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BET Renews 'Being Mary Jane', HBO Orders More 'Looking'

February 27, 2014 (2:32 am) GMT
Both the freshman drama series and the gay-centric comedy will return for season 2 on its respective network.

"" and "" get another year to live. Both rookies have got a vote of confidence from the networks which air them, BET and HBO respectively, earning a renewal for a second season.

"Being Mary Jane" starring wrapped up its freshman season with a two-hour event on Tuesday, February 25. The episode posted a total of 5.8 million viewers when DVR playback is counted, surpassing the pilot (a TV movie aired in July) which drew 4 million viewers.

"Looking", which has been dubbed a gay version of 's "", also sees a resurgence in ratings despite a soft start. Debuting to 338,000 viewers in January, the comedy series starring "" alum improves each week, with the latest episode posting 749,000 viewers across three airings. The show has so far averaged about 2 million when including DVR playback and all repeats.

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