Confident and plump Katie Otto has been the third fattest housewife in Westport, Connecticut when AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE begins. But when the second fattest housewife moves away, Katie wants to regain her former title. To do that, she tries to orchestrate a buyer for her neighbor’s former house.
In a sea of large houses, Katie and her family live in a modest split level home. Her husband, Jeff, works in public access television. Her eldest daughter, 14 year-old Taylor, went through an awkward phase before emerging as gorgeous, which leaves Katie worried that Taylor will become a typical — and superficial — Westport girl. Her middle son, 12 year-old Harrison, is a mogul in training — he’s “a Republican saving his money to buy Apple stock and refusing to donate canned food for the school food drive… something Katie doesn’t approve of at all.” And then there’s 5 year-old Anna-Kat, who has to try and deal with a variety of phobias.
As Katie navigates raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring she lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voice-over in this comedy.
The cast includes Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Jeff Otto, Johnny Sequoyah as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Harrison, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris. Sarah Dunn (SPIN CITY and BUNHEADS), Aaron Kaplan, Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz serve as executive producers.
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE will air this fall on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (see ABC’s full fall schedule).