At 45, Jenna Elfman is a little old to still be playing the insecure ingenue, trying not to ruin her relationship with a divorcee with three kids. But she still has a few comic chops in “Imaginary Mary” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), a new series in which she’s aided by her imaginary friend from childhood — a furry little thing only she can see, and who is voiced by Rachel Dratch. It’s one of those odd shows where the animated aspect (and kids) make it seem like it’s a family comedy for children, although it ultimately is not.
ABC is casting its comedy lot with these weird animated hybrids, but the better of them, “Downward Dog,” is yet to come this spring.
The new series “Harlots” (Hulu, streaming) concentrates on the rivalry of brothels in 18th century London — one run by a madam portrayed by Samantha Morton, the other played by Lesley Manville. Unlike other Hulu offerings, all eight episodes are available at once.
Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone are behind the new comedy series “Nobodies” (TV Land, 10 p.m.), about a trio of friends and improv actors and comedy writers struggling to get bigger jobs. It stars Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras and is filled with guest stars, starting with Maya Rudolph and Jason Bateman.
It’s accompanied by a second season of “Lopez” (TV Land, 10:30 p.m.), which is already lasting longer than George Lopez’ last sitcom.