Maggie Bandur

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Maggie Bandur
Born (1974-02-08) February 8, 1974 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Television producer and writer
Years active 2000-present

Maggie Bandur is an American television writer and TV series producer.[1]

Student years[edit]

In 1992, as a student at El Camino Real High School in Los Angeles, Bandur took part in the United States Academic Decathlon.[2][3] El Camino Real's team finished fourth.[4]

Maggie was a contestant in the 1994 Jeopardy! College Championship, representing Northwestern University and later was part of the questions in the game.[5]


Maggie Bandur is known for her experience in comedy writing.[6] After her first work with Malcolm in the Middle she has written series for Fox, ABC, CBS, the CW and BBC3.[7] With decline of the demand on sitcoms she took various "branching out" jobs, including 6 months in England working on an episode of Clone.[8] Upon return from England she wrote for My Boys and short comedy plays (Tea & Sorcery, More White Meat).[7] She currently works on NBC's Community.



  1. ^ Maggie Bandur on IMDb
  2. ^ Chu, Henry (April 8, 1992). "Scholars Carry State's Hopes – Education: El Camino Real students, rated among the top contenders, will vie against 48 other championship teams in the U. S. Academic Decathlon". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  3. ^ Hayasaki, Erika (March 12, 2001). "Decathlon's Benefits Not Just Academic; Lessons: Past members of successful El Camino Real High team say experience prepared them for later challenges.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Academic Decathletes Return". Daily News of Los Angeles. April 15, 1992. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  5. ^ Show #3801 - Monday, February 26, 2001, Jeopardy! archives
  6. ^ Gag Girl Anniversary Marks Growth of Funny Women[permanent dead link], New York Resident, March 2008
  7. ^ a b Bio panels Archived June 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. of the Summer Shorts Festival, City Theatre
  8. ^ "Two and a Half Sitcom Writers Left in Hollywood" Archived October 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., The New York Observer, September 16, 2008
  9. ^ TV Year, Volume 1: The Prime Time 2005-2006 Season By John Kenneth Muir, 2007, ISBN 1-55783-684-1 p. 86
  10. ^ "A Slacker Comedy Works Hard to Sell Itself", The New York Times
  11. ^ S1/#5 Malcolm Babysits, S1/#11 "Funeral", S1/#16 "Water Park", S2/#9 "High School Play", S2/#13 "New Neighbors", S2/#17 "Surgery", S3/#7 "Christmas", S3/#13 "Cynthia's Back", S4/#5 "Forwards Backwards", S4/#15 "Garage Sale", S4/#17 "Clip Show II", S5/#6 "Malcolm's Job", S5/#18 "Dewey's Special Class"
  12. ^ Richmond, Ray (February 18, 2004). "It's our life". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-11-11. [dead link]
  13. ^ Clone, cast and crew, a BBC website