The BEST Episodes of American Housewife

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring. Katie's perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor's decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn't happen, regardless of the consequences.

The Spring Gala

#1 - The Spring Gala

Season 2 - Episode 24

When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success. Meanwhile, Greg attempts to be a “fun dad” and winds up adopting a dog while Katie is occupied with the gala. Nathan Fillion guest stars as himself.

star 7.96
206 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Sarah Dunn
Field Day

#2 - Field Day

Season 2 - Episode 16

Katie takes things too seriously at a field day competition; Greg makes chili for a competition.

star 7.87
222 votes
Can't Hide it Anymore

#3 - Can't Hide it Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 23

Katie fakes a pregnancy to get out of mandatory volunteer hours, but things go too far after a baby shower is planned for her.

star 7.87
472 votes
All Coupled Up

#4 - All Coupled Up

Season 2 - Episode 17

The Otto children experience struggles in their love lives after jumping into the dating world: Oliver is forced to choose between his girlfriend and his friend Cooper, who come from two different worlds; Greg must play the "bad cop parent" to halt the PDA between Taylor and Trip; and Anna-Kat tries to make her relationship with Franklin official without his consent.

star 7.86
231 votes
The Walk

#5 - The Walk

Season 1 - Episode 20

Anna-Kat wants to walk to the library by herself. Elsewhere: Greg copes with Katie's dating life and Katie is annoyed that Oliver's entitled friend seems to be spending every waking moment at the Ottos.

star 7.85
521 votes
The Pig Whisperer

#6 - The Pig Whisperer

Season 2 - Episode 6

Greg sides with Anna-Kat about keeping her beloved pet pig, despite Katie's objections, and he even plays dirty to win this battle. Meanwhile, Oliver and Viv compete for the attention of a new neighbor; and Taylor considers dating an older guy.

star 7.84
341 votes
Time for Love

#7 - Time for Love

Season 1 - Episode 14

Katie's least favorite holiday is Valentine's Day, but her desire for a low-key approach is overridden by Greg's over-the-top romantic gestures. Meanwhile Oliver has an expensive gift for the girl he's crushing on, and Taylor tries to put one over on her parents in order to attend a Valentine's Day party.

star 7.82
553 votes
Directors: Declan Lowney
The Uprising

#8 - The Uprising

Season 2 - Episode 3

Taylor dyes her hair blonde without Katie's permission. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat decides she's now a vegetarian; and Greg and Katie help Oliver come to terms with embarrassment after Oliver has a humiliating moment in ballet class.

star 7.81
402 votes
Finding Fillion

#9 - Finding Fillion

Season 2 - Episode 23

In order to impress the other moms at school, Katie, Taylor and Oliver travel to New York to track down Nathan Fillion at a "Firefly" convention, so Katie can convince him to attend the school's spring gala.

star 7.80
218 votes
Directors: David Bertman
Writers: Bill Callahan, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz
Then and Now

#10 - Then and Now

Season 1 - Episode 13

The Ottos face the prospect of leaving Westport when their house is put up for sale. No one wants to leave except Katie, who seems determined to move on despite some fun memories of her family's time there.

star 7.79
553 votes
It's Hard to Say Goodbye

#11 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 19

Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.

star 7.79
217 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz,
Locked in the Basement

#12 - Locked in the Basement

Season 3 - Episode 21

Anna-Kat becomes best friends with Chloe Brown Mueller's daughter; Greg encourages Oliver to be honest with his girlfriend and not hide his passion for ballet.

star 7.78
130 votes
The Man Date

#13 - The Man Date

Season 1 - Episode 15

Greg befriends fellow history buff but Katie is not happy because he is married to her nemesis.

star 7.78
559 votes
Directors: Melissa Kosar
The Venue

#14 - The Venue

Season 2 - Episode 18

Katie enlists Angela's legal help to convince Chloe Brown Mueller to sign off on the venue for the Spring Gala, but Angela ends up cozying up to Chloe instead.

star 7.78
236 votes
Family Secrets

#15 - Family Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 7

Greg makes big plans to impress his parents when they visit for Thanksgiving; but his vision is shattered when his neighbor Spencer and Katie's mom, Kathryn, arrives unannounced and nothing goes as intended.

star 7.78
312 votes
The Playdate

#16 - The Playdate

Season 1 - Episode 10

Anna-Kat has a playdate with a "normal" girl, but Anna-Kat reveals herself to be a kleptomaniac, leading to a conflict between her, Greg and Katie as they try to resolve things.

star 7.77
570 votes
The Club

#17 - The Club

Season 1 - Episode 21

Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, so her therapists suggests the Ottos take her swimming, but that involves Katie overcoming her fear of wearing a swimsuit in public. Elsewhere: Oliver gives his dad a style makeover.

star 7.77
512 votes
The Anniversary

#18 - The Anniversary

Season 2 - Episode 13

Katie and Greg dislike Taylor's new boyfriend, so they attempt to use reverse psychology to drive a wedge between them, which later backfires. After Spencer's over-the-top vision for Oliver's first date with a girl from his ballet class bombs, Greg helps Oliver make up for it with a romantic gesture.

star 7.76
261 votes
Trust Me

#19 - Trust Me

Season 3 - Episode 5

When Taylor decides she wants to go to a Halloween party, Greg and Katie disagree on whether or not Taylor can be trusted. Oliver and Cooper anxiously try to prepare for playing a game of "seven minutes in heaven" with their dates at a separate Halloween event. A pregnant Viv follows Katie around trying to get help preparing for her baby's arrival.

star 7.76
164 votes

#20 - Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 12

Katie throws a surprise party for Oliver's birthday after he asks for no party.

star 7.75
450 votes
Art Show

#21 - Art Show

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Anna-Kat draws an unflattering portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie plans to retrieve it before anyone can see it; Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor.

star 7.75
675 votes
Dude, Where's My Napkin?

#22 - Dude, Where's My Napkin?

Season 1 - Episode 22

Katie and Greg enjoy a night on the town with Angela's ex after she helps Greg land a book deal, but Angela's ex soon accuses Katie of being a bad friend.

star 7.74
495 votes
Power Couple

#23 - Power Couple

Season 1 - Episode 7

Katie and Greg throw themselves into PTA politics when they learn that Anna-Kat’s special needs teacher, Dr. Ellie, has been cut from the school budget. Greg gets elected to the PTA, and things are looking good, but can Katie keep her mouth in check long enough to win the votes they need?

star 7.74
601 votes
Here We Go Again

#24 - Here We Go Again

Season 3 - Episode 2

With her new job taking up more of her time, Katie and Greg try to split up parenting duties. Katie over-involves herself in Taylor's social life by trying to keep some distance between Taylor and her boyfriend, Trip, to make sure Taylor is her own person aside from him. Meanwhile, Greg tries to convince Oliver to be honest after overhearing Oliver lie to his friends about his less-than-luxurious summer vacation.

star 7.73
180 votes
Trophy Wife

#25 - Trophy Wife

Season 3 - Episode 8

Katie lands the perfect pawn to play on the insecurities of the Westport housewives when she convinces a hot young trophy wife named Harper to volunteer as room mom for Anna-Kat's class, but she quickly shifts gears when Harper rejects Anna-Kat's idea for movie night. Meanwhile, Greg enlists the help of the kids to get Katie's mom, Kathryn, to take an interest in someone other than herself.

star 7.72
167 votes