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      Season 1 – Maggie Winters

      1998 Comedy List
      40% 10 Reviews Tomatometer Voted Most Likely to Succeed in high school, Maggie Winters thought she could do anything- until her marriage failed and career went nowhere. To regain her confidence, she decides to return to her hometown to get support from old friends. Read More Read Less
      Maggie Winters — Season 1

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      Despite her quirky personality and innate comedy chops, Faith Ford is incapable of making the incredibly dull Maggie Ford work.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 30, 1998 Total Eclipse After a failed marriage and inconsequential jobs, the girl "most likely to succeed" (Faith Ford) comes home. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 7, 1998 Maggie's Master Plan Maggie decides her high-school master plan is as good as any. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 14, 1998 Likable Maggie Maggie starts out on the wrong foot with Sonny, the most popular guy in town. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 21, 1998 Mama's Got a Brand New Bag Estelle has a date, and Maggie must deal with that the next morning. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 28, 1998 Suburban Myth Estelle's friends get after childless Maggie; Maggie babysits for Robin and Jeff. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 4, 1998 Singles Night After a wretched singles night, Maggie and Sonny practice with a fake date. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 11, 1998 Friend or Faux Lisa changes herself in order to continue dating her Harvard educated boyfriend. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 18, 1998 And Those Who Can't Maggie goes on a date with her old high school teacher; Only teacher to give Maggie a B. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 25, 1998 Angstgiving Day Maggie invites her estranged father (Edward Asner) for Thanksgiving. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 9, 1998 Dinner at Rachel's Maggie receives employee of the month; Maggie visits with Rachel's eccentric family. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 16, 1998 When Sonny Gets Blue Maggie poses as Sonny's fiancee at Sonny's ex girlfriend's wedding. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 4, 1999 You'll Never Walk Alone in This Town Again Tom gets evicted after Maggie confronts his uncooperative landlord. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 6, 1999 Working Robin Maggie gets a promotion and hires Robin to be her assistant at the department store. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 20, 1999 Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut Maggie and Estelle discover that they have been robbed; Maggie starts a neighborhood watch. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 27, 1999 Suffering Estelle Estelle throws her back out leaving her immobile; Maggie begins working from home. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 3, 1999 Girls Night Out Maggie's ex-husband (David James Elliott) still has feelings for her. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 10, 1999 Spare Me Maggie is trying to prove she is no longer super competitive; Throws a bowling match for Rachel. Details

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      Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune The show is hackneyed about Winters learning to live on her own, saying it with such obvious moments as having Ford deliver a resounding I-am-woman speech and then lead a dance to Walk Like an Egyptian. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Tom Shales Washington Post Maggie Winters will have you rooting for Faith Ford but not for Maggie Winters, the character she plays, and overplays, in this forced sitcom: Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles Times A decade as ditzy Corky on Murphy Brown showcased [Faith] Ford's flair for comedy. She's at her best in Maggie Winters when mellowing and not trying to top her material. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) [Faith] Ford is as appealing as ever, but there's not much of a show built around her. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review David Zurawik Baltimore Sun [Faith] Ford is a nice supporting player, but this leading role looks to be too much for her. Ford's two or three Corky moves start wearing thin by the first commercial break. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Alan Pergament Buffalo News A better idea for [Faith] Ford after Murphy Brown would have been to take a year off or attend her high school reunion. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Season Info

      Lee Shallat Chemel, Peter Bonerz, Michael Lessac
      Executive Producer
      Bob Greenblatt, David Janollari, Kari Lizer
      Kari Lizer, Eve Ahlert, Bill Canterbury, Dennis Drake, Jeannette Collins, Lawrence Broch, Mark Amato, Leslie Caveny, Susannah Hardaway, Mimi Friedman
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      Release Date
      Sep 30, 1998