Many American Housewife fans are confused about Ali Wong’s recent storyline on the show so what happened to the character?

The ABC series went through a major shake-up when actress Carly Hughes announced her departure in November last year after being on the show for four years.

Viewers are questioning Ali Wong’s most recent storyline as her character Doris has appeared in recent episodes only via a video call.

So, what happened to Ali?

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American Housewife: What happened to Ali Wong?

On American Housewife, Ali Wong plays a character called Doris, one of Katie’s (Katy Mixon) best friends. She’s been on the show since 2016.

But in recent episodes, Doris appeared only via a video call as the character is out of town and is spending some time in Hawaii.

It’s not only viewers who have questioned Doris’s absence as Katie asked her in a recent episode: “When are you coming home from Hawaii? Having second breakfast without you like this is ridiculous. They wouldn’t buy that we’re sharing waffles.”

Some fans have suggested that Ali’s physical absence might be because of current lockdown restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

A lot of production companies have changed their filming schedules so this might have clashed with Ali’s other commitments.

But the actress hasn’t explained the reason for her character’s storyline on the show.

Screenshot – Doris Gives Katie Advice About Taylor and Trip – American Housewife

Has Ali Wong left the show?

There are no reports that Ali has left the show. According to IMDB, the actress is yet to appear in future episodes of American Housewife.

Her profile shows that she doesn’t have any upcoming movies or TV series in the works but she might be busy focusing on other projects.

What we do know is that she will be back for the new season of the Netflix sitcom Tuca and Bertie. The second season is set to premiere later this year.

Moreover, Ali is also a stand-up comedian and her Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife have both received critical acclaim.

Fans react on Twitter

A number of American Housewife fans have taken to Twitter to question Ali’s physical absence from the series.

Check out a selection of reactions down below.

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