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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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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.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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 1/23
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Wheel of Pain

S04, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2013)
When Axl, Sue and Brick accidentally break the family room window, they decide to blame the Glossner children -- the bad seeds of the neighborhood; Frankie tries to land a prime dental rotation spot.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Name

S04, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 27, 2013)
Frankie's sister (Molly Shannon) offers to help at the house while Frankie studies for her finals for dental-assistant school; Axl tries not to act jealous when Cassidy's ex-boyfriend visits.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Bachelor

S04, E19  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 2013)
Disappointed with the finale of ``The Bachelor,'' Frankie mopes for days; when Sue joins the school's tennis team, Mike tries to toughen her up by complimenting her opponents during matches; Cassidy and Axl consider the future of their relationship.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Dollar Days

S04, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 10, 2013)
Frankie has a difficult time describing herself during a job interview; Sue dispenses unwanted advice to Axl and his band mates; Brick joins the Prairie Scouts.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

From Orson With Love

S04, E21  (First Aired: May. 1, 2013)
Frankie tries to make Sue appear more popular on Facebook; Frankie's dad (Jerry Van Dyke) makes Mike listen to long-winded life stories; Brick and Axl try to create a viral video.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Unbraceable You

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 2014)
Frankie discovers school started a week earlier than she thought, forcing Sue and Brick to scramble to make up missed time; Sue gets her braces removed; Mike loses to Axl at basketball for the first time; Brick looks for the perfect book bag.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Loneliest Locker

S06, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 2014)
Mike and Frankie search for second jobs in order to send Sue to a good college; without asking, Axl takes household items to furnish the home he and Hutch are renting; Brick finds noisy childhood toys Frankie had purposefully hidden.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

Hallelujah Hoedown

S04, E22  (First Aired: May. 8, 2013)
Frankie tells the kids what she wants for Mother's Day so one of them can clue in Mike; after repeatedly failing the driving test, Sue feels resentful when her friends get their licenses; Axl receives stunning news from Cassidy.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Ditch

S04, E23  (First Aired: May. 15, 2013)
While dressed in a lab coat for her dental assisting job, Frankie is mistaken for a doctor and receives special treatment; Axl talks Sue into ditching school for the day; Mike and Axl's fishing trip goes awry.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT

The Graduation

S04, E24  (First Aired: May. 22, 2013)
Tension builds as Frankie tries to plan a graduation party for uncooperative Axl; Sue tries to get her driver's license for a sixth time; Brick must assemble a slide show highlighting the past four years of school.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 9.1
  • WGNDT