The BET original scripted series “Being Mary Jane” now has an airdate for its first season. It will premiere on Tuesday, January 7th at 10 p.m. The show, starring Gabrielle Union as Mary Jane Paul with Omari Hardwick, Richard Roundtree, and Lisa Vidal was seen by 4 million viewers in its hour-and-a-half summer “pilot” episode. It debut was the highest rated show on cable in its timeslot when it aired.
Creator Mara Brock Akil, also behind “Girlfriends” and “The Game” has already reportedly received a second season pickup even though the first has yet to air.
VH’1’s scripted series “Single Ladies,” a likely competitor, also returns in January 2014 with LisaRaye and newlywed Denise Vasi returning. LeToya Luckett joins the show this season, and yes, D.B. Woodside returns as Malcolm.