[09/12/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 12 Updates include: MTV greenlights two drama pilots; BET to renew "Being Mary Jane," end "Reed Between the Lines"; and Cameron Diaz joins CBS's "Bad Teacher" as a producer.
[08/08/12 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 8 Updates include: Jay Mohr, Ben Falcone land leads on TV Land pilots; "Being Mary Jane" nears series order at BET; and Warren Ellis's "Gun Machine" eyed as series at FOX.
[04/10/12 - 11:10 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, April 10 Updates include: Danny Glover, Barry Levinson among latest to "Ali's Greatest Fight" at HBO; Freya Tingley joins Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"; and Lauren Cohan upped to series regular on AMC's "The Walking Dead."
[04/04/12 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 4 Updates include: Martha MacIsaac to replace Brittany Snow on NBC's "1600 Penn"; Ryan Hansen boards second pilot at CBS; and Jeffrey Nordling is bound for ABC's "Malibu Country."
[03/21/12 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 21 Updates include: Syfy passes on "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome"; Meagan Good to topline NBC's "Notorious"; and Jack Coleman reports to The CW's "First Cut."
[03/02/12 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 2 Updates include: ABC finds its "Beauty," The CW its "Beast"; Jesse Spencer reports to NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Dan Byrd to star in CBS sitcom pilot.
[02/13/12 - 10:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 13 Updates include: Zachary Levi to star in FOX's "Let It Go"; J.K. Simmons cast in ABC's "White Van Man"; and Alana De La Garza bound for NBC's "Do No Harm."
DESCRIPTION: (from BET's press release, October 2013) The highly anticipated follow up to the network's original hit movie "Being Mary Jane" is drawing near. "Being Mary Jane" the SERIES makes its debut on BET Networks early next year on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT. Over 4 million viewers tuned into the movie premiere of "Being Mary Jane" in July 2013. The movie served as a back-door pilot into the series, consisting of eight one-hour episodes that will air on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on BET. The network's first one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (played by Gabrielle Union). She seems to have it all; intelligence, drive, a beautiful home, a fancy sports car, and a lavish closet of designer shoes. Yet something is missing from her American Dream - a family of her own. Throughout the series, audiences get to know Mary Jane more intimately as they watch her life progress. As viewers experience her journey, the series will peel back the layers that uncover who she really is and the people that help define her - her family, colleagues, friends and lovers.