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ABC Cuts ‘Imaginary Mary’ Order by 4 Episodes

Jenna Elfman stars in comedy set for midseason debut

ABC has trimmed the episode order for “Imaginary Mary” from 13 episodes down to nine.

The live-action/CGI hybrid comedy, which does not currently have a scheduled premiere date, will require extra time for the animation, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

As a result, the comedy from “The Goldbergs” creator Adam F. Goldberg, becomes the first series of the 2016-17 season to see its episode order reduced.

“Imaginary Mary” stars Jenna Elfman as Alice, a thirty-something bachelorette whose life is turned upside-down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father of three, played by Stephen Schneider (“You’re the Worst”). This triggers even more upheaval when her slightly unhinged imaginary friend Mary, voiced by Rachel Dratch, whom she created as an only child, suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.

Goldberg created the series, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, along with David Guaracio, and serves as executive producer with Patrick Osborne and Doug Robinson of Happy Madison.