‘American Housewife’ Emmy FYC event: Katy Mixon and cast bowl over the crowd

The cast of ABC’s “American Housewife” were on-hand for a panel discussion for prospective Emmy voters Friday night at the Lucky Strike Live bowling alley in Hollywood. Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Daniel DiMaggio, Meg Donnelly and Carly Hughes chatted with moderator George Pennacchio of ABC7 before engaging with excited fans and TV academy members who were there to test their bowling skills, eat fried foods and drink cocktails. Various episodes of the ABC hit comedy played on large screens throughout the entire sold-out bowling alley. See two fun pics below.

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Mixon, who’s starred in everything from “Hell or High Water” to “Mike & Molly,” plays the titular housewife Katie Otto, who tries to make a name for herself in her community of entitled families. Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”) takes on the role of her loving husband Greg, DiMaggio and Donnelly play their kids Oliver and Taylor, and Hughes portrays Katie’s friend Angela. “American Housewife,” which is nearing the end of its 23-episode first season on ABC, is created and written by Sarah Dunn (“Spin City”).

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Gold Derby chatted with Mixon at the pre-party, who felt blessed to go right from “Mike & Molly” into this new show. When she informed us that she’s eight months pregnant, we told her we had a perfect name for her child: Emmy! ABC’s family comedies have had great luck at the Emmy Awards in recent years, with “Modern Family” winning Best Comedy Series a record-tying five times in a row (2010-2014) and “Black-ish” receiving its first series bid last year. Will “American Housewife” be the network’s next family comedy to bowl over Emmy voters?

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