With creator and showrunner Mara Brock Akil leaving BET to head over to Warner Brothers in May, I’ll admit that I had a bit of anxiety that they weren’t going to renew it. They would’ve been crazy not to since it’s their highest-rated scripted show, but none of the decisions these networks make completely surprises me nowadays.
Now that we’ve gotten another season, the only thing still left to worry about is whether the show can survive Mara’s departure. If they stick to what has worked over the past three seasons—great drama, storylines that continue to touch on current events, and amazing guest stars—they should be fine. I’m sure any new showrunner is going to want to put his or her own stamp on the show, but I really hope that they won’t try to fix what isn’t broken.
I don’t want next season to be it’s last.