The Middle 2009 | TV Show

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A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland following the daily strife of frazzled mum Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behaviour.

Premiered: September 30, 2009

Rating: TV-PG

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Tue Mar 3 9:00am
The Kiss(Season 5, Episode 8) ABCFAM

Frankie and Mike house-sit for her sister, but the home's computerized features perplex them. Meanwhile, Sue looks after Brick and is surprised to find the Glossner brood hanging around; and Axl and his pals go on a road trip to visit his ex-girlfriend.

Tue Mar 3 1:00pm
The Guidance Counselor(Season 3, Episode 21) ABCFAM

Sue bonds with her gawky guidance counselor, who inspires her to make some changes. Elsewhere, Frankie's displeased that Mike wants to assemble their new bed by himself; and Brick wants to complain to the U.S. president about student-fitness goals.

Tue Mar 3 1:30pm
The Clover(Season 3, Episode 22) ABCFAM

Misfortune plagues Brick after he finds a four-leaf clover; Frankie seeks a caregiver for her aunt; Axl struggles with a prom-date dilemma and is also dismayed to learn that Sue is Darrin's prom date.

Tue Mar 3 2:00pm
The Telling(Season 3, Episode 23) ABCFAM

Frankie gets Brick to snitch on his siblings, but Mike disapproves of the tattling. Meanwhile, Sue threatens to get Axl in trouble if he doesn't obey her commands; and Mike reluctantly goes to Brick's school for Parent Day.

Tue Mar 3 2:30pm
The Wedding(Season 3, Episode 24) ABCFAM

In the third-season finale, Mike's brother plans to get married at the Hecks' home, but he doesn't run the idea past them first. Meanwhile, Axl and his pals start their own company to get summer jobs; and Brick is mad he can't attend a classmate's party.

Tue Mar 3 9:00pm
Hecking Order(Season 3, Episode 3) HALMRK

Mike asks Brick's new teacher (Chord Overstreet) why he's excusing his son from gym class. Meanwhile, Sue earns a pile of tardy slips because of a prank Axl plays on her; and Frankie and Mike disagree about who's in charge of their family.

Tue Mar 3 9:30pm
Major Changes(Season 3, Episode 4) HALMRK

A family member embarrasses Frankie, who then runs off and seeks comfort from her mother (Marsha Mason) while she waits for her brood to undergo the transformations she demands of them.

Tue Mar 3 10:00pm
The Test(Season 3, Episode 5) HALMRK

Axl's slacker attitude regarding the PSATs angers Frankie, who makes him contemplate his future. Elsewhere, Sue sets her sights on becoming a cheerleader; and Mike wants Brick to defend himself against some school bullies.

Tue Mar 3 10:30pm
Bad Choices(Season 3, Episode 6) HALMRK

Frankie and Mike contemplate selling their house when it requires major repairs. Meanwhile, Axl fakes an illness in order to stay home from school, and then pretends he's had a speedy recovery; and Sue volunteers to do a school skit about safe driving.

Wed Mar 4 9:00am
The Christmas Tree(Season 5, Episode 9) ABCFAM

Sue develops an allergy to the Christmas tree. Meanwhile, Axl returns home from college and chooses to spend time with his pals instead of his family, which displeases Frankie; and Brick devises a scheme to cover his lie about his wrapping-paper sales.

Wed Mar 4 1:00pm
Last Whiff of Summer(Season 4, Episode 1) ABCFAM

In Part 1 of the two-part fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Brick grows a tomato; and Sue attempts to bond with her dad.

Wed Mar 4 1:30pm
Last Whiff of Summer(Season 4, Episode 2) ABCFAM

In the conclusion of the fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Brick grows a tomato; and Sue attempts to bond with her dad.

Wed Mar 4 2:00pm
The Second Act(Season 4, Episode 3) ABCFAM

Frankie loses her job at the car dealership and decides to enroll in a technical school. Meanwhile, Axl begins his senior year of high school; Sue becomes a mentor to a freshman; and Brick gets on Mike's bad side when he's impolite to Mike's buddies.

Wed Mar 4 2:30pm
Bunny Therapy(Season 4, Episode 4) ABCFAM

A therapist advises the Hecks to get a pet for Brick so he can develop his bonding skills, but the family wind up with a malicious rabbit. Meanwhile, Axl dates two cheerleaders at once; and Sue sets her sights on becoming the school mascot.

Wed Mar 4 8:00pm
Flirting With DisasterNew(Season 6, Episode 16) ABC

Frankie flirts with Axl's pal in a joking manner, but then she worries things were misconstrued. Elsewhere, Sue escorts Brick to a sci-fi convention; and Tag wants Mike to help him prepare for his driving test so he won't lose his license.

Wed Mar 4 9:00pm
Halloween II(Season 3, Episode 7) HALMRK

Sue's juvenile Halloween costume isn't a hit with the boys at school, so she turns to her dad for advice about guys. Meanwhile, Frankie chaperones a trick-or-treating adventure for Brick's social-skills group; and Axl plays a Halloween prank.

Wed Mar 4 9:30pm
Heck's Best Thing(Season 3, Episode 8) HALMRK

Axl has an interview with a college-football scout, and his parents worry it won't go well. Elsewhere, Sue and Brick engage in a texting marathon with their aunt's cell phone.

Wed Mar 4 10:00pm
The Play(Season 3, Episode 9) HALMRK

Frankie and Sue are cast in a community-theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," but things get awkward when Sue's role is in jeopardy. Elsewhere, Brick invites Uncle Rusty (Norm Macdonald) to participate in Special Friends Day at school.

Wed Mar 4 10:30pm
Thanksgiving III(Season 3, Episode 10) HALMRK

Frankie and her sister (Molly Shannon) clash over their opposing parenting styles while spending Thanksgiving with their folks (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke). Meanwhile, Mike coaches Axl on pickup lines; and Sue gets to gossip with the grown-ups.

Thu Mar 5 9:00am
Sleepless in Orson(Season 5, Episode 10) ABCFAM

Brick develops anxiety issues after receiving news alerts on his refurbished tablet. Elsewhere, Sue has mixed feelings about Derrick's impromptu kisses; and Axl and Sean must do some cleanup work after they put Darrin's spin-off company out of business.

Thu Mar 5 1:00pm
The Hose(Season 4, Episode 5) ABCFAM

An angry Rita claims Frankie stole her garden hose. Meanwhile, Sue discovers her dad takes home a small salary, so she cancels her class trip to save money; and Axl provides detailed supplemental information to the sex education Brick learns in school.

Thu Mar 5 1:30pm
Halloween III: The Driving(Season 4, Episode 6) ABCFAM

Sue begins learning how to drive and injures Axl's foot, jeopardizing his ability to play football. Meanwhile, Brick has a surprising reaction to overindulging in Halloween candy; and Axl prepares to vote for the first time.

Thu Mar 5 2:00pm
The Safe(Season 4, Episode 7) ABCFAM

Frankie clashes with her stern teacher at dental-assisting school. Meanwhile, Axl's parents pressure him to get a tutor to help improve his grades; and Sue and Brick believe they've found a coveted item, so they bring it to a pawn shop.

Thu Mar 5 2:30pm
Twenty Years(Season 4, Episode 10) ABCFAM

Frankie suspects that Mike has grown bored with her as their 20th wedding anniversary approaches. Meanwhile, Sue wants her brothers to help her throw a party for their parents; and Brick acts catatonic after Axl ruins the ending of a book for him.

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