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Hilary Winston
Occupation: Producer, writer, author
Also known for: "My Name Is Earl", "Happy Endings"
Work on Community
Title: Unknown
Writing debut: "Spanish 101"
Active on Community: 2009-2010

I interned at the While House (sic) from October of 1994 to January of 1996. He didn’t even look at me twice. All I got was a lousy tote bag and box of M&Ms with the Presidential seal on them. When the Lewinsky scandal broke, I’m not going to lie, my feelings were a little hurt.
Hilary Winston

Hilary Winston is an American comedy writer, producer, and author who served as a Co-Executive Producer on "Community". She got her first big break on the NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl" working on that show for its entire four year run. In May 2012, Sterling Publishing released a book she wrote entitled "My Boyfriend Wrote A Book About Me". The book has already been optioned for a movie with "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels set to produce it. She recently signed a new deal with Sony Pictures Television for another two years with the company. Besides her work on "Community", she also is an Executive Producer on the ABC's sitcom "Happy Endings". Winston wrote and shot a pilot for a new show called "Happy Valley" for NBC starring Mena Suvari and Kyle Howard, but it was not picked for the 2012-2013 season. In 2013 she became Showrunner and Executive producer of the CBS sitcom "Bad Teacher" based on the 2011 film of the same name until its cancellation in 2014.


Television work[]

Show Title Years worked
"My Name is Earl" Writer, Executive producer 2008 - 2009
Community Writer, Executive producer 2009 - 2011
"Happy Endings" Writer, Executive Producer, Consulting producer 2011 - 2012 , 2013
"Happy Valley" Creator, Executive producer 2012 Pilot (Not picked up)
"Bad Teacher" Executive producer, Showrunner, writer 2013 - 2014
"Marry Me" Consulting producer 2014 - 2015
"Dr. Ken" Consulting producer 2015 - 2017

Community episodes written[]

Episode Season Airdate
"Football, Feminism and You" Season One October 22, 2009
"Beginner Pottery" Season One March 28, 2010
"Pascal's Triangle Revisited" Season One May 20, 2010
"The Psychology of Letting Go" Season Two October 7, 2010
"Celebrity Pharmacology 212" Season Two January 27, 2011
"For A Few Paintballs More" Season Two May 12, 2011


Hilary Winston appears as an extra in a number of the episodes she's written. For examples, see Football, Feminism and You, Pascal's Triangle Revisited and The Psychology of Letting Go.


  1. Hilary Winston signs new deal with Sony
  2. Hilary Winston website
  3. Revenge is Sweet: Meet Writer-Producer Hilary Winston
  4. Deadline-Hilary Winston signs two year deal with Sony