[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, May 2013) Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate the values of family, strength and independence. Mary Jane Paul is a woman who embodies these traits in a story about the joys and struggles of navigating through life as a fiercely independent, modern woman. From the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy THE GAME, GIRLFRIENDS and box-office hit SPARKLE comes the BET original movie BEING MARY JANE. Starring Gabrielle Union , the highly anticipated television event premieres Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on BET. Mary Jane Paul seemingly has it all as a beautiful and successful TV news anchor. In reality, she's a self-sufficient powerhouse with a lackluster love life who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. How far is she willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she - and society - insist are missing from her life? Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work and commitments to her family. Also starring Richard Roundtree , Margaret Avery , Lisa Vidal , Richard Brooks , Omari Hardwick , Tika Sumpter , Raven Goodwin , B.J. Britt , Aaron Spears , Latarsha Rose and Robinne Lee . Created by Mara Brock Akil and co-executive produced by Salim Akil . BEING MARY JANE series debut slated for January 2014 on BET Networks.