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Maggie Winters
Created byKari Lizer
ComposerW.G. Snuffy Walden
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18 (2 unaired)
Executive producers
  • Bob Greenblatt
  • David Janollari
  • Kari Lizer
ProducerSuzy Friendly
CinematographySteven V. Silver
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Distributor20th Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 30, 1998 (1998-09-30) –
February 3, 1999 (1999-02-03)

Maggie Winters is an American sitcom television series created by Kari Lizer starring Faith Ford as the title character. The series aired on CBS from September 30, 1998 to February 3, 1999.


Recently divorced from her dentist husband, Maggie Winters moved in with her mother Estelle in her home town of Shelbyville, Indiana and got a job at Hanley's, a local department store.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Notable Guest stars

Series Overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
118September 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)February 3, 1999 (1999-02-03)


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Total Eclipse"Michael LessacKari LizerSeptember 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)
Maggie leaves her cheating husband and returns to her home town of Shelbyville, Indiana to move back in with her mother.
2"Maggie's Master Plan"Michael LessacKari LizerOctober 7, 1998 (1998-10-07)
Maggie works toward the plan written down in her diary long ago to get a fabulous job in fashion, movie out of her mom's house, and live happily ever after with Bobby. Unfortunately, once again thing's don't go quite as planned.
3"Likeable Maggie"Michael LessacLeslie CavenyOctober 14, 1998 (1998-10-14)
Maggie meets the owner of Sonny's, the restaurant where she and the gang hang out, and doesn't like him much until she finds out that everyone loves him. Then she sets out to make him like her like her does everyone else.
4"Mama's Got a Brand New Bag"Michael LessacEve Ahlert & Dennis DrakeOctober 21, 1998 (1998-10-21)
Saturday night and mom's got a date and Maggie doesn't. Later she finds out that her mom also has a sex life and must come to terms with that knowledge. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to avoid having sex and a guy she really likes.
5"Suburban Myth"Michael LessacJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanOctober 28, 1998 (1998-10-28)
Maggie babysits Robin and Jeff's children.
6"Singles Night"Michael LessacSusannah HardawayNovember 4, 1998 (1998-11-04)
Maggie is introduced to the concept of single's night at the grocery store, you get a 10% discount and maybe a date. Of course, she still has to confront the task of signing her divorce papers.
7"Friend or Faux"Michael LessacMark AmatoNovember 11, 1998 (1998-11-11)
Maggie and Robin attempt to avert Lisa's attention from dating her new over-educated-flame, but in the process Lisa and Maggie unfriend one another. Meanwhile, Estelle analyses one of Tom's dreams after taking a dream analysis course, but he doesn't like the outcome.
8"And Those Who Can't"Michael LessacEve Ahlert & Dennis DrakeNovember 18, 1998 (1998-11-18)
Maggie runs into the high school teacher that she, Lisa and Robin had a crush on, and this leads to a date.
9"Angstgiving Day"Michael LessacLeslie CavenyNovember 25, 1998 (1998-11-25)
Maggie's attempts at having her parents under the same roof to celebrate Thanksgiving go awry.
10"Dinner at Rachel's"Michael LessacBill CanterburyDecember 9, 1998 (1998-12-09)
Maggie receives the employee of the month award; she also endures a bizarre dinner at Rachel's with her and her family. Meanwhile, Robin, Lisa, Jeff and Tom are left to be entertained by Estelle so the gang plays a game.
11"When Sonny Gets Blue"Michael LessacLawrence BrochDecember 16, 1998 (1998-12-16)
Maggie's sex life has slowed down, but opportunity presents for itself for closure and (you know) after she agrees to accompany Sonny to a wedding - his ex-girlfiends.
12"You'll Never Walk Alone in This Town Again"Lee ShallattKari LizerJanuary 4, 1999 (1999-01-04)
After trying to assist Tom with his landlord problem instead of helping, Maggie efforts gets him evicted. Meanwhile, Lisa finds herself attracted to Tom's different look 'unkempt'.
13"Working Robin"Lee Shallat-ChemelBill CanterburyJanuary 6, 1999 (1999-01-06)
Maggie is promoted at work and the perk includes hiring an assistant so she hires Robin, but quickly regrets this decision after learning how difficult it is working with her.
14"Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut"Lee Shallat-ChemelSusannah HardawayJanuary 20, 1999 (1999-01-20)
After falling victim to home invasion upon learning her home was robbed, Maggie joins the neighborhood watch program.
15"Suffering Estelle"Lee Shallat-ChemelBill CanterburyJanuary 27, 1999 (1999-01-27)
Upon injuring her back Estelle takes advantage of Maggie's kindness by having her wait on her hand-and-foot.
16"Girls Night Out"Lee Shallat-ChemelLeslie CavenyFebruary 3, 1999 (1999-02-03)
Girls night out doesn't go as planned: Maggie spends it reconciling her feelings for Jack; her mother winds up spending the evening with Tom after Estelle suggested he have a guys night.
17"Spare Me"Lee Shallat-ChemelJeanette Collins & Mimi FriedmanUnaired
A friendly game of bowling goes wrong after Maggie returns to her old competitive ways, and Robin's confidence leads to gloating.
18"Three for the Seesaw"Lee Shallat-ChemelEve Ahlert & Dennis DrakeUnaired
Feeling like her space has been invaded, Maggie schemes in order to get Tom to move out of the garage by fixing him up with Rachel.