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American Housewife: Season 1 (2016)




Critic 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.


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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.


Katy Mixon
as Katie Otto
Diedrich Bader
as Greg Otto
Ali Wong
as Doris
Daniel DiMaggio
as Harrison Otto
Meg Donnelly
as Taylor Otto
Julia Butters
as Anna-Kat Otto
Isabel Marie Gravitt
as Alice McCarthy
Jessica St. Clair
as Chloe Brown Mueller
Kate Flannery
as Crossing Guard Nancy
Timothy Omundson
as Stan Wallace
Miya Cech
as Marigold
Jessica Wake
as Sophie's Mom
Kelly Schumann
as Maggie Campbell
Jenny O'Hara
as Mrs. Smith
Hal Linden
as Mr. Montez
Larry Joe Campbell
as Ian the store manager
Gil Messer
as the French teacher
Victor Bell
as the choir leader
Alexa Sutherland
as teenage lifeguard
Eddie Shin
as Richard
Dan Johnson
as the leader at the spiritual retreat
Gloria Garayua
as Nurse Chapel
Katie Cleary
as Samantha
Alisha Soper
as the swimming mom
Kirstin Eggers
as Dr. Ellie
Luke Kim
as the kids
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Critic Reviews for American Housewife: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

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.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

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

October 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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.

October 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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

October 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.

October 10, 2016 | Full Review…

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