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BET Renews Being Mary Jane

BET has renewed its sexy, soapy drama Being Mary Jane for a second season, the network announced. The Gabrielle Union–led show ended its first season Tuesday night with a series-high 5.8 million viewers, and rumors of a renewal started as early as September, before the show had its regular-season debut. (Recall that BMJ started as a backdoor pilot/made-for-TV movie in July.) Over the course of its first season, BMJ nailed down its tone and style, moving from a flawed but enjoyable first two episodes to addictive, stylish melodrama. At least, it's a stylish melodrama in between its very steamy, very frequent sex scenes.

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