BET is picking up hourlong pilot Being Mary Jane (formerly Single Black Female) starring Gabrielle Union. Written by Mara Brock Akil and directed by Salim Akil, Being Mary Jane centers on successful talk show host Mary Jane Paul (Union) looking to one day become the No.1 nightly news anchor while searching for Mr. Right. Latarsha Rose and Omari Hardwick (Good Lord he’s fine) co-starred in the pilot.
According to Deadline.com production on the series is eyed to be begin in January for a launch later in the year. This marks Mara Brock Akil’s second series on BET along with hit comedy The Game, which also is directed by Salim Akil. Married duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are under a mega deal with BET, which includes a series and several pilot commitments. Mara Brock Akil recently wrote the feature Sparkle, which was directed by Salim Akil. The film, which opens next week, stars Whitney Houston in her final role. Gabrille Union, was recently seen in Kevin Hart’s super hit Think Like A Man. Congrats!
Did I mention how much I love Omari Hardwick??