Anna Kat was a beloved character on the ABC comedy series American Housewife. She was the daughter of Katie and Greg Otto, played by Katy Mixon and Diedrich Bader respectively, and was portrayed by Julia Butters. Sadly, in September 2020, it was announced that the character was being replaced and Butters would no longer be part of the series. This left fans wondering why the change was made and who was replacing Anna Kat.
Anna Kat’s Departure
Anna Kat was first introduced in the series’ premiere episode in 2016, quickly becoming a fan favorite. She was a precocious and intelligent young girl who often found herself in humorous situations. Her character was beloved by viewers and she was often seen as the heart of the show.
However, after four years on the show, it was announced in September 2020 that Julia Butters would be leaving the show and her character would be replaced. This was due to Butters’ rising career in Hollywood, as she had recently been cast in several movies, including “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
Who Replaced Her?
The character of Anna Kat was replaced by Giselle Eisenberg, who had previously been a series regular on the CBS series “Life in Pieces”. Eisenberg’s character, Taylor Otto, is the daughter of Katie and Greg and is described as being “just as precocious and intelligent as her predecessor, Anna Kat”.
Eisenberg has been well received by fans of the show, with many viewing her as a worthy successor to Butters. She has already been praised for her performance and it seems she is off to a good start.
Anna Kat will certainly be missed, but it is clear that Giselle Eisenberg is a worthy successor. Fans of American Housewife can look forward to seeing more of Taylor Otto in future episodes as the show continues.