The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.


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9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Mary Jane Paul (43 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Kara / ... (42 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Niecy (28 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Helen Patterson (27 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Patrick Patterson (27 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Paul Patterson, Sr. (26 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Paul Patterson, Jr. (23 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Mark Bradley (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Dr. Lisa Hudson (19 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Greg Roberts / ... (19 episodes, 2013-2015)

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The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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beautifully flawed

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2 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Быть Мэри Джейн  »

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16:9 HD
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When the network informed the actors that 10-episode seasons 4 and 5 were going to be shot back-to-back, Gabrielle Union sued BET because her contract stipulates that she won't film more than 13 episodes in a row without a proper break. Two months after the law suit, an agreement was reached between the parties. See more »

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Love it!!
4 November 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Love love love this! And so excited for the series to begin. Gabrielle Union was flawless, charming, funny, beautiful, sexy, and straight up real! Within the first 5 minutes I was hooked. I loved that it was easy to connect with her character because her life was depicted so raw, relatable, and humble. There wasn't too much dialogue with Mary. I was one with Mary Jane, her silence at times allowed you to feel her thoughts and emotion. It was produced perfectly. This show deserves the support and I'm disappointed in the low rating reviews so far, come on people?! This is Black TV and TV that anyone can enjoy! We need more of this but for right now more Mary Jane!

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