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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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Back to School

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 2010)
Frankie comes up with a plan to stay on top of her kids' schedules; Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts) accuses Frankie of being overprotective.
  • Fri 9/30
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Hecking Order

S03, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 2011)
Axl plays a trick on Sue, who is now in high school with him; after learning his son has been allowed to skip gym class, Mike meets with Brick's new fourth grade teacher (Chord Overstreet).
  • Sun 10/2
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Major Changes

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 2011)
After being humiliated and disgusted by a family member's behavior, Frankie announces changes need to be made, then promptly escapes to her mother's house.
  • Mon 10/3
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Homecoming

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 2010)
Mike and Frankie must decide whether to attend Axl's football game or Sue's first cross-country meet; after raking the yard, Brick wants to set the leaves free in the forest.
  • Mon 10/3
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Diaper Incident

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 2010)
A store clerk makes an assumption that leaves Frankie feeling humiliated; Sue falls for one of Axl's friends; Brick tests urban legends.
  • Tue 10/4
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Quarry

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2010)
Mike tries to teach Axl a lesson after he is suspended from school; Brick is baffled by his own magic trick.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Foreign Exchange

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 2010)
Frankie convinces the family to host a Japanese foreign exchange student to expose him to American life; the Hecks get frustrated when the student shows no interest in the family.
  • Thu 10/6
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

A Birthday Story

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2010)
On his ninth birthday, Brick wants to hear the true story about the day he was born; Axl's new manager at the movie theater is attractive but dumb, leading him to wonder if her attractiveness trumps her incompetence.
  • Fri 10/7
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Test

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 2011)
Frankie discovers that Axl hasn't studied for his quickly approaching PSATs; Sue tries out for cheerleading; Mike tries to help Brick toughen up.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Bad Choices

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 2011)
Frankie and Mike consider trading the burdens of home ownership for apartment living; Axl fakes sickness to get out of a test; Sue and Brad put together a skit about the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; Brick quotes Shakespeare.
  • Mon 10/10
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Errand Boy

S02, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 2010)
Brick pleads with Frankie to leave him home alone when she runs errands; Mike overhears Sue's friend insult his daughter; Axl tries to grow a beard for the football playoffs.
  • Mon 10/10
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Taking Back the House

S02, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 2011)
Axl, Sue and Brick resist when Mike and Frankie try to regain control of the household.
  • Tue 10/11
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Big Chill

S02, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 2011)
Mike gets mad at Frankie when she unwittingly pays $200 for eye cream; Axl cares for a mechanical infant for health class; Sue and Brick try to repair a hole in the wall.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Super Sunday

S02, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 2011)
In preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl, Brick studies football; Mr. Ehlert asks Frankie to accompany him to a managerial seminar.
  • Thu 10/13
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT