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      Season 1 – American Housewife

      2016 Comedy List
      58% 38 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 100+ Ratings Audience Score The wealthy town of Westport, Conn., is full of cookie-cutter mommies and their seemingly perfect offspring, but the members of the Otto family can't be counted among them. Confident housewife Katie Otto shares a home with her husband, Jeff, and their three children Taylor, Harrison and Anna-Kat, and while she loves them all dearly, she recognizes they probably aren't going to land themselves in a magazine spread anytime soon. The matriarch knows her family is beautifully flawed, and she's far from sorry. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Oct 26 Buy Now

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      American Housewife — Season 1

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      American Housewife is boosted by a strong and enjoyable lead performance by Katy Mixon, yet her performance alone strains to sustain an excessively quirky show that relies too heavily on stereotypes.

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      Episode 1 Aired Oct 11, 2016 Pilot Katie tries to help Anna-Kat fit in at school; Taylor and Oliver get caught up in the luxe Westport lifestyle; Katie's neighbor decides to move. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 18, 2016 The Nap Katie is exhausted after the kids keep her up all night, and Greg catches the flu; Katie has a confrontation with the school crossing guard. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 25, 2016 Westport Zombies Katie reluctantly joins Westport's Halloween zombie run; Anna-Kat and Greg get too enthusiastic about being zombies. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 1, 2016 Art Show When Anna-Kat draws an unflattering portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie plans to retrieve it before anyone can see it; Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 15, 2016 The Snub In an effort to get Anna-Kat invited to a popular girl's birthday party, Katie dresses up like other Westport moms and spends time at the yoga studio. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 22, 2016 The Blow-Up Katie gets help from an unexpected source when Viv helps ease tension between her and her visiting mother. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 29, 2016 Power Couple When Katie and Greg learn Anna-Kat's special needs teacher was cut from the school budget, they throw themselves into PTA politics. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 6, 2016 Westport Cotillion Oliver secretly takes dancing and manners lessons in hopes of getting a girl he likes to accompany him to the Westport Cotillion. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 13, 2016 Krampus Katie Viv gets a reluctant Katie to help out with the school Christmas pageant; Greg takes Taylor and Oliver to a nursing home to cheer up the residents. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 3, 2017 The Playdate When Anna-Kat steals something from a classmate's house while over on a playdate, Katie and Greg disagree on how to handle the situation. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 10, 2017 The Snowstorm The Ottos struggle with being stuck at home without power during a snowstorm; Katie is bitter that she can't go with the girls for the weekend. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 17, 2017 Surprise When Oliver reveals that he's so embarrassed by his parent's modest house that he'd rather not have a birthday party at all, Katie decides to teach him a lesson by throwing him a surprise party at home with all of his wealthy friends. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 7, 2017 Then and Now The Ottos' house is put up for sale, but Katie is the only one happy with the prospect of leaving Westport. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 14, 2017 Time for Love Greg's over-the-top romantic gestures override Katie's yearning for a low-key Valentine's Day; Oliver has an expensive gift for his crush; Taylor tries to outwit her parents so she can go to a party. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 21, 2017 The Man Date Greg befriends fellow history buff Stan, but Katie is less than pleased, especially considering he is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 7, 2017 Bag Lady Katie decides to let everyone fend for themselves and is a bit surprised when they don't seem to need her; Katie fights back against defective trash bags. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 14, 2017 Other People's Marriages After Katie encourages Viv to stand up to her husband, she ends up leaving him and moving in with the Ottos. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 4, 2017 The Otto Motto Greg blames Katie for setting a bad example when Taylor quits her school activities. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 11, 2017 The Polo Match When Doris insists that Katie attend the charity polo match she's organizing, Katie invites her best friend from college. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 18, 2017 The Walk Anna-Kat tells her parents that all she wants for her birthday is to be able to walk to the library alone; Greg struggles to adjust to the fact that Taylor has a boyfriend. Details Episode 21 Aired May 2, 2017 The Club Katie must overcome her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public to help Anna-Kat get over her own fear of water; Oliver gives Greg a makeover. Details Episode 22 Aired May 9, 2017 Dude, Where's My Napkin? Angela is furious when Katie and Greg enjoy a night out with her ex, Celeste, after Celeste helps Greg land a book deal. Details Episode 23 Aired May 16, 2017 Can't Hide It Anymore Katie's scheme to get out of mandatory volunteer hours and the kids' school by pretending to be pregnant gets out of hand when the other moms plan a baby shower for her. Details

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      Ellen Gray Philadelphia Inquirer The writing in the two episodes I've seen is funnier and more pointed than the show's premise. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Hank Stuever Washington Post The show benefits from the current cultural backlash against flawless families and Pinterest perfection. Rated: B Jan 25, 2019 Full Review Amber Dowling TheWrap The subject matter is in good hands with Mixon in the lead, a casting choice that should leave "bad moms" everywhere celebrating. Or at the very least ditching those godawful green smoothies. Jun 13, 2018 Full Review Rob Lowman Los Angeles Daily News Once called "The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport," the series hits the usual notes but doesn't sing. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Kevin Fallon The Daily Beast Katy Mixon is a star. It's honestly her intense likability that makes this show so watchable. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Ken Tucker Yahoo! TV I'm pretty sure having Mixon's Katie Otto make disparaging remarks about "skinny mommies in tight white jeans" isn't the best delivery-system for a celebration of all things good about Katy Mixon. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      karlosest Amazing comedy to watch Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Green C One of the best written comedies I've seen. Rapid-fire dialogue....so gotta keep up! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Maria P I love this show! I have watched season one so many times. Still makes me laugh. Such a great writing and acting. Katy acting is amazing! I need more! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/28/22 Full Review Audience Member El tema central de la serie no es su fuerte, pero es divertido centrarse en las subtramas, y aunque la mayoría de lo personajes secundarios no son explotados. La familia Otto, más específicamente los hijos, son un ancla para no querer dejar de ver el programa. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I hate this show. The MOM character is the worst, the rest of the characters are ok. She reflects the worst in humanity, she is not funny, not charismatic or not even a good mother. Why do they keep on torturing us with her face? Please disappear her like in Rossane and keep the rest of the show. I think Diedrich Bader, the husband could be funnier, he is a good actor in a poor character. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Love this show! The actors work so good together Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      John Fortenberry, Declan Lowney, Melissa Kosar, Chris Koch, Ryan Case
      Executive Producer
      Aaron Kaplan, Sarah Dunn, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz, Ruben Fleischer
      Screenwriter
      Sarah Dunn, Donald Diego, Vanessa McCarthy, Julie Bean, Rick Wiener, Brian Donovan, Stephanie Birkitt, Sam Sklaver, Kenny Schwartz, Ed Herro
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-14 (D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 11, 2016