‘American Auto’: How to Watch the New Auto Industry-Based Sitcom

by Joe Rutland

Television sitcoms take on the auto industry with American Auto, and here’s how you can watch this new NBC sitcom at home.

OK, so this show already put up a couple of episodes on NBC prior to its main timeslot.

Outsiders, you can watch American Auto on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, on NBC. If you want to check out the previously released episodes, catch them on Hulu, iTunes, or Apple TV. You might need a season pass to the show or a subscription to these platforms, so know this ahead of time.

We have this snapshot synopsis offered by IMDb: “At the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit, a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amid a rapidly changing industry.”

Justin Spitzer, who has been a part of The Office and Superstore, created this sitcom.

Ana Gasteyer, who was part of Saturday Night Live in the past, plays Katherine, the CEO of Payne Motors. John Barinholtz, also of Superstore fame, plays Wesley, the grandson of the now-retired former CEO of Payne Motors.

Other cast members include Tye White, Harriett Dyer, Humphrey Ker, and X Mayo.

‘American Auto’ Lead Actress Appeared on ‘SNL’ With Betty White In 2010

Pardon a lot of us Outsiders if we’re still in mourning over the death on New Year’s Eve 2021 of Betty White.

The beloved actress was just weeks away from celebrating birthday No. 100 and Americans near and far away were ready to party with Betty.

Sadly, that will not happen. We do have a lot of good memories, though, of her.

One of them does involve American Auto lead actress Ana Gasteyer.

See, Betty White hosted the legendary sketch comedy show on NBC back in 2010.

Creator Lorne Michaels thought it would be a grand idea to bring back some of the former female cast members. That way, they could be there to help support Betty in her role as host.

Besides Gasteyer, others who showed up that night include Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and Molly Shannon. Basically, a who’s who and class act lineup of successful female comics who found stardom through SNL.

So, do you think people would stay up really late to watch Betty White host this show?

You bet your Password they did. (Shoutout to Betty and her beloved Allen Ludden, longtime host of that game show. She never remarried after Ludden died from cancer in 1981.)

That SNL episode with her as host brought the show its best ratings in over a year at the time.

She brought home a 5.8 rating among 18-to 49-year-olds. Approximately 12.1 million people tuned in to watch her host.