The WORST episodes of American Housewife

Every episode of American Housewife ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of American Housewife!

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.

Last Updated: 8/20/2023Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
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A Mom's Parade
star
6.92
128 votes

#1 - A Mom's Parade

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/21/2019

Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for all she does, Katie decides to leave the family to fend for itself.

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The Heist
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7.17
84 votes

#2 - The Heist

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/10/2021

Katie goes overboard in her efforts to help J.D. become a father. Meanwhile, after a brush with the law, Greg worries Taylor may be a political liability.

Directors: Chris Koch
Writer: Donald Diego
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American Idol
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7.29
168 votes

#3 - American Idol

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/19/2019

Greg enlists Oliver and Anna-Kat's help to drum up new recruits for the Westport Historical Guild; Katie does her best to support Taylor's dreams of becoming the next "American Idol."

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Under Pressure
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7.30
86 votes

#4 - Under Pressure

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/27/2021

Greg ropes Katie into a double date with Principal Ablin and Maria in an attempt to further his political aspirations. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat’s newfound popularity at school proves to be overwhelming.

Directors: Chris Koch
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Enemies: An Otto Story
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7.34
189 votes

#5 - Enemies: An Otto Story

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/2018

Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller's daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids' election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor's new friend Pierce is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Directors: Melissa Kosar
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Disconnected
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7.34
171 votes

#6 - Disconnected

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/12/2019

Katie plans a "friend date" in hopes of reconnecting with Taylor; Greg attends self-help seminar with Oliver; Anna-Kat takes extreme measures to secure her place as Katie's favorite child.

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Liar Liar, Room on Fire
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7.40
169 votes

#7 - Liar Liar, Room on Fire

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/9/2019

When Katie forgets Greg's birthday, she attempts to make up for it by pulling together a last-minute dinner party.

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Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems
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7.41
148 votes

#8 - Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/2019

When Anna-Kat's school lunch lady refuses to make simple eco-friendly changes in the school cafeteria, Greg puts on a show highlighting the importance of recycling with his friend and fellow environmentalist Bill Doty.

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A Very English Scandal
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7.41
128 votes

#9 - A Very English Scandal

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/18/2020

Against her husband's wishes, Katie sets out to play matchmaker for British Greg. Meanwhile, Oliver goes along with a rumor at school about his sexual identity to help a classmate feel accepted.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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Mother’s Little Helper
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7.41
86 votes

#10 - Mother’s Little Helper

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/13/2021

When Katie’s mentor and dear friend Tami moves to Westport, Katie wastes no time introducing her to her “A Real Mother” vlog viewers. Meanwhile, Taylor discovers Greg has been keeping an entertaining secret.

Directors: Eric Dean Seaton
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Saving Christmas
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7.41
186 votes

#11 - Saving Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2018

Katie strives to keep her long-separated parents apart when her father arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas. Anna-Kat does her best to help Trip win Taylor back but has a hard time getting past a very persistent Pierce. Meanwhile, Oliver thinks no one will remember him as the mask-wearing villain in the school's production of "The Nutcracker" but quickly takes center stage when a series of mishaps damages his costume.

Directors: Jennifer Arnold
Writer: Jeremy Hall
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Pilot
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7.41
885 votes

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/11/2016

Katie tries to help Anna-Kat fit in at school; Taylor and Oliver like the luxe Westport lifestyle.

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Highs and Lows
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7.41
183 votes

#13 - Highs and Lows

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/2018

Oliver and Taylor stumble through their love lives, making Katie miss the spontaneity and unpredictability of being young and in love. Meanwhile, Kathryn's plan to soothe Oliver's heartbreak backfires when she tracks down an old boyfriend, Dan, and he is not as she remembers. At the same time, Anna-Kat makes strides at school when Franklin is stuck at home with the chickenpox, forcing her to make a new friend.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond our Means
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7.41
152 votes

#14 - Bed, Bath & Beyond our Means

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/4/2019

Katie's life is turned upside down when her notoriously elusive boss Whitney pops into town and promotes Katie; a colleague's death pushes Greg toward an existential crisis.

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Grandma's Way
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7.42
155 votes

#15 - Grandma's Way

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/23/2019

When Katie gets sick, Greg enlists Kathryn's help in taking care of the kids; Taylor gets a taste of her own medicine when she tries to help an unruly Katie.

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The Guardian
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7.42
88 votes

#16 - The Guardian

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/3/2021

Katie and Greg secretly put Kathryn through a series of tests to see if she would make a good guardian for Anna-Kat in the unlikely event something should happen to them. Meanwhile, after tracking down J.D.’s potential egg donors, Tami and Katie scheme to learn more about them.

Writer: Jeremy Hall
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Cheaters Sometimes Win
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7.42
197 votes

#17 - Cheaters Sometimes Win

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2018

When Katie's mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), comes to town, Katie and Kathryn encourage the kids to make less than favorable decisions: Oliver cheats in shop class and Katie helps him try to get out of it, while Kathryn reassures Taylor that she doesn't need to go to college.

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Selling Out
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7.43
260 votes

#18 - Selling Out

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/10/2018

Katie is worried that the launch of Greg's new book might go poorly, so she enlists Angela and Doris to write positive reviews of the book online to boost his confidence. When the book unexpectedly does exceedingly well, Greg buys a new car without consulting Katie.

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How Oliver Got His Groove Back
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7.43
81 votes

#19 - How Oliver Got His Groove Back

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/24/2021

Katie plays matchmaker by impersonating Oliver on his social media account to win over a girl. Meanwhile, Lonnie helps Greg dig up dirt on his political rival.

Directors: Melissa Kosar
Writer: Feraz Ozel
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Insta-Friends
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7.45
169 votes

#20 - Insta-Friends

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/26/2019

Katie feels left out when Greg becomes fast friends with the newest member of the Westport Historical Guild; Oliver fears Cooper is ditching him when he sees on social media that Cooper lied about his weekend plans.

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Back to School
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7.46
448 votes

#21 - Back to School

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2017

Katie must mend fences with the Westport moms by volunteering to run the school's spring gala. Meanwhile, Katie confronts Oliver's belittling ballet teacher; and Taylor and Greg disagree about the necessity of college.

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The Things You Do
star
7.47
165 votes

#22 - The Things You Do

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/5/2019

Greg's insistence on doing the family's taxes prompts Katie to take matters into her own hands; Oliver and Anna-Kat join forces in an attempt to win a popular radio contest; Taylor finally sees Pierce's true colors.

Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writer: Taylor Hamra
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Mom Guilt
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7.47
203 votes

#23 - Mom Guilt

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2018

Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

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Baby Crazy
star
7.47
174 votes

#24 - Baby Crazy

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/26/2019

Katie panics when Greg is hit with a bout of baby fever; Taylor tricks Oliver into helping her.

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The Code
star
7.48
174 votes

#25 - The Code

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2018

Katie learns that the pin code the Ottos use for everything spells out Greg's ex-girlfriend's name, and retaliates by dragging out old gifts from past boyfriends. Meanwhile, the kids' current love lives take a hit as Taylor and Trip argue over her relationship with Pierce; and Oliver and Gina's relationship goes south when they both apply for a ballet scholarship that only one of them gets.

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