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: 38


Audience Score

User Ratings: 132
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Air date: Oct 11, 2016
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Air date: Nov 1, 2016
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Air date: Dec 6, 2016
Air date: Dec 13, 2016
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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 (38) | Top Critics (21)

The writing in the two episodes I've seen is funnier and more pointed than the show's premise.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Once called "The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport," the series hits the usual notes but doesn't sing.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Katy Mixon is a star. It's honestly her intense likability that makes this show so watchable.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm pretty sure having Mixon's Katie Otto make disparaging remarks about "skinny mommies in tight white jeans" isn't the best delivery-system for a celebration of all things good about Katy Mixon.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not a revolutionary setup for a TV family, but again, it's all about how Katie handles them that makes it work.

Aug 21, 2019 | 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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