You don’t have to imagine the future of Imaginary Mary any longer. ABC has cancelled the freshman TV series so there won’t be a second season.
The sitcom centers on fiercely independent single career woman named Alice (Jenna Elfman), who falls head over heels for Ben (Stephen Schneider), a divorced father of three. Meeting Ben’s kids is so stressful that the very idea triggers the reappearance of her imaginary childhood friend, Mary (voiced by Rachel Dratch). The cast also includes Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, and Erica Tremblay.
There were early signs of trouble for Imaginary Mary. Before the show even premiered, ABC cut its season one episode order down from 13 to nine. Then, the series debuted in March to a mediocre rating of 1.37 in the 18-49 demo and 5.39 million viewers. Since then, the ratings have slipped much further. Currently, season one is averaging a 0.92 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.34 million viewers
What do you think? Have you seen Imaginary Mary? Do you think ABC should’ve given the series more time and a second chance?