American Housewife follows Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic, plump wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. She lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voiceover as the she lives her life as the second fattest housewife in Westport.
ABC announced today that American Housewife has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes a week after its most-recent finale and is no surprise, as the comedy has continued to perform solidly for the network.
The half-hour series premiered in 2016 and ended up becoming ABC's top-rated new comedy of the season. A Season 2 move to Wednesday nights lasted through the first half of Season 3, and after trying out a couple of new nights since then, the show found itself back on Wednesday nights to end Season 4.
American Housewife stars Katy Mixon as an average wife and mother who is bringing up her family in the upper-class town of Westport, Connecticut. Look for Season 5 as part of the 2020-2021 television season.