The sitcom quickly earned an audience with moms (and dads) looking for a 30-minute break each Tuesday night, and it’s already been picked up for a second season.
We recently sat down with one of the show’s younger stars, Meg Donnelly, to chat about playing the Otto family’s oldest child, Taylor.
We also have funny alt[ernative] lines that the writers give us sometimes, and they’ll say, “How about you try this one instead of that one?
” And most of the time the alt line actually makes it in.
But at the end of the day, we really are like a family.
Actually, the two kids who play my siblings are only children too, so it’s been cool for all of us to have siblings.
In its first season, American Housewife kept viewers laughing with the far-from-perfect Otto family’s attempts at being, well, perfect.
While the neighbors in their Westport, Connecticut, town live seemingly flawless suburban lives, Katy Otto (played by Katie Mixon) faces a constant struggle when it comes to keeping her husband and three kids in line.
In fact, the pilot’s 21 scene-setting, Westport-zetzing moments never much get beyond the basic premise, dressed up in a string of one-liners, some of which are quite funny, a few vulgar, the rest TMI.
Over a long, varied career, Bader has always been good, sometimes great.
Created and written by Sarah Dunn and co-executive produced with Aaron Kaplan, Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener, and Ruben Fleischer, the Kapital Entertainment–ABC Studios co-production was greenlighted to series order on May 12, 2016.
How would you describe the bond between yourself and your onscreen siblings?
We get along—we’re in different grades, so we’re up to different things in terms of school and tutoring.
And while the 15-year-old actress might not be the target demographic for the parent-approved comedy, she fully gets the appeal.