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The Best Episodes of American Housewife

Every episode of American Housewife ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of American Housewife!

A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.

Genre:Comedy
Network:ABC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "American Housewife" is "It's Hard to Say Goodbye", rated 8.3/10 from 167 user votes. It was directed by John Putch and written by Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz. "It's Hard to Say Goodbye" aired on 3/21/2018 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Spring Gala".

  • It's Hard to Say Goodbye
    8.3/10 167 votes

    #1 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2018-03-21

    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.

    Director: John Putch

    Writer: Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz

  • The Spring Gala
    8.3/10 157 votes

    #2 - The Spring Gala

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2018-05-16

    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.

    Director: John Putch

    Writer: Sarah Dunn

  • The Things You Do
    8.2/10 153 votes

    #3 - The Things You Do

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2019-02-05

    Greg’s insistence on doing the family’s taxes prompts Katie to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Oliver and Anna-Kat join forces in an attempt to win a popular radio contest; and when Taylor finally sees Pierce’s true colors, the family bands together to help her pull off an over-the-top apology for Trip.

    Director: Rebecca Asher

    Writer: Taylor Hamra

  • The Maze
    8.2/10 150 votes

    #4 - The Maze

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-10-25

    Katie ignores Greg's warning and takes Anna-Kat through a terrifying zombie-themed maze at the annual Halloween carnival. Once inside, Katie quickly regrets her decision and sends Anna-Kat to find help. Meanwhile, Greg has entered a pumpkin carving contest and is ready to go head-to-head against the previous year's winners.

    Director: Melissa Kosar

    Writer: Anthony Lombardo

  • Family Secrets
    8.1/10 165 votes

    #5 - Family Secrets

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-11-15

    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, arrive unannounced and nothing goes as intended.

    Director: John Putch

    Writer: Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz

  • Field Day
    8.1/10 159 votes

    #6 - Field Day

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2018-02-28

    Katie wants to prove to the Westport moms that she is fully capable of competing at Field Day at Anna-Kat’s school, but she ends up taking the competition a little too seriously. Greg enlists Taylor’s boyfriend, Trip, to help him make the family recipe for chili in a local competition, which makes Taylor and Oliver jealous.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: Taylor Hamra

  • The Great Cookie Challenge
    8.1/10 144 votes

    #7 - The Great Cookie Challenge

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-01-31

    When Katie learns that the top prize is an all-expense paid vacation, she doubles her efforts to help Anna-Kat win top prize in cookie sales against her fellow troop members, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Oliver's attempt to help a student he befriends through the Teen Help Line center backfires.

    Director: Eric Dean Seaton

    Writer: Michael Hobert

  • Prom
    8.1/10 125 votes

    #8 - Prom

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2020-05-13

    Katie confronts a classmate's mom when she suspects Anna-Kat is being bullied at school. Meanwhile, Taylor sets out to complete the final item on her life skills checklist - teaching Greg to shoot a three-pointer - so that she can attend her senior prom. At the same time, Oliver is sympathetic when a caller at the Teen Help Line confides that no one asked her to prom.

    Director: Melissa Kosar

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • The Election
    8.1/10 166 votes

    #9 - The Election

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2021-03-31

    Katie pushes Cooper to share his passion for the culinary arts and ambition of becoming a chef with his autocratic father, Doyle Bradford. Meanwhile, Greg and Principal Ablin go head-to-head when the election results offer an interesting twist, and the Otto family gets the surprise of a lifetime.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Anniversary
    8.0/10 156 votes

    #10 - The Anniversary

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-01-17

    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.

    Director: David L. Bertman

    Writer: Bill Callahan

  • Finding Fillion
    8.0/10 160 votes

    #11 - Finding Fillion

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2018-05-09

    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.

    Director: David L. Bertman

    Writer: Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz, Bill Callahan

  • The Dance
    8.0/10 142 votes

    #12 - The Dance

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-14

    With the kids away at the school dance, Katie and Greg look forward to a romantic evening alone; but Anna-Kat is crushed when the boy she likes doesn’t ask her to the dance, and Oliver begins to panic when the town psychic’s predictions begin to come true.

    Director: Melissa Kosar

    Writer: Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz, Sarah Dunn

  • Flavor of Westport
    8.0/10 138 votes

    #13 - Flavor of Westport

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-15

    Katie teams up with Oliver in hopes of growing her lasagna-making endeavor from hobby to serious business venture. Meanwhile, a bout of writer's block forces Greg to look at new career opportunities. When a young YouTube sensation enlists Greg's help to ghostwrite his memoir, Greg is pushed out of his comfort zone.

    Director: Alisa Statman

    Writer: Jeremy Hall

  • Wildflower Girls
    8.0/10 143 votes

    #14 - Wildflower Girls

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-01-24

    Katie grows concerned when Anna-Kat is invited to join Westport's elite scout troop, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Taylor learns her Carnegie Mellon interview is scheduled with famous alumnus and Broadway star Brecken Phillips ; and, Oliver befriends the school recluse, Trevor.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: Patrick Sheehan

  • The Walk
    7.9/10 176 votes

    #15 - The Walk

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2017-04-18

    Anna-Kat tells her parents that all she wants for her birthday is to walk to the library alone.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Uprising
    7.9/10 155 votes

    #16 - The Uprising

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-10-11

    Katie struggles with Taylor and Anna-Kat’s defiance, as Anna-Kat decides she’s now a vegetarian (under the influence of Tara Summers) and Taylor dies her hair blonde without Katie’s permission. Greg and Katie help Oliver come to terms with embarrassment after Oliver has a humiliating moment in ballet class.

    Director: John Putch

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • Boo-Who?
    7.9/10 156 votes

    #17 - Boo-Who?

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-10-25

    Westport is known for its Halloween tradition of leaving an anonymous note and goodies on a neighbor’s doorstep (called a “Boo”). Katie tries to play it cool but is absolutely giddy when the Ottos receive their first “Boo.”

    Director: Melissa Kosar

    Writer: Kat Likkel, John Hoberg

  • The Mom Switch
    7.9/10 147 votes

    #18 - The Mom Switch

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2018-01-24

    After feeling unappreciated by Greg and the kids, Katie ditches her family for a day at her favorite hideaway spot and leaves Viv in charge of the household. Viv takes this as an opportunity to see if she really is mom material.

    Director: Melissa Kosar

    Writer: Anthony Lombardo

  • All Coupled Up
    7.9/10 150 votes

    #19 - All Coupled Up

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2018-03-07

    The Otto children are beginning to 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.

    Director: John Putch

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • Mom Guilt
    7.9/10 164 votes

    #20 - Mom Guilt

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-09-26

    After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

    Director: Ken Whittingham

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • Locked in the Basement
    7.9/10 141 votes

    #21 - Locked in the Basement

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-05-07

    Much to Katie’s dismay, Anna-Kat becomes best friends with Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, Penny. When Katie takes extreme measures to avoid Chloe and keep the girls apart, Anna-Kat and Penny are forced to take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, Greg encourages Oliver to be honest with his girlfriend and not hide his passion for ballet.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: Brian Donovan, Ed Herro

  • Girls' Night Out
    7.9/10 138 votes

    #22 - Girls' Night Out

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-11-01

    With Katie’s 40th birthday fast approaching, her self-esteem starts to wane. So Greg encourages her to go out and enjoy a night on the town with the girls, even suggesting she leave her wedding ring behind for a night of faux-single, silly fun. Meanwhile, Angela receives devastating news that will turn Doris’ life upside down. While Katie is away, Greg enlists the kids’ help to create a birthday present that is a heartfelt reminder of how much she is loved.

    Director: Melissa Kosar

    Writer: Michael Hobert

  • The Bromance Before Christmas
    7.9/10 140 votes

    #23 - The Bromance Before Christmas

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-12-06

    Katie looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor, but a surprise visit from her mom threatens her holiday cheer; Greg is blindsided by Katie's good intentions; Oliver and Anna-Kat break a family heirloom.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: Jonathan Fener

  • Vacation!
    7.9/10 121 votes

    #24 - Vacation!

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2020-05-06

    After Anna-Kat's big win with The Wildflower Girls, the Ottos head to California for an all-expenses paid family vacation. But when her birthday coincides with their trip, Katie is determined to have a relaxing kid-free day, one where she and Greg are free to do whatever they want. Meanwhile, Taylor loses all her money on Hollywood Boulevard and Anna-Kat is forced into busking to get them out of trouble; and after crashing their trip, Cooper surprises Katie by making her birthday wish come true.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: Jonathan Fener

  • Getting Frank with the Ottos
    7.9/10 132 votes

    #25 - Getting Frank with the Ottos

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-02-24

    To celebrate the momentous 100th episode milestone of his podcast, Franklin invites Katie and the family to make guest appearances on his show, “Getting Frank with Franklin.” After witnessing his intrusive tactics with Taylor and the others, Katie is determined to keep her interview light and fun but is surprised when her mom Kathryn joins her. Meanwhile, Greg asks Lonnie to be his campaign manager to help strengthen his social media presence.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A