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American Housewife 

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A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.

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Sarah Dunn
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Season 3 Premiere


Wed, Sep 26 at 8:30 PM on ABC

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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Wednesday, May 16

When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success. Meanwhile, Greg attempts to be a fun dad and winds up adopting a dog ...


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Wednesday, May 9

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Katy Mixon ...  Katie Otto 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Diedrich Bader ...  Greg Otto 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Daniel DiMaggio ...  Oliver Otto 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Julia Butters ...  Anna-Kat Otto 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Ali Wong ...  Doris 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Carly Hughes ...  Angela 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Meg Donnelly ...  Taylor Otto 46 episodes, 2016-2018
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A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.

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Anything but cookie-cutter.

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Comedy

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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Johnny Sequoyah played Taylor Otto in the season pilot but was re-cast with Meg Donnelley. See more »

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Wanted to like it...but can't
2 November 2016 | by socialmedia-47079See all my reviews

Saving money, bad. Eating healthy, bad. They move to a white, wealthy neighborhood because of the schools, but the mom hates everything about it and everyone in it. And is constantly telling her kids why everything in the neighborhood is bad. I just can't buy it. If you hate the "rich school" and the kids that go there, why would you want your kids there? You do not need to go to the best school to get a great education and get into a top college...if that's their goal.

I'm waiting for the redeeming message, where she realizes that constantly comparing herself to everyone else is self defeating, and harmful to her children, but it never comes. The "white privilege" stereotype is annoying. The "I'm fat and have a negative body image" stereotype is annoying (and honestly, she's too small for that stereotype, so it makes it not believable). The "over achieving Asian" stereotype is annoying. The only stereotype that's believable and you are rooting for is the OCD daughter.

Having said all that, I like all the actors, they cast it well. I just wish it was a better sitcom. I've watched 2 episodes and don't think I can stomach a third...


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