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Cable Channel Unveils Plans to Wrap Signature Drama Series — and Is Already at Work on Its Replacement

Oct 19, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Wrap plans have been unveiled for one drama series along with a straight-to-series order for the show that could be its replacement at BET. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the cable channel will bring its signature drama “Being Mary Jane” to a close with a two-hour series finale movie that will air in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Viacom-owned channel, which is freshening up its scripted roster, gave a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the legal drama “In Contempt,” starring Erica Ash.

“The procedural is in the fast-paced world of a legal aid office in New York City and follows Gwen Sullivan (Ash), an opinionated attorney whose passion for her job and clients make her arguably the most talented public defender in her district,” THR reports.

Created by Terri Kopp (“Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” BET’s “Rebel”), the show is in production in Canada with Kopp as showrunner.

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