The BEST Episodes of Gary Unmarried

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2020

Network: CBS

Gary Unmarried follows the life of a middle-class single dad as he tries to navigate his way through life with his kids, ex-wife, and a new-found romance.

Gary and Allison's Restaurant

#1 - Gary and Allison's Restaurant

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2008

Gary ends up in Vanessa's doghouse after finally taking her on a real date, but brings her to a restaurant that he used to frequent with Allison.

star 8.41
177 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Bill Daly
Gary and Allison Brooks

#2 - Gary and Allison Brooks

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2008

Gary pretends he is still married while attending the vow-renewal of a friend, as a favor to Allison. But the plan backfires when Gary finds himself attracted to one of the guests.

star 8.35
205 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ed Brown, Scott Parkin
Gary and the Trophy

#3 - Gary and the Trophy

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 8, 2009

After a bowling teammate quits before the championships, Gary rushes to find a replacement.

star 8.26
206 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Rob Des Hotel
Gary Uses His Veto

#4 - Gary Uses His Veto

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 2009

When Gary vetoes Louise from taking Chinese, Allison uses her veto to put a stop to Louise taking golf lessons.

star 8.25
178 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter
Gary and His Half Brother

#5 - Gary and His Half Brother

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 6, 2009

Gary's half-brother has returned from the war and needs a place to stay. The full house finds Gary spinning out of control as he finds himself playing parent to both his children and a sibling.

star 8.14
148 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ed Brown, Scott Parkin
Gary Fixes Allison's Garbage Disposal

#6 - Gary Fixes Allison's Garbage Disposal

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 20, 2009

Gary sets out to repair Allison's garbage disposal but find themselves inside her bedroom fixing their lust for sex.

star 8.01
206 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ed Yeager, Ric Swartzlander
Gary on the Air

#7 - Gary on the Air

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2009

When the radio station's normal sports announcer gets arrested, Sasha agrees to let Gary take over, giving Gary his first big break. Meanwhile, it's her school's volunteer week, and Louise participates by making a video consisting of well-wishes for Uncle Mitch and the rest of his team in the Marine Corp.

star 8.00
180 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Rob Des Hotel
Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel

#8 - Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2009

Gary is determined to prove that he can handle a one-night stand without getting attached.

star 7.99
263 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Wil Calhoun
Gary and Allison's Friend

#9 - Gary and Allison's Friend

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2009

After her new "friend" Sophia prefers Gary's company over hers, Allison feels jilted.

star 7.79
264 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Julie Bean
Gary Gets His Stuff Back

#10 - Gary Gets His Stuff Back

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2008

Gary makes a threat to show Allison's racy photographs he received from her on their first anniversary to everyone, when she refuses to give back his pool table he bought for her as a gift.

star 7.73
294 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Matt Goldman
Gary Hooks Up Allison

#11 - Gary Hooks Up Allison

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2009

When Allison breaks up with Krandall, she begins showing up at Gary's house, forcing Gary to find her someone new.

star 7.71
178 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ira Ungerleider
Gary Lowers the Bar

#12 - Gary Lowers the Bar

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2010

After Sasha gives Gary an awesome Valentine's Day gift, he tries to outdo her by giving her the perfect gift. Meanwhile, Allison tries to bond with Tom and Louise.

star 7.70
319 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jill Cargerman
Gary Dates Louise's Teacher

#13 - Gary Dates Louise's Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2009

To prove that men are not only interested in only beautiful women, Gary dates Louise's favorite, but plain school teacher.

star 7.69
207 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Barry Langer
Gary Gives Thanks

#14 - Gary Gives Thanks

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2008

It is the first Thanksgiving as a divorced couple, and Gary finds himself competing for dinner guests with Allison.

star 7.66
181 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Mark Gross
Gary Has a Dream

#15 - Gary Has a Dream

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2009

When Tom is unaffected by low scores on a career aptitude test, Allison decides that Gary needs to set a better example for their son. Gary calls an old buddy who works at a radio station, and ends up getting offered a job an offer that Gary misinterprets.

star 7.64
241 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Mark Gross
Gary Is A Boat Guy

#16 - Gary Is A Boat Guy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2009

Gary buys a boat to help Tom impress a girl, but his scheme does not go as planned; Gary must turn to Allison's boyfriend for help.

star 7.62
235 votes
Gary Meets the Gang

#17 - Gary Meets the Gang

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2008

Gary and Allison have hit that point where their relationship moves ahead, by meet each others friends. But neither felt like they had made a great impression.

star 7.58
205 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Susan McMartin
Gary Unmarried?

#18 - Gary Unmarried?

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 17, 2010

Gary discovers that he and Allison's divorce papers were never filed, and he uses this information as a way to reclaim some of the things Allison kept. Allison's sister Rachael gives Mitch a makeover while she is in town visiting.

star 7.50
238 votes
Gary's Demo

#19 - Gary's Demo

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2009

Desperate to get the job as a radio sportscaster, Gary attempts to convice Sasha into listening to his demo tape, while Louise comes up with a way to protect Tom from the school bully.

star 7.49
181 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Wil Calhoun
Gary Marries Off His Ex

#20 - Gary Marries Off His Ex

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2008

Gary realizes that if he can stop paying spousal support, he can buy Tom lots of toys. He sets about trying to encourage Dr. Krandall to set a date.

star 7.48
295 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Janae Bakken
Gary's Ex-Brother-in-Law

#21 - Gary's Ex-Brother-in-Law

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2009

Gary reluctantly takes financial advice from Allison's brother, after receiving an notice from the IRS about an audit.

star 7.46
179 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Mark Jordan Legan, Terry Mulroy
Gary Has to Choose

#22 - Gary Has to Choose

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 20, 2010

Because his relationship with Sasha has gone to the next level, Gary must now decide if he should put his career on the line to date his boss or if it's not worth it. Meanwhile, Allison tries to teach Tom a lesson in responsibility.

star 7.43
151 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Sally Bradford
Gary Tries to Do It All

#23 - Gary Tries to Do It All

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2009

Trying to juggle two kids and two careers, Gary overextends himself.

star 7.42
264 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Bill Daly
Gary's Big Mouth

#24 - Gary's Big Mouth

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 3, 2010

Gary turns to wrestling in order to settle a fued between him and the wrestling coach, after he fails to help Tom make the team.

star 7.41
234 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Bill Daly
Gary Breaks Up His Ex-Wife and Girlfriend

#25 - Gary Breaks Up His Ex-Wife and Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2008

Gary is afraid that Vanessa and Allison's blooming friendship will mean doom for his relationship with Vanessa once Allison sets up a gloomy impression of him. Gary wishes all the former women in his life will make friendships elsewhere.

star 7.39
266 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ira Ungerleider