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Season 1
Ep 1 - Pilot Toggle seen
Katie tries to help Anna-Kat fit in at school; Taylor and Oliver like the luxe Westport lifestyle.
Ep 2 - The Nap Toggle seen
Greg comes down with the flu and Katie battles exhaustion trying to take care of him and the kids. Later: her exhaustion leads to a confrontation with the school's overbearing school crossing guard.
Ep 3 - Westport Zombies Toggle seen
Katie competes in a zombie run with a neighbor while Greg and Anna-Kat get carried away with the "zombie" theme.
Ep 4 - Art Show Toggle seen
When Anna-Kat draws an unflattering portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie plans to retrieve it before anyone can see it; Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor.
Ep 5 - The Snub Toggle seen
Katie imitates the other moms to help Anna-Kat get invited to a popular girl's birthday party.
Ep 6 - The Blow-Up Toggle seen
Katie's mom visits for Thanksgiving, which puts Katie on edge, but a surprising ally surfaces to help ease the tension.
Ep 7 - Power Couple Toggle seen
Katie and Greg throw themselves into PTA politics when they learn that Anna-Kat’s special needs teacher, Dr. Ellie, has been cut from the school budget. Greg gets elected to the PTA, and things are looking good, but can Katie keep her mouth in check long enough to win the votes they need?
Ep 8 - Westport Cotillion Toggle seen
Oliver is secretly taking dancing and manners classes in hopes of getting the girl he likes to go to the Westport Cotillion with him. He asks for his dad’s help in keeping this all secret from Katie, afraid that she’ll interfere, but that’s easier said than done,
Ep 9 - Krampus Katie Toggle seen
Viv gets a reluctant Katie to help out with the school Christmas pageant; Greg takes Taylor and Oliver to a nursing home to cheer up the residents.
Ep 10 - The Playdate Toggle seen
Anna-Kat has a playdate with a "normal" girl, but Anna-Kat reveals herself to be a kleptomaniac, leading to a conflict between her, Greg and Katie as they try to resolve things.
Ep 11 - The Snowstorm Toggle seen
The Ottos struggle with being stuck at home without power during a snowstorm.
Ep 12 - Surprise Toggle seen
Katie throws a surprise party for Oliver's birthday after he asks for no party.
Ep 13 - Then and Now Toggle seen
The Ottos face the prospect of leaving Westport when their house is put up for sale. No one wants to leave except Katie, who seems determined to move on despite some fun memories of her family's time there.
Ep 14 - Time for Love Toggle seen
Katie's least favorite holiday is Valentine's Day, but her desire for a low-key approach is overridden by Greg's over-the-top romantic gestures. Meanwhile Oliver has an expensive gift for the girl he's crushing on, and Taylor tries to put one over on her parents in order to attend a Valentine's Day party.
Ep 15 - The Man Date Toggle seen
Greg befriends fellow history buff but Katie is not happy because he is married to her nemesis.
Ep 16 - Bag Lady Toggle seen
Katy stops micromanaging to prove a point, but soon realizes everything still runs smoothly. Later: she gets revenge on a local grocery store for selling her defective trash bags.
Ep 17 - Other People's Marriages Toggle seen
Katie encourages Viv to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him - and move in with the Ottos - .
Ep 18 - The Otto Motto Toggle seen
Greg challenges Katie to learn French and set a better example for Taylor, who has developed a habit for quitting school activities.
Ep 19 - The Polo Match Toggle seen
When Doris insists that Katie attend the charity polo match she's organizing, Katie invites her crass best friend from college, Billy, to inject some life into the festivities, but Billy grates on the rest of the Ottos.
Ep 20 - The Walk Toggle seen
Anna-Kat wants to walk to the library by herself. Elsewhere: Greg copes with Katie's dating life and Katie is annoyed that Oliver's entitled friend seems to be spending every waking moment at the Ottos.
Ep 21 - The Club Toggle seen
Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, so her therapists suggests the Ottos take her swimming, but that involves Katie overcoming her fear of wearing a swimsuit in public. Elsewhere: Oliver gives his dad a style makeover.
Ep 22 - Dude, Where's My Napkin? Toggle seen
Katie and Greg enjoy a night on the town with Angela's ex after she helps Greg land a book deal, but Angela's ex soon accuses Katie of being a bad friend.
Ep 23 - Can't Hide it Anymore Toggle seen
Katie fakes a pregnancy to get out of mandatory volunteer hours, but things go too far after a baby shower is planned for her.
Season 2
Ep 1 - Back to School Toggle seen
Katie must mend fences with the Westport moms by volunteering to run the school's spring gala. Meanwhile, Katie confronts Oliver's belittling ballet teacher; and Taylor and Greg disagree about the necessity of college.
Ep 2 - Boar-Dain Toggle seen
Katie plans the spring gala her way, despite pressure from Oliver, Greg and Tara. Meanwhile, Oliver is emasculated by his ex-girlfriend, so Greg attempts to teach him how to man up by throwing a successful barbecue.
Ep 3 - The Uprising Toggle seen
Taylor dyes her hair blonde without Katie's permission. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat decides she's now a vegetarian; and Greg and Katie help Oliver come to terms with embarrassment after Oliver has a humiliating moment in ballet class.
Ep 4 - The Lice Storm Toggle seen
A lice infestation occurs in the Otto household thanks to Anna-Kate, and Katie uses this as an excuse to bond with Taylor. Meanwhile, Greg and Oliver camp in the backyard, but Oliver keeps ditching their campout to hang with their sleazy new neighbor.
Ep 5 - Boo-Who? Toggle seen
The Ottos receive a "Boo," which is a Westport tradition of an anonymous note and goodies being left on a neighbor's doorstep, and Katie is absolutely giddy about it, but then they find out it was put at their door by accident.
Ep 6 - The Pig Whisperer Toggle seen
Greg sides with Anna-Kat about keeping her beloved pet pig, despite Katie's objections, and he even plays dirty to win this battle. Meanwhile, Oliver and Viv compete for the attention of a new neighbor; and Taylor considers dating an older guy.
Ep 7 - Family Secrets Toggle seen
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, arrives unannounced and nothing goes as intended.
Ep 8 - Gala Auction Toggle seen
After failing to get donations on her own terms, Katie gives in to the dark side and teams up with Oliver to bribe rich Westport families to donate big-ticket items for the spring gala. Greg decides to take Taylor and Anna-Kat to a Revolutionary War reenactment, which Taylor finds lame until she starts a revolution of her own.
Ep 9 - The Couple Toggle seen
After feeling like their whole world and all of their conversations revolve around kids, Greg and Katie are ecstatic to meet new friends Zach and Courtney, a couple without children. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat coerces Taylor and Oliver into helping her with a storytelling project, which turns out to be a little more grisly than anticipated.
Ep 10 - Blue Christmas Toggle seen
When Doris goes into labor and Katie heads to the hospital to be with her, the Ottos struggle to be in the same place at the same time in order to open their Christmas presents together, as is the Otto family tradition. Meanwhile, Taylor coaches Oliver on the best way to ask out a crush, starting with the gift shop clerk.
Ep 11 - Blondetourage Toggle seen
Taylor enlists Oliver to help her carry out a scheme so she can ditch her less cool friend Ellen and go to a concert with her "blondetourage." Meanwhile, Katie is devastated when Anna-Kat doesn't need her as much anymore, which causes Katie to make some poor and desperate parenting decisions.
Ep 12 - Selling Out Toggle seen
Katie is worried that the launch of Greg's new book might go poorly, so she enlists Angela and Doris to write positive reviews of the book online to boost his confidence. When the book unexpectedly does exceedingly well, Greg buys a new car without consulting Katie.
Ep 13 - The Anniversary Toggle seen
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.
Ep 14 - Midlife Crisis Toggle seen
Katie takes Oliver out of school for a day to help loosen him up after Oliver suffers from a meltdown about something minor. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat takes Greg to the park to help him make new friends.
Ep 15 - The Mom Switch Toggle seen
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.
Ep 16 - Field Day Toggle seen
Katie takes things too seriously at a field day competition; Greg makes chili for a competition.
Ep 17 - All Coupled Up Toggle seen
The Otto children 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.
Ep 18 - The Venue Toggle seen
Katie enlists Angela's legal help to convince Chloe Brown Mueller to sign off on the venue for the Spring Gala, but Angela ends up cozying up to Chloe instead.
Ep 19 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye Toggle seen
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.
Ep 20 - The Inheritance Toggle seen
After the passing of a family friend, the Ottos all react differently to the allotment of the deceased’s inheritance
Ep 21 - It's Not You, It's Me Toggle seen
Katie and Greg struggle to resist the urge to micromanage as their children navigate life choices, such as landing your first job, picking out friends and managing homework.
Ep 22 - Sliding Sweaters Toggle seen
When Katie starts her day in a bad mood, the Ottos come together to cheer her up; but in an alternate reality and in a different sweater, Katie starts her day in a good mood and the family comes together to cheer up Greg.
Ep 23 - Finding Fillion Toggle seen
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.
Ep 24 - The Spring Gala Toggle seen
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. Nathan Fillion guest stars as himself.
Season 3
Ep 1 - Mom Guilt Toggle seen
Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.
Ep 2 - Here We Go Again Toggle seen
With her new job taking up more of her time, Katie and Greg try to split up parenting duties. Katie over-involves herself in Taylor's social life by trying to keep some distance between Taylor and her boyfriend, Trip, to make sure Taylor is her own person aside from him. Meanwhile, Greg tries to convince Oliver to be honest after overhearing Oliver lie to his friends about his less-than-luxurious summer vacation.
Ep 3 - Cheaters Sometimes Win Toggle seen
When Katie's mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), comes to town, Katie and Kathryn encourage the kids to make less than favorable decisions: Oliver cheats in shop class and Katie helps him try to get out of it, while Kathryn reassures Taylor that she doesn't need to go to college.
Ep 4 - Enemies: An Otto Story Toggle seen
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller's daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids' election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor's new friend Pierce is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.
Ep 5 - Trust Me Toggle seen
When Taylor decides she wants to go to a Halloween party, Greg and Katie disagree on whether or not Taylor can be trusted. Oliver and Cooper anxiously try to prepare for playing a game of "seven minutes in heaven" with their dates at a separate Halloween event. A pregnant Viv follows Katie around trying to get help preparing for her baby's arrival.
Ep 6 - Body Image Toggle seen
The previous "fattest housewife" in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, and Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie's face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance.
Ep 7 - The Code Toggle seen
Katie learns that the pin code the Ottos use for everything spells out Greg's ex-girlfriend's name, and retaliates by dragging out old gifts from past boyfriends. Meanwhile, the kids' current love lives take a hit as Taylor and Trip argue over her relationship with Pierce; and Oliver and Gina's relationship goes south when they both apply for a ballet scholarship that only one of them gets.
Ep 8 - Trophy Wife Toggle seen
Katie lands the perfect pawn to play on the insecurities of the Westport housewives when she convinces a hot young trophy wife named Harper to volunteer as room mom for Anna-Kat's class, but she quickly shifts gears when Harper rejects Anna-Kat's idea for movie night. Meanwhile, Greg enlists the help of the kids to get Katie's mom, Kathryn, to take an interest in someone other than herself.
Ep 9 - Highs and Lows Toggle seen
Oliver and Taylor stumble through their love lives, making Katie miss the spontaneity and unpredictability of being young and in love. Meanwhile, Kathryn's plan to soothe Oliver's heartbreak backfires when she tracks down an old boyfriend, Dan, and he is not as she remembers. At the same time, Anna-Kat makes strides at school when Franklin is stuck at home with the chickenpox, forcing her to make a new friend.
Ep 10 - Saving Christmas Toggle seen
Katie strives to keep her long-separated parents apart when her father arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas. Anna-Kat does her best to help Trip win Taylor back but has a hard time getting past a very persistent Pierce. Meanwhile, Oliver thinks no one will remember him as the mask-wearing villain in the school's production of "The Nutcracker" but quickly takes center stage when a series of mishaps damages his costume.
Ep 11 - The Things You Do Toggle seen
Greg's insistence on doing the family's taxes prompts Katie to take matters into her own hands; Oliver and Anna-Kat join forces in an attempt to win a popular radio contest; Taylor finally sees Pierce's true colors.
Ep 12 - Disconnected Toggle seen
Katie plans a "friend date" in hopes of reconnecting with Taylor; Greg attends self-help seminar with Oliver; Anna-Kat takes extreme measures to secure her place as Katie's favorite child.
Ep 13 - Mo' Money, Mo' Problems Toggle seen
Katie encourages Greg to splurge on an overnight getaway; Oliver's attempt at a rebellious streak ends in disaster; Taylor comes to the realization that she needs to step up and be a better big sister
Ep 14 - Baby Crazy Toggle seen
Katie panics when Greg is hit with a bout of baby fever; Taylor tricks Oliver into helping her.
Ep 15 - American Idol Toggle seen
Greg enlists Oliver and Anna-Kat's help to drum up new recruits for the Westport Historical Guild; Katie does her best to support Taylor's dreams of becoming the next "American Idol."
Ep 16 - Insta-Friends Toggle seen
Katie feels left out when Greg becomes fast friends with the newest member of the Westport Historical Guild; Oliver fears Cooper is ditching him when he sees on social media that Cooper lied about his weekend plans.
Ep 17 - Liar Liar, Room on Fire Toggle seen
When Katie forgets Greg's birthday, she attempts to make up for it by pulling together a last-minute dinner party.
Ep 18 - Phone Free Day Toggle seen
In order to avoid buying Anna-Kat a cellphone, Katie makes a pact with the girls that she and Taylor can go an entire day without using their phones; disappointed with Greg's advice, Oliver seeks the guidance of an old friend.
Ep 19 - Grandma's Way Toggle seen
When Katie gets sick, Greg enlists Kathryn's help in taking care of the kids; Taylor gets a taste of her own medicine when she tries to help an unruly Katie.
Ep 20 - Field Trippin' Toggle seen
Fearing she's spending too much time at the office, Katie volunteers to chaperone Anna-Kat's school field trip; Greg takes a creative approach to parenting when he catches Taylor and Oliver in a lie.
Ep 21 - Locked in the Basement Toggle seen
Anna-Kat becomes best friends with Chloe Brown Mueller's daughter; Greg encourages Oliver to be honest with his girlfriend and not hide his passion for ballet.
Ep 22 - The Dance Toggle seen
With the kids away at the school dance, Katie and Greg look forward to a romantic evening alone; Anna-Kat is crushed when the boy she likes doesn't ask her to the dance; Oliver begins to panic when the town psychic's predictions begin to come true.
Ep 23 - A Mom's Parade Toggle seen
Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for all she does, Katie decides to leave the family to fend for itself.
Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring. Katie's perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor's decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn't happen, regardless of the consequences.
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Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for all she does, Katie decides to leave the family to fend for itself.
Status:
Continuing
Network:
ABC (US)
Airs:
00:00:00
Runtime:
25 minutes