GABRIELLE UNION AS MARY JANE PAUL
Mary Jane Paul is the definition of smart and fierce. Our favourite journalist has put the past behind her and is daring to move to New York and take on the anchor chair on Good Day USA. Starting over isn’t easy and Mary Jane struggles to climb the ladder while keeping her romantic and professional relationships intact.
MICHAEL EALY AS JUSTIN TALBOT
Justin is unapologetically ambitious, maddeningly charming and good-looking. He is the new producer of Good Day USA, and unfortunately for Mary Jane, he is also the man who previously got her fired from CNN. Upon arriving at Good Day USA , he remains a thorn in Mary Jane's side and she must learn to cleverly circumvent his power plays.
CHIKÉ OKONKWO AS LEE TRUITT
After hooking up with Mary Jane on the night of her self-imposed 'last bit of fun' before settling down with someone seriously, the confident British comedian persistently pursues MJ in order to prove he’s not just a fling
LISA VIDAL AS KARA LYNCH
Lisa is a smart and tough news producer and an outstanding businesswoman. She has two kids and an ex-husband who live in Atlanta while she goes after her dream of becoming the first woman to executive produce Good Day USA. When Season 4 opens, Kara is already working at Good Day USA and pulls her best friend Mary Jane in for a correspondent gig.
VALARIE PETTIFORD AS RONDA SALES
Ronda is an accomplished, seasoned journalist/co-anchor of national top-rated morning show and a refined woman of class who "has it all". She is Mary Jane's idol and the lead anchor at "Good Day USA," where Mary Jane now works.
BJ BRITT, JR. AS PAUL PATTERSON, JR.
Mary Jane’s youngest brother is full of ambition, but not so much patience. Since moving from Los Angeles to New York, PJ has become a star in New York’s luxury real estate scene. PJ’s dating life is also exploding with women young and old.
RAVEN GOODWIN AS NIECY PATTERSON
Niecy is Mary Jane’s niece and the oldest of Patrick’s kids. She is finally coming into her own despite having two kids by two different fathers. Following the police brutality incident, she’s come off a rough year and has pulled it together as best she can.
MARGARET AVERY AS HELEN PATTERSON
Despite her previous health struggles, Mary Jane’s mom remains a tough presence over the family, and has done her best to keep the family afloat following Niecy’s police brutality incident.
RICHARD ROUNDTREE AS PAUL PATTERSON, SR.
A calm force of reason in the family and Mary Jane’s life. Now retired, Paul spends most of his days caring for his wife and grandkids. He is also still searching for his niche after retiring from a successful career as an aviation exec.
RICHARD BROOKS AS PATRICK PATTERSON
Mary Jane’s big brother hasn’t been the best example for his younger siblings or a great hero in his own life. He’s now ended his addict days and rebuilt a blue-collar life. He’s also used Niecy’s incident to try to rebuild his rocky relationship with her.