Gabrielle Union and BET have reached an agreement following the lawsuit Union brought to the channel for breaching her contract on Being Mary Jane.


The lawsuit, filed in October, claimed that the network attempted to extend the length of season four of the show, thus breaching the terms of the actress’s contract. BET tried to combine seasons four and five into one 20-episode season in order to shortchange the star, according to Union.

“It is outrageous that BET would treat one of its biggest stars in this manner after all she has done to support the network and contribute to its success,” the suit read.

Following Union’s suit, SAG-AFTRA also announced arbitration with the network and Being Mary Jane‘s producer Breakdown Productions on behalf of the entire cast. BET released a statement Tuesday announcing that a settlement had been reached. “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,” it said.

The fourth season of Being Mary Jane debuts Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9 pm.

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