via press release:
NEW YORK, NY – April 4, 2012- The highly anticipated hour long BET pilot from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil of Akil Productions, the husband-and-wife duo behind the cable network’s hit comedy series, has newly been renamed Being Mary Jane.
A show unlike any other drama on television, Being Mary Jane is an opportunity to explore the life of a statistic often reported but never explored. Written bycreator Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane chronicles the work, social and family life of a successful African-American woman who has achieved a decorated career as a host at a fast paced 24-hour national cable news network. The highly anticipated show stars actress Gabrielle Union (Bring It On, Daddy’s Little Girl) and is the first program under the mega production pact Akil Productions signed with BET in May 2011.
In addition to producing alongside his wife, Salim Akil (, Jumping The Broom), will direct Being Mary Jane.