‘Being Mary Jane’ set to end in 2018 with 2-hour series finale movie on BET

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

BET’s “Being Mary Jane” is coming to a close, with a 2-hour movie for its series finale to air next year on the network.

Seeing as the series started out with a TV movie, this will be a fitting end for the show, capping the beginning and end with similar style.

The announcement of the movie as the finale comes after the fourth season’s finale aired on September 19, and the network decided not to pick it up for a fifth season.

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Being Mary Jane has been a landmark series not only for BET, but for African American women around the world who saw themselves in Mary Jane, her family, friends and coworkers. From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud,” said Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming, BET Networks.

“We are grateful to the cast and creators of Being Mary Jane, who have worked tirelessly to bring this world to vivid life over the past 4 seasons. We also thank the many loyal viewers whose hearts and minds were captured every week, and kept Mary Jane trending worldwide. We look forward to closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!”