American Housewife Preview: An Art Project Goes Awry (VIDEO)

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – “Art Show” – When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match, on “American Housewife,” airing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Desmond)

Self-image is a tough thing to teach your impressionable kids, but imagine trying to deal with it yourself, as Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) does this week in ABC's freshman sitcom American Housewife.

The series, created by Sarah Dunn, stars Mixon and Diedrich Bader as a married couple raising their family in Westport, Connecticut, where Katie struggles to fit in with the women in the town who tend to be size 0. As if that wasn't enough of a daily struggle, Katie also works hard to keeps her children from taking on too many of the Westport shallow traits. The series also stars Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Ali Wong and Carly Hughes.

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In this week's episode, Katie finds herself on shaky ground when her youngest daughter, Anna-Kat (Butters), draws a family portrait for an art show but, as you'll see in the following clip, Katie isn't too pleased with how her daughter sees her and offers some creative input.


American Housewife, Tuesdays, 8:30/7:30, ABC