ABC Announces Music-Themed Episodes of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE

ABC Announces 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.

Photo credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal*

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