Gabrielle Union And BET Reach Settlement In 'Being Mary Jane' Lawsuit

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Fans can rejoice now that the future of the series is no longer up in the air.

Fans can breathe easy now that Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union has reached a settlement with BET.

Union filed a lawsuit against the network back in October after alleging that the show's producers broke an agreement for a recess between the fourth and fifth seasons in order to cut costs. Union was seeking at least $3 million in damages and an agreement that BET could not seek more than 13 episodes per season of Being Mary Jane.

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Deadline reports there are no further details about the settlement, but BET did release a statement: "BET Networks is pleased to announce that they have reached an amicable agreement with Gabrielle Union and look forward to sharing the new season of Being Mary Jane with its loyal fans beginning January 10, 2017."

SAG-AFTRA, a labor union representing those in the entertainment industry, also filed a lawsuit against BET for allegedly breaking a contract the union had with the network. No word on how the network's settlement with Union will affect that lawsuit.

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