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Season 1
American Housewife S1 poster
Country of Origin United States
Episodes 23
Original Channel ABC
Original Run October 11, 2016 - May 16, 2017
Premiere "Pilot"
Finale "Can't Hide it Anymore"
DVD Release Date TBA
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The first season of American Housewife began airing on October 11, 2016 and ended on May 16, 2017. On November 4, 2016, ABC gave the series a full-season order of 22 episodes. On December 13, 2016, an additional episode was added bringing the season to a total of 23 episodes.

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Title Written by Directed by Prod. code Air Date
1         1 Pilot Sarah Dunn Ruben Fleischer 101 October 11, 2016
After the second-fattest housewife in Westport moves out of the Otto family's neighborhood, Katie tries to ensure that another heavyset woman moves into the home to avoid moving up to the #2 spot herself.
2         2 The Nap Sarah Dunn John Fortenberry 102 October 18, 2016
Greg's sickness, Taylor's class schedule, and Oliver's insider trading in his school stock market club all thwart Katie's plans to take a nap for the first time in a long while.
3         3 Westport Zombies Julie Bean Chris Koch 103 October 25, 2016
Upset over Taylor spending so much time with new neighbor Viv, Katie tells Viv that she plans to participate in the annual Westport Zombie Run, with the intention of beating Viv and winning her daughter back.
4         4 Art Show Donald Diego Ken Whittingham 105 November 1, 2016
When Anna-Kat submits a family drawing for a local children's art fair that portrays her mom as huge and round, Katie goes to great lengths to get it replaced with something else. While she is out, Katie leaves Doris in charge of the kids, and they don't react well to her much stricter parenting style. Meanwhile, Greg has an idea for an article that he thinks will finally earn him tenure, but his writing routine is constantly interrupted by family members.
5         5 The Snub Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz Ryan Case 106 November 15, 2016
Katie tries to fit in with the other Westport moms in order to get Anna-Kat invited to a popular girl's birthday party. When Anna-Kat still isn't invited, Katie vents to Angela and Doris, and realizes her daughter doesn't need a bunch of friends, just a couple of close ones. Elsewhere, Greg tries to convince Taylor that she can't get by on her athletic ability alone, while Oliver complains about a flawed polo shirt that his mom bought at an outlet store.
6         6 The Blow-Up Vanessa McCarthy Eyal Gordin 104 November 22, 2016
Katie's mother Kathryn shows up for Thanksgiving, and typically wants to be the center of attention. Just prior, Katie met with Anna-Kat's teacher, who said Anna-Kat is more anxious than normal, and Katie realizes her own anxiety over her mother is affecting her daughter. Also, an unwanted guest (Viv) crashes the Otto family Thanksgiving
7         7 Power Couple Sam Sklaver Ryan Case 108 November 29, 2016
Katie learns that Dr. Ellie, Anna-Kat's special needs teacher, is in danger of being laid off because budget dollars may be reallocated to new parking lot lights. After she and Doris work to get Greg elected to an open PTA seat, they must then try to line up votes at the next PTA mixer. Meanwhile, Taylor and Oliver deal with the aftermath of watching a scary movie.
8         8 Westport Cotillion Julie Bean Rebecca Asher 109 December  6, 2016
As Katie tries to keep better tabs on what her children are doing, Oliver tells Greg that he's secretly taking cotillion classes. With the cotillion dance event coming soon, Oliver asks Dad to keep the secret from Katie, fearing that Mom will show up at the dance and embarrass him.
9         9 Krampus Katie Brian Donavan & Ed Herro David Grossman 107 December 13, 2016
When Katie angrily refuses Viv's help in decorating the Otto house for Christmas and is reluctant to help Viv with the school's Christmas show, Anna-Kat sees her mother as Krampus, the demon who punishes misbehaving children during the holidays. Meanwhile, Greg tries to teach Taylor and Oliver about the true meaning of Christmas by forcing them to visit elderly residents at an assisted living facility, but it backfires.
10         10 The Playdate Donald Diego Declan Lowney 111 January 3, 2017
The Ottos are surprised when Anna-Kat gets invited to a playdate with the daughter of Chloe Brown Mueller a known gossip who posts ratings of her daughter's playdates on social media. The playdate goes surprisingly well, but Katie and Greg later find that Anna-Kat stole a silver candlestick from the Mueller house. Elsewhere, Oliver is always on the phone and Taylor is convinced he has a new girlfriend. She tails him after one of the calls and finds something entirely different going on.
11         11 The Snowstorm Stephanie Birkitt Chad Lowe 110 January 10, 2017
The family camping trip Greg has planned is cancelled when a snowstorm knocks out power to the Otto home, so he uses the blackout to set up a "camping at home" experience. Katie takes refuge at Viv's house, which has backup generators. After discovering that Viv is lying about her husband's affection to keep up appearances, Katie also learns how Viv's first marriage ended and realizes she has to share Greg's interests once in a while.
12         12 Surprise Vanessa McCarthy Stuart McDonald 112 January 17, 2017
Oliver insists he doesn't want a birthday party with friends because he's embarrassed over the size and amenities in the Otto home, but Katie and Greg throw one anyway with an escape room. Despite some problems, the party winds up working in Oliver's favor. Meanwhile, Taylor starts to get romantic with her classmate and new math tutor, which angers the boy's adoptive mom.
13         13 Then and Now Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz & Sarah Dunn John Fortenberry 113 February 7, 2017
The Ottos return home to find their house has been put up for sale. As they cannot afford to buy or rent any other home in the Westport area, they are forced to consider moving. This thrills Katie, until she sees how much Greg and the kids want to stay. Katie and Greg learn that the man who wants to sell the house did not get permission to do so from the actual owner (his mother). They track down the owner who tells them they can stay and pay their current rent as long as they want.
14         14 Time for Love Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz Declan Lowney 116 February 14, 2017
Knowing that Greg is preparing his usual over-the-top Valentine's Day surprise for her, Katie tells him she doesn't want anything, but is later disappointed when Greg actually honors her request. At school, Oliver has gotten a gift for his crush Alice only to be shunned, not knowing that Anna-Kat has intervened. Meanwhile, Taylor plays her parents off each other to be able to attend a Valentine's party where there is no adult supervision.
15         15 The Man Date Donald Diego Melissa Kosar 115 February 21, 2017
Katie finds it hard to put aside her ongoing feud with Chloe Brown Mueller when Greg becomes good friends with Chloe's husband, Stan. Meanwhile, Taylor learns that Anna-Kat is being bullied at school, but the advice she gives her little sister turns Anna-Kat into the bully.
16         16 Bag Lady Vanessa McCarthy & Julie Bean John Putch 118 March 7, 2017
After her family confesses to giving Katie the unflattering nickname "Colonel Beatrix Von Beige Underpants Control Freak", she tries to back off and let them run their own lives for a while. It seems she isn't needed when Oliver helps Anna-Kat sell bunches of panda paintings for charity and Greg helps Taylor find a sporting activity she can do while her ankle heals. But it's not long before all ask for Katie's help again. Meanwhile, Katie goes to war with big box store manager Ian over defective garbage bags.
17         17 Other People's Marriages Vanessa McCarthy & Julie Bean John Fortenberry 118 March 14, 2017
When Viv proclaims her husband Alan has cut off her credit cards, Katie suggests she stand up to him, despite Greg's advice that she stay out of other people's marriages. The result is that Viv leaves Alan and moves in with the Ottos. Meanwhile, Greg tries to find a way to discipline Oliver and Taylor for constantly leaving cupboards and drawers open.
18         18 The Otto Motto Brian Donovan & Ed Herro Phil Traill 119 April 4, 2017
Taylor quits synchronized swimming and takes up drama. When she soon wants to quit drama, Greg and Katie remind her of the "Otto Motto" which is "never give up". This backfires on Katie when Greg reminds her of all the things she started and quit, including learning French in advance of their dream vacation to Paris. Meanwhile, Oliver has put together an attainment board with a collage of shirtless male models and also takes up ballet, causing Katie, Doris and Angela to think he might be gay.
19         19 The Polo Match Stephanie Birkitt Linda Mendoza 120 April 11, 2017
Katie gets a visit from her childhood friend Billy and tries to show him that Westport hasn't changed her. But when she attends a charity polo match at Doris' request, Katie can't help but see that she's started to finally warm up to her surroundings. Meanwhile, Oliver is tired of Billy pranking him every time he visits, and plots to get back at him with Greg's help.
20         20 The Walk Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz Chris Koch 118 April 18, 2017
Katie and Greg reluctantly agree to let Anna-Kat walk two blocks alone to the library as an 8th birthday present, something they promised her when she was 5. When this gets Katie shunned by other Westport moms for being a bad parent, Oliver's uber-rich friend Cooper whom Katie dislikes, surprisingly steps up to defend her. Meanwhile, Greg is more worried about Taylor's relationship with boyfriend Eyo which is starting to get physical.
21         21 The Club Brian Donovan & Ed Herro David Bertman 114 May 2, 2017
Katie wants to take a dip in the country club pool with Anna-Kat, who has become afraid of water after reading a book about a disastrous flood. But Katie has her own fear to overcome: wearing a bathing suit in front of the judgmental Westport moms. Oliver tries to help Greg improve his score on a website where college students rate their professors. Meanwhile, Taylor has to learn to say "no" when Doris repeatedly asks her to babysit her daughter, Marigold.
22         22 Dude, Where's My Napkin? Julie Bean & Vanessa McCarthy Melissa Kosar 122 May 9, 2017
Angela's ex-wife Celeste an editor, helps Greg land his first book deal, leading to them and Katie going out on the town. Angela is mad over Katie socializing with her ex, and accuses Katie of being a bad friend. During the drunken night out, Greg misplaces the napkin that contained the "perfect opening statement" for his book. Meanwhile, the Otto kids realize they can use their mom's blurred memories to convince her that she agreed to buy them a trampoline, but the selfish Anna-Kat usurps them by saying it was a puppy her mom agreed to.
23         23 Can't Hide it Anymore Sarah Dunn John Putch 122 May 16, 2017
Katie borrows a sympathy belly from Angela to appear pregnant, allowing her to get out of fulfilling her remaining parent volunteer hours at the school. Anna-Kat rebels against being Katie's favorite, after she learns how much it annoys her brother and sister. Greg and Katie discover that Taylor has two Instagram accounts: one that her parents can see, and a second on which she posts racier photos of herself. Oliver continues to pursue ballet as a way to get into Harvard, but his first performance reveals just how much of a "beginners" class he's in.

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