Those eager to see "Being Mary Jane," the film that serves as the launchpad for BET's first scripted series, which will premiere early next year, might have to take a nap.
The film will premiere July 2 at the unusual hour of 10:30 p.m. following the midseason premiere of its signature comedy, "The Game."
"Being Mary Jane" -- the film and the series -- stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV anchor juggling relationships, work and commitments.
The series is the first original project developed for the network by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the husband-and-wife team behind "The Game," which started at the CW. The couple have an exclusive development deal with BET.