It seems as though BET and Gabrielle Union can’t see eye to eye. Union has decided to file a suit due to claims that the network is trying to extend her contract on Being Mary Jane.
According to CNN, Union said that she agreed to do Being Mary Jane with the understanding that it would shoot no more than 13 episodes per season because she wanted to make room to do other filming if she desires. Later on, Union said that BET later confirmed that the show would film between 10 to 13 episodes per season.
Allegedly BET is now trying to shoot 10 episodes each of Seasons 4 and 5, but they are trying to film these episodes back-to-back. Considering this twist, the idea of filming back-to-back would extend her contract.
BET has made a statement over the suit that states “While we hold Gabrielle Union in the highest esteem, we feel strongly that we are contractually well within our rights and are committed to reaching a swift and positive resolution in this matter.”
Since it’s debut, Being Mary Jane has received lots of positive reviews and has had more than 4 million viewers. We hope that this doesn’t affect the show’s success!