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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as Katie Otto
as Greg Otto
as Harrison Otto
as Taylor Otto
as Anna-Kat Otto
as Alice McCarthy
as Chloe Brown Mueller
as Crossing Guard Nancy
as Stan Wallace
as Sophie's Mom
as Maggie Campbell
as Mrs. Smith
as Mr. Montez
as Ian the store manager
as the French teacher
as the choir leader
as teenage lifeguard
as the leader at the spiritual retreat
as Kimmie Wu
as Nurse Chapel
as the swimming mom
as Dr. Ellie
as the kids
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The "fat" stuff is way overdone, but Bader and Mixon are good. Otherwise, your watchwords are: too soon to tell.
American Housewife tackles an issue that's sure to reverberate with many.
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.
American Housewife so far is too busy taking offense to be much fun to watch.
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.
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.
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