Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., ABC


Alice (Jenna Elfman) has met the man of her dreams in Ben (Stephen Schneider), who is a divorced father of three children, but when its time to meet the kids, her imaginary friend Mary (voiced by Rachel Dratch) reappears, voicing all her fears and doubts

What The Critics Say (Metascore 40)

  • It seems like a harmless little diversion at this point, with Elfman and Dratch playing well off one another in a fantasy that may have enough winning moments to survive its tough-to-pull-off premise. — Ed Bark, Uncle Barky
  • The real problem is that even if you buy into the show’s concept, it’s just not very funny or interesting. The only thing imaginary about Mary may well be the notion that it has a future. — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
  • It’s haphazardness that most radiates from the sitcom. Imaginary Mary feels a little hasty and half-baked, with a few ideas that point to interesting concepts without the full force of consideration behind any of them. — Sonia Saraiya, Variety