The Middle

Sophomore sitcom The Middle has received an order for two more episodes this season, bringing the total to 24, a rep for ABC tells TVGuide.com.

Averaging 8.7 million weekly viewers, The Middle kicks off ABC's Wednesday comedy block that includes Modern Family and Cougar Town.

The Middle stars Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn as a middle-class family with three quirky children.

The Middle airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on ABC.