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The Middle

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.

Premiere:
Sep 30, 2009
Original Network:
ABC
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Hecking It Up

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 2012)
Frankie is deeply disappointed with her volunteer assignment at the Indiana-hosted Super Bowl; when the Donahues are out of town, the Hecks take advantage of their new car; Sue professes her feelings to Matt.
  • Tue 5/31
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Concert

S03, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 2012)
Frankie vows to get tickets to a Justin Bieber concert for Sue; Mike coaches Brick for the school's annual spelling bee; Axl and his friends try to break a speed limit -- on foot.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Sit Down

S03, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 2012)
Sue, Axl and Brick have a meeting with Frankie and Mike to air complaints about their parenting styles; when Mike and Frankie change their ways, things do not turn out the way the kids expected.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Leap Year

S03, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 29, 2012)
Sue wants a big celebration for her leap year birthday; Frankie learns that Mike has been caring for a stray cat; Brick develops a crush on a girl in his class; Axl becomes fascinated with vacuuming.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Paper Route

S03, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 14, 2012)
Brick takes a newspaper delivery job in order to earn money for night vision goggles; Axl tries to convince Sue that a long-distance relationship between her and Matt won't work; Frankie learns that Mike has been hoarding batteries.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Second Act

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 2012)
After being fired from the car dealership and vowing not to take any job that comes her way, Frankie goes to tech school to get a real career; Axl begins his senior year of high school; sophomore Sue mentors a freshman.
  • Mon 6/6
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Bunny Therapy

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2012)
To help Brick's interactions with people, the school therapist urges Frankie and Mike to get him a small pet, but the ill-tempered bunny they give him teaches the family the true meaning of evil; Axl dates two cheerleaders.
  • Mon 6/6
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Get Your Business Done

S03, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 11, 2012)
After attending a new church, Frankie is inspired by a pastor who wants people to live without regrets by fulfilling their own destiny.
  • Tue 6/7
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Guidance Counselor

S03, E21  (First Aired: May. 2, 2012)
Sue forms a connection with her awkward guidance counselor (Whoopi Goldberg ); Frankie is frustrated when Mike insists on assembling their new bed by himself; Brick tries to relay a complaint to the president.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Clover

S03, E22  (First Aired: May. 9, 2012)
Brick finds a four-leaf clover that seems to bring bad luck; Axl is shocked when his friend asks Sue to the prom.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Telling

S03, E23  (First Aired: May. 16, 2012)
Mike objects when Frankie starts using Brick as a snitch; Sue catches Axl sneaking into the house in the middle of the night.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Wedding

S03, E24  (First Aired: May. 23, 2012)
Mike's brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), invites the Hecks to his wedding, but lists their address as the location of the ceremony; Brick isn't allowed to go to a party that falls on the same day of the wedding.
  • Sat 6/11
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Hose

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 2012)
A neighbor accuses Frankie of stealing her hose; Sue cancels a road trip to Cincinnati after seeing Mike's paycheck; Brick learns about the birds and the bees.
  • Mon 6/13
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Safe

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2012)
Frankie does not make a good impression on the first day of dental assistant school; Mike and Frankie ask Axl to get a tutor and improve his grades; Sue and Brick try to pawn an item they found in an old safe.
  • Mon 6/13
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT