*Raney Branch (“Bones,” “The Originals”) is set to guest star opposite Gabrielle Union on BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” reports Deadline.
The actress will play up-and-coming force of nature Aaliyah Luckett in a multi-episode arc. Aaliyah is a junior PR associate with the network’s brand strategy firm, and she’s been tasked with improving Mary Jane’s Q-rating. Convinced that Mary Jane is a little too cool and unapproachable, Aaliyah sees it as her job to present Mary Jane to the viewing public as someone they’d want to watch reality shows like “Real Housewives” with.
Smart, perceptive, and hip to a fault, she wants to boost Mary Jane’s likeability factor — and if that means helping Mary Jane get a date, so be it.
In addition to “Bones” and “The Originals,” Branch’s TV credits include a lead role in TV One’s “Ringside,” “Grandfathered,” “Casual,” “New Girl” and “Chasing Life.”