Will Being Mary Jane season 5 happen? Thoughts entering season 4 finale


Being Mary Jane season 5As we get closer to the season finale airing in seven days, what are the current Being Mary Jane season 5 odds? Is it really a toss-up right now?

For the time being, there really isn’t official word one way or another on BET, but we’re starting to sense some hopeful signs based on the live+same-day ratings, otherwise known as the ones that matter the most. For a while, we at CarterMatt were starting to get a tad concerned about the Gabrielle Union series continuing to lose viewers after a long layoff between seasons. The fourth season is down around 50% in the 18-49 demographic versus season 3, and that’s always a deeply concerning figure. Yet, the show still fairly decently well compared to other cable shows out there, and it’s also managed to level off its viewership this summer. As a matter of fact, a late August episode of Being Mary Jane managed to tie the show’s best 18-49 rating since the end of January. Viewers who are watching the show at this point are sticking around, even though for a time they were sticking around at all earlier this season as the viewers slid from one season to the next.

BET does still have time to make up their mind, but our advice to you is the same advice that we have for any show in this position: Just enjoy it, and if you want to do your part to help get it back, watch it live! The last thing that you want to do is run the risk of the show not being able to come back because too many people were watching it without commercials via their DVR. (This viewership is important, but not by the same degree.)

Rest assured, we’ll check in on the ratings one more time before the season formally concludes next week, which does bring us to our next main topic of conversation.

What’s coming in the Being Mary Jane finale?

We cannot speak too much as far as spoilers go, having writing this episode before Tuesday night’s penultimate episode even airs. Yet, we can tell you via the attached synopsis (via TV Guide) some generic details in terms of what’s coming:

“After learning she has a say in who replaces Garrett, Kara or Justin, Mary Jane questions whether Justin’s overtures are motivated by his desire to get her vote. Kara helps Orlando in his transition from athlete to broadcaster…”

As for whether or not there will be a cliffhanger setting up a Being Mary Jane season 5 in the finale, don’t rule that out given the sort of show this is. It really relies on that high-octane drama and keeping you on the edge of your seat. It makes sense that we’d get something big before the show signs off for a whole … or forever.

Do you want to see a Being Mary Jane season 5 happen?

Be sure to sound off on the subject now in the comments below! Also, you can visit the link here in the event you do want to score some additional news regarding the series’ numbers in the past. (Photo: BET.)


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