The Middle

The MiddleNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 30, 2009 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Peter Breitmayer, and Brian Doyle-Murray.

TV show description:      
Living in the small town of Orson, Indiana (the “middle” of the country), Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) is a supermom. She’s kept busy wrangling three quirky kids, trying to keep her husband on track and working to sell cars for a local dealership. Unfortunately, she doesn’t do any of the jobs in a way that makes her very proud.

At work, she’s the third best salesperson but there’s only three salespeople and she consistently fails to make a sale. Her grumpy boss, Mr. Ehlert (Brian Doyle-Murray), is constantly threatening to fire her. Her friend and number two salesman, Bob (Chris Kattan), isn’t much better off and helps Frankie out where he can.

Mike Heck (Neil Flynn) is Frankie’s husband and works as a quarry manager. He doesn’t have a very orthodox parenting style, isn’t a very sensitive husband, and is known for being brutally honest. He loves Frankie though and together, they do their best to get through life.

Axl Heck (Charlie McDermott) is the oldest of the two Heck boys and was conceived during his parents’ Guns ‘n Roses period. He’s a typical teenage boy who’s sullen, eats the family out of house and home, and also has a penchant for walking around in his underwear. When his parents want to punish Axl, they wish that he had something cool like a car, TV, or cell phone that they could take away from him.

Sue Heck (Eden Sher) is the Hecks’ teenage daughter. As the middle child, she seems to be suffering from Jan Brady syndrome and doesn’t seem to be able to find her niche. Sue fails at everything she tries with great gusto. She never gives up but her parents kind of wish she would.

Brick Heck (Atticus Shaffer) is the youngest son and is known for his odd behavior. His best friend is his backpack and he whispers to himself for comfort. He loves to read and is likely the most intelligent Heck in the family.

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  1. Eddie says

    My wife and I’s favorite show on broadcast TV. Love all the Characters, we always feel better after watching this show!!! Please keep it on!

  2. dee says

    love the Middle.Everyone is so funny and talnted.The best comedy on tv and its actually a family friendly show.

  3. Don't touch the Pitbull says

    cancel this **** already.

    it’s basically the same thing every damn week, it’s not going anywhere!

    end it!

    they’re not great actors1

  4. melony says

    I am learning and nowing live cen be good I love the middle I am learing a lot. It is just
    a mazzing I hope it goes a long time.

  5. Amanda S. says

    I love The Middle! I really hope it doesn’t get cancelled I wish it came on at 830 though I don’t get home on Wednesdays until about 825 so I always end up having to watch it the next day on the abc app.

  6. Joyce Kirkpatrick says

    I love, love, love The Middle! I can’t wait for Wednesday nights to watch this show. It is heartwarming, funny, and everyone can identify with at least one of the characters. They are all lovable, and yes they are quirky, but good quirky! I love the comradarie between Mike and Frankie, Brick is adorable, as is Sue. Axl is funny and just like most teenage boys, which makes him so great. I could not bear it if this show was cancelled. It’s wonderful, clean fun for the whole family!

  7. Timmy&GingerB says

    WELL! If you are a wierdo or into being and idolizing being single (or semi-single)
    you would not love this show. The Middle is great family situational comedy. Yes,
    rabbits and kittens in Brick’s closet was a strange episode but this is very entertaining. My friend and I Larry (from Santa Barbara originally) love to discuss; the episode did deal with a reality-Facebook is here>>>>. Whoopi was on the show called Guidance Counselor where she does a great job. check it out

  8. Ronnie says

    The Middle is the best sitcom on TV right now. The writing is ingenious and the acting excellent. It’s kind of a heartwarming satire. The audience identifies with the characters and their situations – There’s something for everyone here. Plus it’s nice to see Patty Heaton in a role where she can really shine. There’s a good reason it hasn’t been cancelled!

  9. Norman Stanley says

    Love The Middle it’s currently the Best American Sit-Com on TV it’s much funnier than Modern Family

  10. Mr.Orange says

    I started hating Frankie the minute she called “Reservoir Dogs” disgusting and



    it’s a good movie!

    love the rest of the cast though!

  11. Rinky says

    I love The Middle much much more than Modern Family.
    The MIddle is about real people who live in a house that most of us live in.
    It’s nice to watch the Modern Familys’ super nice homes but their homes are only
    “pipe dreams” for many of us.

  12. warren says

    you have got to be joking uk here and we just love it sky 1 fridays wouldn’t be the same without this and Modern family

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