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In this sitcom, an ordinary mom tries to lead her family through life in a wealthy Northeastern suburb. The fish-out-of-water tensions keep the laughs flowing. The series debuted on ABC in 2016. Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters and Ali Wong star.

Wednesday 9:30 PM et/pt on ABC
1 Season, 82 Episodes
October 11, 2016
Comedy
7.3/10
Cast: Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio
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American Housewife Full Episode Guide

  • Katie grows concerned when Anna-Kat is invited to join Westport's elite scout troop, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Taylor learns her Carnegie Mellon interview is scheduled with famous alumnus and Broadway star Brecken Phillips ; and, Oliver befriends the school recluse, Trevor.

  • When Anna-Kat begins exhibiting past OCD behaviors, Katie and Greg worry their busy schedules are disrupting the family. Meanwhile, Oliver fields a call at the Teen Help Line center that rattles him. And, Taylor and Trip attempt a trial run at being in a long-distance relationship.

  • Katie looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor, but a surprise visit from her mom, Kathryn, threatens her holiday cheer. Meanwhile, Greg is blindsided by Katie's good intentions; and to make matters worse, Oliver and Anna-Kat break a family heirloom.

  • In an effort to stay connected, Katie and Greg look into activities that they can enjoy as a couple. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat has her own hurdles to overcome when Franklin shines at square dancing and she fails miserably. Plus, Tripp struggles with the idea of Taylor going away to college.

  • Katie's feud with Chloe Brown Mueller is reignited when Oliver discovers Chloe's attempts to sabotage Katie's lasagna business. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat and Franklin play matchmaker for Principal Amblin in an attempt to secure more privileges at school.

  • Katie teams up with Oliver in hopes of growing her lasagna-making endeavor from hobby to serious business venture. Meanwhile, a bout of writer's block forces Greg to look at new career opportunities. When a young YouTube sensation enlists Greg's help to ghostwrite his memoir, Greg is pushed out of his comfort zone.

  • With Katie's 40th birthday fast approaching, her self-esteem starts to wane. So Greg encourages her to go out and enjoy a night on the town with the girls, even suggesting she leave her wedding ring behind for a night of faux-single, silly fun. Meanwhile, Angela receives devastating news that will turn Doris' life upside down. While Katie is away, Greg enlists the kids' help to create a birthday present that is a heartfelt reminder of how much she is loved.

  • Katie ignores Greg's warning and takes Anna-Kat through a terrifying zombie-themed maze at the annual Halloween carnival. Once inside, Katie quickly regrets her decision and sends Anna-Kat to find help. Meanwhile, Greg has entered a pumpkin carving contest and is ready to go head-to-head against the previous year's winners.

  • Greg hosts a meeting for the Westport Historical Guild to welcome back Stan, and Katie's homemade lasagna is a huge hit with the guys. After Stan makes several trips back for seconds and begins spending an inordinate amount of time at the Otto house, Chloe Brown Mueller becomes convinced that Katie and Stan must be having an extra-marital affair. Meanwhile, Angela and Doris step in to help Oliver with his Teen Help Line Interview.

  • When Anna-Kat's school lunch lady refuses to make simple eco-friendly changes in the school cafeteria, Greg enlists the help of his friend and fellow environmentalist Bill Doty. In an attempt to win over the lunch lady, they put on a show at the school highlighting the importance of recycling; but when those efforts fail, Greg is forced to call in reinforcements: "Mr. Green"! Meanwhile, Katie discovers that Taylor went behind her back to obtain a prescription for birth control; things quickly go from bad to worse when Katie learns that Angela is the one who took her to get the prescription.

  • As the Otto family ushers in a new era, Katie and Greg make the emotional decision to sell the family minivan. Meanwhile, Daniel suffers a setback that forces him to rethink how to accomplish his goals.

  • The extraordinary musical episode includes four original songs by renowned composer Justin Paul ("The Greatest Showman," "Dear Evan Hansen") and Glenn Slater ("Tangled," "School of Rock-The Musical"), as well as choreography from famed choreographer Ashley Wallen ("La La Land," The Greatest Showman"). Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for all she does, Katie decides to go "full Westport" and leaves the family to fend for themselves. Katie's plan quickly backfires when the kids seem to be doing just fine, leaving Greg to suffer the brunt of her absence.

  • With the kids away at the school dance, Katie and Greg look forward to a romantic evening alone; but Anna-Kat is crushed when the boy she likes doesn't ask her to the dance, and Oliver begins to panic when the town psychic's predictions begin to come true.

  • Fearing she's spending too much time at the office and away from the family, Katie volunteers to chaperone Anna-Kat's school field trip to make up for lost time. Meanwhile, Greg takes a creative approach to parenting when he catches Taylor and Oliver.

  • When Katie gets sick, Greg enlists Kathryn's help in taking care of the kids, but Kathryn leaves the kids to fend for themselves while she entertains an old high school boyfriend. Meanwhile, Taylor gets a taste of her own medicine when she tries to help an unruly Katie.

  • In order to avoid buying Anna-Kat a cellphone, Katie makes a pact with the girls that she and Taylor can go an entire day without using their phones. Meanwhile, disappointed with Greg's advice, Oliver seeks the guidance of an old friend.

  • When Katie forgets Greg's birthday, she attempts to make up for it by pulling together a last-minute dinner party; but when the evening falls flat, Katie gets caught up in a series of lies, leading her friends to believe that she and Greg are in marriage counseling.

  • Katie feels left out and slightly jealous when Greg becomes fast friends with the newest member of the Westport Historical Guild. Meanwhile, Oliver fears Cooper is ditching him when he sees on social media that Cooper lied about his weekend plans.

  • While Greg enlists Oliver and Anna-Kat's help to drum up new recruits for the Westport Historical Guild, Katie does her best to support Taylor's dreams of becoming the next American Idol.

  • Viv asks Katie to take Violet for the night so she and Alan can discuss reconciling but is caught off guard when Greg is hit with a bout of baby fever. Meanwhile, Taylor tricks Oliver into helping her when Luther eats an expensive pair of earrings.

  • After coming to terms with the fact that she must share her work bonus with Greg, Katie encourages him to live a little and the two decide to splurge on an overnight getaway. Meanwhile, Oliver's attempt at a rebellious streak ends in disaster; and after letting Anna-Kat down, Taylor comes to the realization that she needs to step up and be a better big sister.

  • Katie plans a "friend date" in hopes of reconnecting with Taylor; Greg attends self-help seminar with Oliver; Anna-Kat takes extreme measures to secure her place as Katie's favorite child.

  • Greg's insistence on doing the family's taxes prompts Katie to take matters into her own hands; Oliver and Anna-Kat join forces in an attempt to win a popular radio contest; Taylor finally sees Pierce's true colors.

  • Katie strives to keep her long-separated parents apart when her father, Marty, arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas. Anna-Kat does her best to help Trip win Taylor back but has a hard time getting past a very persistent Pierce. Meanwhile, Oliver thinks no one will remember him as the mask-wearing villain in the school's production of "The Nutcracker" but quickly takes center stage when a series of mishaps damages his costume.

  • Katie lands the perfect pawn to play on the insecurities of the Westport housewives when she convinces a hot young trophy wife named Harper to volunteer as room mom for Anna-Kat's class, but she quickly shifts gears when Harper rejects Anna-Kat's idea for movie night. Meanwhile, Greg enlists the help of the kids to get Katie's mom, Kathryn, to take an interest in someone other than herself,.

  • After discovering that the four digit pin code the Otto family uses for everything spells out Greg's ex-girlfriend's name, Katie gets upset and retaliates by dragging out old gifts from past boyfriends. Meanwhile, the kids' current love lives take a hit as Taylor and Trip argue over her relationship with Pierce ; and Oliver and Gina's relationship goes south when they both apply for a ballet scholarship that only one of them gets.

  • After the previous "fattest housewife" in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie's face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance. Over time, Katie realizes how judgmental she has become and that she is part of the problem.

  • Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller's daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids' election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor's new friend Pierce is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

  • When Katie's mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), comes to town, Katie and Kathryn encourage the kids to make less than favorable decisions: Oliver cheats in shop class and Katie helps him try to get out of it, while Kathryn reassures Taylor that she doesn't need to go to college.

  • With her new job taking up more of her time, Katie and Greg try to split up parenting duties. Katie over-involves herself in Taylor's social life by trying to keep some distance between Taylor and her boyfriend, Trip, to make sure Taylor is her own person aside from him. Meanwhile, Greg tries to convince Oliver to be honest after overhearing Oliver lie to his friends about his less-than-luxurious summer vacation.

  • After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

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Oliver Gets A Serious Call - American Housewife Clip (01:47) Katie and Greg Are Concerned About Anna-Kat - American Housewife Clip (01:34) The Perfect Greg Otto Gift - American Housewife Clip (00:59) Katie Shares A Hobby with Greg - American Housewife Clip (00:59) Career Day Births A New Katie/Chloe Feud - American Housewife Clip (01:57) Greg Gets Arrested - American Housewife Clip (01:18)

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