Upfronts 2013: BET Greenlights 'Being Mary Jane' to Series

Renews ‘The Game,' ‘Apollo Live' for additional seasons
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BET continued to build its scripted portfolio by greenlighting a full season of Being Mary Jane and renewing hitsThe Game and Let's Stay Together for additional seasons, the network announced during its upfront presentation Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The network will debut in first quarter 2014 Being Mary Jane, which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor trying to balance her work and personal life. The series will join on BET's scripted series lineupThe Game, which has been renewed for a sixth season; Let's Stay Together, which will return for a third campaign; and freshman comedy series Real Husbands of Hollywood, which was recently renewed for a second season.

On the reality front, the network will launch in second quarter 2014 Burns BBQ, which follows the fortunes of a small family barbeque business changing hands from one generation to the next. In addition, BET picked up for a second season The Sheards, which follows the children of gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard and Bishop Drew Sheard.

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