While fans continue to mourn the ending of “Being Mary Jane,” some aren’t giving up hope that it could continue elsewhere. Despite the series’ declining ratings in its final season, some want to see it on Netflix, TV One or OWN.
BET announced Wednesday, Oct. 12 that the recently ended fourth season would be its last. Connie Orlando, EVP and Head of Programming at BET, described the Gabrielle Union-led show as a “landmark series” but that isn’t enough to make it continue. TVLine reported the show suffered a sharp decline in ratings this season, with just 860,000 eyes on first-run episodes. During season three, 1.64 million viewers tuned in.
Instead of a fifth season, a two-hour TV movie, which will air next year, will serve as the series finale,” according to Deadline. However, some fans don’t think that’s enough.
Now, they’re hoping the show can live on on a new network. When WGN declined to renew “Underground,” fans hoped the John Legend-produced series would get picked up by OWN. But that wasn’t meant to be.
Netflix better pick up being mary jane for more seasons
— 🔥🔥🔥 (@Trapdollazmanny) October 11, 2017
I think @VH1 should pick up Being Mary Jane.
— International Hoe (@Lovin_Life42) October 12, 2017
I'm watching…but can you please pick up Being Mary Jane!
— D Sam (@dbluesam) October 12, 2017
Relive ‘Being Mary Jane’
Several others couldn’t handle losing Mary Jane Paul from their Tuesday nights.
— WildHairGirl 🦄🌹 (@WildHairCandi) October 11, 2017
Being Mary Jane is not cancelled! It can't be 😭 pic.twitter.com/JDmZMYwmk6
— Lisa 🦋 (@Lbeeex1) October 11, 2017
Take Empire please 😭😭 leave #BeingMaryJane alone😭😩
— kuhle 🍋 (@zanophike_) October 12, 2017
However, at least a couple of folks person saw the cancellation coming. Last year, Union made headlines for taking BET to court over contractual issues.
No surprise Nene got kicked off the tour, like it's no surprise Being Mary Jane got cancelled.
— Crissy S (@cdsteber) October 12, 2017
And another was ready to say goodbye.