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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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Heck's Best Thing

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 2011)
Mike and Frankie worry Axl will blow an opportunity that could result in a full college scholarship; Brick and Sue start a texting marathon after Aunt Edie accidentally gives them her cell phone.
  • Fri 6/23
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Play

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2011)
Frankie and Sue are cast in a community theater production of ``The Wizard of Oz''; Brick invites his quirky uncle (Norm Macdonald) to attend Special Friends Day at school.
  • Sat 6/24
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Drop Off

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2013)
Against Axl's wishes, the whole family takes him to college and helps him move into the dorm; Brick keeps losing his new cell phone.
  • Mon 6/26
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Change in the Air

S05, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 2013)
Sue feels a sense of freedom without Axl at school; Brick struggles with a fear as he starts middle school; Frankie is jealous when she learns that Axl replies to Mike's texts but not hers.
  • Mon 6/26
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Year of the Hecks

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.
  • Tue 6/27
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Map

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.
  • Wed 6/28
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

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.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 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.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 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.
  • Sat 7/1
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Potato

S05, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 2013)
In order to get her own car, Sue gets a job at a mall eatery; Mike and Frankie learn that Brick hasn't been attending any classes; Axl spends nights at home to avoid his horrible roommate.
  • Mon 7/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The 100th

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 2013)
Mike and Frankie begrudgingly agree to drive a giant cow float in a parade as the town of Orson celebrates its 100th anniversary; Sue tries to make Darrin jealous.
  • Mon 7/3
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 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.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 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.
  • Wed 7/5
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT