TV Heat: Showtime Celebrates Teddy Pendergrass; BET’s Being Mary Jane Movie

In celebration of Black History Month, Showtime will air a documentary on legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass. It’s titled, Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me. Teddy was the first male African-American artist to release five consecutive platinum albums. Of course the doc will follow his comeback after a near-fatal 1982 car accident at age 31 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Pendergrass died in 2010 of respiratory failure at the age 59. Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me premieres tomorrow night at 8 on Showtime.

In other TV news, I am so here for this! After BET announced in 2017 that they were ending Gabrielle Union’s hit series Being Mary Jane with a two-hour movie finale, the network has finally dropped the teaser! From the looks of it, Mary Jane Paul looks like she’s finally a bride. While she stares at herself all wedded out, Mary Jane hears voices in her head from past relationships. The film will star Morris Chestnut, Lisa Vidal, Richard Roundtree, Richard Brooks, BJ Britt, and Raven Goodwin. Being Mary Jane premieres April 16.

On WWHL with Andy Cohen back in 2017, Gabby revealed that the movie would focus on what happens between Mary Jane and Michael Ealy’s character, Justin. Here’s a flashback.


I was a true fan of this show out the gate! Especially season one?! Girl! Can’t wait to see how it ends.