Come October, the whole country will get to know the small seaside town of Westport, Conn. a little better–or at least a satirical version of it.

"American Housewife," premiering on ABC on October 11, is a comedy about the absurdity of trying to keep up with the Joneses in wealthy suburban towns, and Westport happens to be the backdrop.

The trailer for the show opens with shots of the Westport marina, beautiful mansions and lead actress Katy Mixon's narration: "The only reason we're in this hoity-toity town is because Westport has a great public school."

Creator Sarah Dunn says the actual town doesn't really matter, though. The show could really take place in any suburb.

"I wanted to do something about the difference between that sort of curated, photo-ready life and the real challenges of raising a family and hoping your kids turn out to be real, authentic people," she said. "It's a comedy with spin class jokes...it all just felt like really fertile ground for story–something I'm not sure I've seen fully mined yet on TV."

Dunn, who grew up in a town on the Hudson River, thought Westport just sounded good. In fact, the original title of the show was "The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport." 

"'Westport' just fit the singsongy vibe of the title. 'Westport' always sounded right to me. Remember 'East Egg' and 'West Egg' in Gatsby? They told you everything you needed to know–not that we're aiming for Fitzgerald literary heights here." she said.

As of now, the show is not actually shot in Westport (it's shot in Studio City, Los Angeles) save for the establishing shots in the beginning, but Dunn hopes to do some on-location shooting in the future.

The comedy centers around a mom named Katie, played by Mixon of "Mike & Molly," who tries her hardest not to fit in. Two of her kids, on the other hand, are becoming a little too "Westport" for her liking.

"Hey, that's for my Roth IRA!" her young son yells in the trailer as Katie confiscates a jar of money from his room.

It pokes fun at the modern "Stepford Wife" stereotype showing slender women in tight yoga pants, drinking green juice while dropping their kids off at school. Meanwhile Katie has yesterday's pizza stuck to her sweater.

That's where the original title came from.

"I think the original title was fun, certainly not mean-spirited. If anything, it's a comment on societal standards more than some jibe at overweight people," Dunn said. "But 'American Housewife' gets more to the core of the show, which isn't specifically about weight so much as it is the experience of being a mom, a housewife."

So how will real Westport moms react? Dunn hopes they will have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

"I think they'll see we're not making fun of anyone so much as we are looking at a lot of ridiculous societal tics. We've got a big-hearted show that, especially over the course of the season, opens up to show Westport and these green-juice-drinking moms in a more three-dimensional way," she said. "I hope people watching the show recognize Katie's eyerolls as their own."