pete Danielsen […]

  • Target Sponsors ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood (Watch)

    Mar 4, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *In honor of film industry notables Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o, Target proudly sponsored the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The retail partner celebrated this year’s honorees by furthering its commitment to the African-American community through a $50,000 donation. “On behalf of today’s award winners, we […]