Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman-show: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work, and commitments to her family.
Mary Jane meets a man online; Kara’s changes prove too much for Mark. Patrick learns that celebrating his sobriety is bigger than it just being about him, Kara and Mark figure out a way to effectively communicate and work together and Mary Jane admits her addiction.
When Andre sees a picture of Mary Jane with David at the gala he starts questioning if she is still involved with him
A picture stirs up drama between Mary Jane and Andre. Meanwhile, Patrick breaks news that he's moving out; a drug run turns violent; Niecy announces a plan following her delivery; Kara mulls over a custody issue involving her sons.
Mary Jane confronts several people; Lisa and Mary Jane's friendship is put to the test.
Mary Jane has a big talk with Andre, leaving her to ponder her future. Meanwhile, friction develops between Kara and Mary Jane when Kara revamps Mark’s show; and a woman inches closer to Paul Sr.
Patrick learns of Mary Jane's affair with Andre. To help her sort through her dilemma, Patrick takes her to visit their voice of reasoning Aunt Toni. She is once again conflicted about her feelings for Andre and decides to once and for all give him an answer in regards to his marriage proposal. Meanwhile, a former business partner declines further partnership with Patrick, resulting in damaging affects to Patrick's sobriety.
Andre comes face to face with David at Mary Jane’s house. Meanwhile, changes are afoot at SNC and after an anchor is unceremoniously fired, Mary Jane, Kara and Mark all fear for their jobs. Lisa struggles with a bout of depression.
Looking for change in her career and attitude, Mary Jane has an interesting encounter with a new man.
Mary Jane is pitted against her idol Ronda while Niecy tries to balance her life.
An interview with a fiery reality star makes Mary Jane a social media sensation. Things rapidly heat up with Lee.
Mary Jane's new position as web correspondent fuels her rivalry with Justin as she pursues the story of a teen boy beaten for wearing a skirt.
Mary Jane and PJ feel homesick while Niecy's rash decision has some dire consequences.
Traveling to Atlanta to cover a news story, Mary Jane's reunion with her family goes into a tailspin when Lee shows up unexpectedly.
A leaked story in the press about Mary Jane threatens to derail one of the most important moments of her career.
Mary Jane and Justin go rogue to chase a story as Mary Jane frets about meeting Lee's baby momma.
Justin cooks up a plan to get Mary Jane in the anchor chair while she and Lee decide whether or not they should have a baby together.
Mary Jane joins forces with Justin, setting forth a plan that could oust Ronda from the anchor chair, but Kara gets caught in the crossfire.
Distrustful of Justin after Kara's firing, Mary Jane tries to make it work with Lee, but resisting Justin is undermining her performance in the coveted co-anchor spot of the morning show.
Since Kara is having a tough time in arbitration with her wrongful termination claim, Mary Jane and Justin decide not to confess that they're seeing each other.
Kara's discovery that Mary Jane is sleeping with Justin sends their friendship into a tailspin and upsets the power dynamic at the studio. Sensing there's more to Mary Jane's break up with Lee, Helen sends Niecy to New York.
Feeling alienated, Mary Jane allows her own party to be transformed into a media event. Niecy returns to Atlanta invigorated and ready to set her dreams in motion. Patrick becomes a montor to a rowdy activist.
Mary Jane and Justin's relationship goes viral. Frank, an old family friend of Helen and Paul's, stirs long-forgotten memories of a love triangle that clouded the early years of their marriage.
Mary Jane and Justin's relationship is tested when their notoriety on social media leads to discoveries about Justin's past. Kara makes her own discovery about the girlfriend of one of Orlando's teammates.
Word of Lee’s brimming success and new girlfriend throws Mary Jane’s already tenuous relationship with Justin into doubt. Kara meets Orlando’s young attractive mother, who doesn’t share Kara’s enthusiasm for Orlando’s budding broadcasting career.
After learning that Paul and Helen are getting a divorce, the Paterson family struggles to cope with the imminent changes.
Mary Jane uncovers information about Justin's past that spin their love into a new phase. Meanwhile, Kara and Justin are forced to take down a dark horse who has entered the race for the executive producer slot.
In the Season 2 premiere, Mary Jane throws a dinner party; and invites a married couple whom she and David used to be "couples friends" with. She also re-examines what she wants out of life after learning that David's new girlfriend is pregnant.
Mary Jane undergoes a fertility treatment as part of a series on modern-day motherhood. She also makes Niecy her new pet project after Niecy's secret is discovered; and tries to land an interview with an elusive multi-millionaire.
Kara tries to protect Mary Jane from the results of a focus group; Niecy tries to shield herself and Treyvion from his father, who unexpectedly returns from college; Patrick tries to balance work and family; and Mary Jane meets with Sheldon DeWitt.
Kara suggests a live installment of "Talk Back," but neither she nor Mary Jane are prepared for the news that Dr. Marrs delivers; Cameron and Niecy negotiate over his re-entry into her life; and an exciting business opportunity presents itself to PJ.
Mary Jane's hormones rage out of control after she gets an hCG trigger shot, which starts a 36-hour countdown to ovulation. She's also offered an exclusive story from Sheldon DeWitt; further strains her already-strained friendship with Lisa; and receives a surprise visit from David.
The motivation for Mary Jane's actions with David become clear. In other events, a "Talk Back" segment spurs Mary Jane to move on with her life and repair strained relationships; and she also decides to change "Talk Back," which may not go over well with Kara.
SNC covers a fatal school shooting in Atlanta; Mary Jane meets Sheldon's circle of friends; a new man in Kara's life helps her find a new purpose; Mark's relationship with Eric comes to an end; and Patrick makes a heartbreaking discovery.
Mary Jane gets nominated for an Emmy, prompting her to seek advice from her trusted friends. In time, she must decide whether to take a chance and follow her instincts. Meanwhile, information about Tracy surfaces.
While Cynthia is out due to illness, Mary Jane and Kara host and produce a primetime news hour. In other events, Paul Jr. decides between job offers.
Mary Jane's rant goes viral, turning her into an overnight sensation; Sheldon struggles to take his relationship with Mary Jane to the next level; and Kara heads home to help with a complicated family matter.
In the Season 2 finale, Mary Jane moves into a primetime position at SNC; and, just as she settles into a relationship with Sheldon, receives mind-blowing news about David. In other events, the Patterson family gathers to celebrate Paul Jr.'s graduation from architecture school.
Mary Jane's plans for an anxiety-free weekend go awry when Mark asks her to be his "beard" during an unexpected visit from his parents. In other events, Mary Jane's interview of a teen sex worker makes her re-evaluate her relationship with Niecy.
In the Season 3 premiere, Mary Jane is rushed to the hospital following her accident; Paul Sr. handles David; and Helen deals with Lisa.
Mary Jane is stuck in the house with nothing to do; Cedric reveals his plans; and SNC hires a hot replacement for Mary Jane.
Mary Jane learns the sad news about Lisa; and deals with Lisa's family when they come to town.
Kara's life spins out of control; and Mary Jane helps Niecy land her first job.
When SNC decides to keep Marisol in the Primetime seat, Mary Jane's tenacity will lead her to explore unconventional methods.... As Niecy's rift with Patrick continues, she'll reach out to her mother.....
Mark contemplates his future at the network; and a sexual encounter scares Mary Jane.
Mary Jane's birthday takes a backseat to family drama.
Mary Jane hears harsh opinions about her show while sitting in on a journalism lecture. In other events, Patrick's life seems to be on track until he's surprised with a family intervention.
Mary Jane prepares for her return to "TalkBack"; and begins a "life cleanse" in an effort to resurrect her finances and reclaim her voice as a journalist.
In the Season 3 finale, Mary Jane agrees to go out with GG; and finds herself a topic on "The Real" in a segment on interracial dating. In other events, David's mom talks with Mary Jane; Kara has trouble at work; and Niecy has a run-in with the police.