American Housewife: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
American Housewife

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 30


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User Ratings: 132

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In the first season of this comedy series, an average wife and mother is spotlighted as she raises her flawed family in a town of seemingly perfect people.

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Critic Reviews for American Housewife Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (20)

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…
Top Critic

The "fat" stuff is way overdone, but Bader and Mixon are good. Otherwise, your watchwords are: too soon to tell.

Oct 10, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

American Housewife tackles an issue that's sure to reverberate with many.

Oct 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mixon's casting would have been much more meaningful had her show more frequently let her form speak for itself. American Housewife's star, so far, is Katie's weight-and a number is a pretty boring premise for a story.

Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…

American Housewife so far is too busy taking offense to be much fun to watch.

Oct 11, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mixon is entertaining in the role, particularly when she deploys her sarcastic wit against both her tormentors and her children. And she's surrounded by a solid, if not dazzling, supporting cast.

Oct 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Like many pilots nowadays, American Housewife is bolstered by an energetic lead performance - the wonderful Katy Mixon - but without real bite or insight, the show seeps into an indistinct "quirky" sitcom background pretty quickly.

Oct 9, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The pilot veers towards breaking the fourth wall and being far too preachy towards the end, though, which doesn't serve it well.

Oct 4, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Stereotyping is stereotyping, regardless of which direction the needle tilts on the scale, and it sends all kinds of worrisome messages about self-esteem by putting this issue at the forefront of this show.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I really did love this show as I stuffed several Domino's marbled cookie brownies into my face and laughed at everything Katy Mixon said. This review is both an endorsement for this show and for Domino's marbled cookie brownies.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Housewife: Season 1

  • Jun 15, 2019
    Just watched this for the first time. By far the worst show I've watched. The first 15 minutes is focused on being a "fat wind" and a racist "fat" lady. Ugh
  • Jul 18, 2018
    I think this is an entertaining and funny show. I enjoy it. Love Katy Mixon.!
  • Jan 11, 2018
    A show every mom should show her children!
  • Nov 26, 2017
    Very funny show. Very entertaining. The whole family loves it. Great writing.
  • Oct 22, 2017
    I have loved Katy Mixon since Mike & Molly and she it stupendous in this show. My favorite new comedy of 2016.
  • Oct 05, 2017
    Omg, best comedy for the mom's out there!
  • Sep 03, 2017
    Very funny and relatable. Great show.
  • Apr 24, 2017
    Katy Mixon is a joy to watch. She's believable in her role and those around her support her without a doubt and also are allowed to play a larger role and be supported by Katy as well. Katy show that its okay to stand up for watch you believe in even if you don't agree with the crowd . Always be true to yourself. I look forward to Season 2!!!
  • Apr 17, 2017
    This show is so funny! I can totally see my life like this. 10/10 would recommend this show to anyone. You'll like it if you have a good sense of humour.
  • Mar 06, 2017
    I can totally relate to this show and Katy Mixon's character.

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