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.
S03, E12 (First Aired: Jan. 4, 2012)
Frankie decides that each family member will have a New Year's resolution assigned anonymously, with an incentive to help keep everyone on track; chaos ensues as all try to fulfill their promises.
S03, E13 (First Aired: Jan. 11, 2012)
After Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie decides the family needs to start celebrating more milestones; Axl eats Brick's school project; Sue learns a boy at school has a crush on her.