Premise: In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck (two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton) uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate young man; awkward daughter Sue cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an unusual child whose best friend is his backpack.
S01, E13 (First Aired: Jan. 13, 2010)
Mike discovers a dinosaur bone in the quarry at work; Brick decides to run for school historian.
S01, E14 (First Aired: Feb. 3, 2010)
Frankie vows to stop yelling at the kids if they start following through on their schoolwork and chores; Mike takes a night job as a driver delivering snack cakes.