Gary Unmarried: Season 1 (2008 - 2009)


Season 1
Gary Unmarried

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 13

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Sep 24, 2008
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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.

Critic Reviews for Gary Unmarried Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (11)

[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.

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…

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

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…

So it doesn't seem fair to review Gary Unmarried at all: as a social statement, it was already cancelled a long time ago.

Sep 24, 2008 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

The premiere episode is pretty lackluster overall, with obvious punchlines and predictable characterizations.

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Women are shrill killjoys out to destroy fun. That's the concept that animates the formulaic new CBS comedy "Gary Unmarried."

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Stealing scenes on this show is petty theft indeed.

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Boiled down to a personal ad, "Gary Unmarried" would read as follows: "Divorced white male seeks audience. Has two kids, quarrelsome ex-wife, and one-night stand/possible g.f. Those looking for anything fresh, new or consistently amusing need not apply."

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Writer Ed Yeager has focused too much on "defining quirks" and not enough on "reason to watch."

Sep 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Gary Unmarried is mostly unoffensive and unremarkable, a purely middle-of-the-road comedy that gets off a few bracing quips while trodding overly familiar territory.

Sep 24, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A lot of the show just doesn't work no matter how hard Mohr works it.

Sep 24, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gary Unmarried: Season 1

  • Jan 30, 2014
    Good show, got cancelled though

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