Jenna Elfman as Alice
Jenna Elfman returns to television this season with Imaginary Mary, in which she plays Alice, who talks to her animated imaginary friend named Mary. The series, which was co-created by The Goldberg's Adam F. Goldberg, debuts on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET before moving to its regular Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. ET time slot on April 4.
In the show, Elfman stars as Alice, who falls in love with Ben, a single father played by Stephen Schneider. When she finally agrees to meet his three children, her childhood imaginary friend Mary (voiced by Saturday Night Live's Rachel Dratch) suddenly reappears. At times, Mary can be helpful, but she's also very annoying. Also, it looks weird seeing a grown adult talking to an imaginary creature.
For Elfman, Imaginary Mary is the fifth show she's been the leading star of since Dharma & Greg ended in 2002. All of those previous shows - Courting Alex, Accidentally on Purpose, 1600 Penn and Growing Up Fisher - failed to last beyond a single season. It looks like ABC doesn't anticipate a long future for Imaginary Mary either, since it announced in September that the show's first season will only have nine episodes. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that this was due to the longer-than-anticipated production time it takes to animate Mary.
Click through to meet the rest of the cast for Imaginary Mary. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)