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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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While You Were Sleeping

S06, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 2015)
Frankie and Mike's date night is ruined when both fall asleep; Axl and Brick try to invent the next big thing; Sue is invited to the prom by a handsome store greeter but has to figure out a way to leave work early in order to go.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Mother's Day Reservations

S06, E23  (First Aired: May. 6, 2015)
Mike's incompetence threatens to ruin Frankie's Mother's Day; Mike tells Axl, Sue and Brick to put some effort into a gift for Frankie; Frankie asks the kids how they would differ from her as parents.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Graduate

S06, E24  (First Aired: May. 13, 2015)
Sue worries a series of unexpected events may ruin her graduation; Frankie and Mike are shocked when they learn Brick has been offered a chance to skip eighth grade; Axl is afraid he will lose his girlfriend.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Pilot

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 2009)
Sue auditions for show choir; Brick asks Frankie to come to his class presentation dressed in a costume; Frankie thinks she has finally sold a car.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Scratch

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 2009)
An accident leads to a visit from a social worker; Bob tries to help Mr. Ehlert shoot a commercial.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Siblings

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 2009)
Frankie tries to stop her kids from fighting with one another; Mike considers firing Aunt Edie when she makes a costly mistake.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Cheerleader

S01, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 2009)
Frankie organizes a publicity stunt in hopes of saving her job; Sue discovers she needs glasses; Brick starts reading his mother's romance novels.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Floating Anniversary

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 2009)
Sick Brick, lovesick Sue, Axl, two crazy aunts and their diaper-wearing dog thwart Frankie and Mike's romantic plans for their anniversary.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 30, 2009)
A middle-class family tries to keep its collective head above water.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT
  •  
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Trip

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 21, 2009)
Frankie encourages Sue to fight for her right to attend a class trip to the state capital; Brick's first girlfriend turns out to be a bit bossy.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Block Party

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 2009)
When Brick's teachers determine that he is socially challenged, Mike involves him in various activities, eventually settling on the block-party lawn-mower contest.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Front Door

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 2009)
Axl accidentally breaks down the front door and Mike insists he fix it; Frankie may be forced to wear a dog suit.
  • Fri 9/9
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

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.
  • Sun 9/11
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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 9/12
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 30, 2009)
A middle-class family tries to keep its collective head above water.
  • Mon 9/12
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT