imaginary mary

ABC continues to pick up new series for the 2016-2017 season, this time giving series orders to drama NOTORIOUS and comedy IMAGINARY MARY.

NOTORIOUS centers around Julia George, the Executive Producer of Louise Herrick Live, the nation’s number one news program hosted by Louise Herrick, “a consummate professional when she’s on air and a party girl in her off hours. As the nation’s top news producer, Julia decides what our country cares about. She creates heroes and monsters, victims and villains.  With the help of her associate producer, Megan Byrd, Julia tells the world when to pay attention and what really matters. Recently, against her wishes, Julia’s been assigned a new PA, Ryan Mills, the son of the network president. Ryan is as ambitious as his father and in a hurry to step out of his shadow. He’ll do anything to prove his worth to Julia.  Jake Gregorian is the nation’s top defense attorney. Handsome and charismatic, he boasts a roaster of celebrity clients and will win at any cost. He often overshadows his brother, Bradley, an equal partner at Gregorian & Gregorian, the firm created by their father. Jake and Bradley recently hired a new associate Ella Benjamin, a protégé of Jake. Ella appears naive but that’s a façade. Her father was arrested for a series of post office bombings, and she became a lawyer to help get her father out of prison and off death row.”

NOTORIOUS stars Piper Perabo. Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards, and Aimee Teegarden.

Meanwhile, comedy IMAGINARY MARY stars Jenna Elfman as Mary, who grew up in a broken home with no siblings. “Five-year-old Alice was on her own until the day she dreamed up her very own imaginary friend, Mary, a snuggly, fiercely loyal, foul-mouthed creature who would give Alice the love and support she needed. With Mary’s help, shy little Alice grew into a kickass woman who rocks a karaoke mic, runs her own PR firm repping famous athletes and avoids relationships and commitments at all costs.  No family life, pudgy husband or mom jeans for Alice, thank you very much.  At least that was the plan Mary and Alice had agreed on many years ago, which is why Mary “disappeared” from Alice’s life.  But like any imaginary friend, Mary has been lurking in the back of Alice’s mind.  And Mary has decided it’s time to come back, because suddenly… the plan is blowing up.” Stephen Schneider, Rachel Dratch, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener and Erica Tremblay co-star.

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