ABC Announces Special Music-Themed Episodes of ‘American Housewife’

ABC Announces Special Music-Themed Episodes of ‘American Housewife’


ABC ANNOUNCES SPECIAL MUSIC-THEMED EPISODES OF ‘AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE’

“American Housewife” will air two special music-themed episodes this
spring. The “American Idol” episode, airing TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), includes special
appearances by music industry forces and the superstar judges of ABC’s
“American Idol,” Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy ® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest. The episode
follows Taylor’s (Meg Donnelly) dream of becoming a musical superstar.
Katie (Katy Mixon) and Greg (Diedrich Bader) are skeptical when Taylor
announces she will use her college fund to travel to Los Angeles, audition
for “American Idol,” wow the judges and become an overnight sensation; but
Taylor’s passion is undeniable.

The episode titled “American Idol” was written by Jordan Roter and directed
by John Putch.

The season finale, “A Mom’s Parade,” will air TUESDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT). The extraordinary
musical episode includes four original songs by renowned composer Justin
Paul (“The Greatest Showman,” “Dear Evan Hansen”) and Glenn Slater
(“Tangled,” “School of Rock-The Musical”), as well as choreography from
famed choreographer Ashley Wallen (“La La Land,” The Greatest Showman”).
Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for all she does, Katie decides to
go “full-Westport” and leaves the family to fend for themselves. Katie’s
plan quickly backfires when the kids seem to be doing just fine, leaving
Greg to suffer the brunt of her absence. Guest star Peyton Meyer returns as
Trip.

“A Mom’s Parade” was written by Rick Weiner & Kenny Schwartz (Story)
and Kat Likkel & John Hoberg (Teleplay), and directed by Paul Murphy.

“American Housewife” stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg
Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor Otto, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver Otto, Julia
Butters as Anna-Kat Otto, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris.

“American Housewife” is written by Sarah Dunn (“Spin City,” “Bunheads”) and
produced by Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. Sarah Dunn, Aaron
Kaplan, Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz are executive producers.

“American Housewife” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected
HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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