Michael Ealy is set to join the cast of BET’s Being Mary Jane for season 4.
Being Mary Jane follows the sometimes disastrous personal and professional life of news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Union).
Ealy will play Justin Talbot, the new producer of Great Day USAwho. unfortunately for Mary Jane, also is the man who previously got her fired from CNN. Upon arriving at Great Day USA, he remains a thorn in Mary Jane’s side, and she must learn to cleverly circumvent his power plays.
Ealy had this to say about joining the show:
“I had turned down several network offers, as I really was not interested in doing another show at the time, but because Gabrielle is a friend, I told her that I’d seriously think about and talk with my team. At the end of the day, I felt like we all have a social responsibility to help elevate material with people of color in any way that we can, and if there was an opportunity for me to help my friend and the cultural perceptions of our work, then I would do my part.”