Gary Unmarried: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Gary Unmarried: Season 1 (2008-2009)




Critic Consensus: A lackluster, clichéd sitcom, Gary Unmarried features overly quirky characters in tired, less-than-amusing situations.


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Gary Brooks (Jay Mohr), a recently divorced man, adjusts to being single again after 15 years of marriage in this sitcom. In the first season, Gary discovers that simple things like dating have become a bit more challenging, and juggling his ex-wife (Paula Marshall) and kids (Ryan Malgarini and Kathryn Newton) doesn't help.


Jay Mohr
as Gary Brooks
Paula Marshall
as Allison Brooks
Kathryn Newton
as Louise Brooks
Ryan Malgarini
as Tom Brooks
Ashley Farley
as Danielle
Laura Marano
as Louise Brooks
Martin Mull
as Charlie
Bunny Levine
as Kindly Older Woman
Ian Gomez
as Paulie
Jay Brian Winnick
as Darnell Binks
Karen Weza
as Waitress
David Denman
as Mitch/Ronnie
Phil Suriano
as Mr. Piscazzi
Bre Blair
as Stephanie
Susan Leslie
as Miss Peters
Cerina Vincent
as Miss St. James
François Chau
as Bobby Kim
Allan Murray
as P.A. Announcer
Eric Tiede
as Dunker
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Critic Reviews for Gary Unmarried: Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (12)

Not good. This rare family comedy ranges from sweet humor to jarring innuendo to jaw-dropping shock. Mohr is too frantic, and Marshall is too harsh.

October 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Gary" is a throwback to a time when laugh tracks were provided by evidently demented studio audiences; when sitcoms had a beat, pace and predictability so primitive that they engaged only the reptilian part of our brains.

October 7, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Paula Marshall] gestures so madly with her hands, as if somehow motion equals funny, as if she could magically make the new CBS sitcom take flight.

September 24, 2008 | Full Review…

The domestic family jokes flow easily on "Gary Unmarried."

September 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Despite these iffy characterizations and sometimes-biting quips between the exes -- plus some innuendo, drinking, and marital tension -- the show offers an optimistic, heartfelt view of one man's life and relationships.

October 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Gary" would seem to be offering equal time to guys on the tricky subject of post-divorce relationships. But the writing's not there, and neither is anyone who can play at the level of "Christine's" Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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