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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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Thu Jan 29 1:00pm
The Potato(Season 5, Episode 3) ABCFAM

Sue takes a job at an eatery at the mall in order to earn money to buy a car. Meanwhile, Brick's parents discover that he hasn't attended any classes at his new school; and Axl grows annoyed with his college roommate, so he bunks at home.

Thu Jan 29 1:30pm
The 100th(Season 5, Episode 4) ABCFAM

Frankie and Mike drive a cow float in a parade celebrating Orson's 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Brick works on writing a new town motto; Axl and his pals try to earn some cash by reviving Boss Co.; and Sue uses Brad to make Darrin jealous.

Thu Jan 29 2:00pm
The Jump(Season 5, Episode 6) ABCFAM

Frankie bonds with a rescue dog. Meanwhile, Sue wins a spot on her school's volleyball team; and Axl realizes that he's flunking most of his college classes, so he turns to Brick for academic help.

Thu Jan 29 2:30pm
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.

Thu Jan 29 9:00pm
Life Skills(Season 4, Episode 11) HALMRK

Axl is paired up with Sue for a life-skills project, much to his dismay. Elsewhere, Brick's school therapist advises him on how to make friends; and Frankie and Mike deal with a difficult insurance company when they file a claim for a broken windshield.

Thu Jan 29 9:30pm
The Smile(Season 4, Episode 14) HALMRK

With Axl's classmates getting their college-acceptance letters, Mike and Frankie fret that their son may not be getting the sports scholarship they were banking on. Meanwhile, Sue undertakes a school project that will prove smiling is contagious; and Brick (more…)

Thu Jan 29 10:00pm
Valentine's Day IV(Season 4, Episode 15) HALMRK

Axl and his pals help guys break up with their girlfriends prior to Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Mike sends a romantic text to the wrong person; Sue's ex-boyfriend invites her to a dance; and Brick is hurt to learn that his mom has discarded his artwork.

Thu Jan 29 10:30pm
Winners and Losers(Season 4, Episode 16) HALMRK

Frankie worries that Brick will get lost on a class trip to Chicago, and her anxiety prevents her from getting excited about watching the Oscars. Elsewhere, Sue needs to know if Axl's buddy is interested in her.

Fri Jan 30 9:00am
The Friend(Season 4, Episode 13) ABCFAM

Frankie arranges an adult playdate for Mike, who's angry when he learns what she did. Elsewhere, Sue and her fellow Wrestlerettes fight the cheerleaders for the right to cheer at wrestling matches; and Axl fears he's not smart enough for his girlfriend.

Fri Jan 30 1:00pm
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.

Fri Jan 30 1:30pm
The Carpool(Season 5, Episode 12) ABCFAM

Frankie's assigned a car pool during a bus-driver strike, but she doesn't get to school on time. Elsewhere, Axl tutors a pretty coed in a class that he's not taking; and Mike's oblivious to the fact that Sue wants to attend a basketball game with him.

Fri Jan 30 2:00pm
Hungry Games(Season 5, Episode 13) ABCFAM

The Hecks plan to feast at a no-limit buffet, but they get stalled at church when a guest minister observes them quarreling and decides they need his counsel.

Fri Jan 30 2:30pm
Vacation Days(Season 5, Episode 15) ABCFAM

Mike's forced to take a paid vacation from work, but Brick makes it hard for him to relax. Elsewhere, Frankie gets mad at Axl for spending time with the neighbors and not telling her he's back in town; and Sue gets upset about a negative online review.

Fri Jan 30 9:00pm
Wheel of Pain(Season 4, Episode 17) HALMRK

The kids lie about breaking a window, so Frankie and Mike try to yield a confession by making them spin a wheel filled with consequences. Meanwhile, Frankie attempts to win over her teacher in order to land a favorable spot on a dental rotation.

Fri Jan 30 9:30pm
The Name(Season 4, Episode 18) HALMRK

Frankie needs to study for her finals, so Janet volunteers to run the household and finds herself unprepared for the utter chaos. Meanwhile, Axl tries not to feel threatened by Cassidy's ex-boyfriend; and Sue wishes to change her redundant middle name.

Fri Jan 30 10:00pm
The Bachelor(Season 4, Episode 19) HALMRK

The season finale of "The Bachelor" disheartens Frankie, so she sulks about it for several days. Meanwhile, Mike tries to mold an overly polite Sue into a cutthroat competitor when she joins the tennis team; and Axl and Cassidy reexamine their romance.

Fri Jan 30 10:30pm
Dollar Days(Season 4, Episode 20) HALMRK

Frankie struggles to find a job as a dental assistant. Elsewhere, Axl's band book their first gig, and Sue pesters them with unwanted advice; and Mike must chaperone a camping trip for Brick's new scout troop.

Mon Feb 2 9:00am
The Smile(Season 4, Episode 14) ABCFAM

With Axl's classmates getting their college-acceptance letters, Mike and Frankie fret that their son may not be getting the sports scholarship they were banking on. Meanwhile, Sue undertakes a school project that will prove smiling is contagious; and Brick (more…)

Mon Feb 2 1:00pm
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.

Mon Feb 2 1:30pm
War of the Hecks(Season 5, Episode 11) ABCFAM

A prank battle commences between Sue and Axl after Sue learns that Axl stole her mascot head. Elsewhere, a lonely Dr. Goodwin seeks new friends; and Brick struggles to read a biography about Debbie Reynolds.

Mon Feb 2 2:00pm
The Award(Season 5, Episode 14) ABCFAM

Mike doesn't want to attend an awards dinner where he'll be honored for his service at work. Elsewhere, Sue tries to get her classmates to bond more; Axl searches for a woman who left him a message; and Brick dons a purple suit and bolo tie.

Mon Feb 2 2:30pm
Stormy Moon(Season 5, Episode 16) ABCFAM

Frankie gets arrested because of an unreturned library book, and she realizes Brick is to blame. Elsewhere, Sue disapproves of Rev. TimTom's new girlfriend, Rev. Tammy; and Axl and Cassidy spend more time kissing than chatting over spring break.

Tue Feb 3 9:00am
Winners and Losers(Season 4, Episode 16) ABCFAM

Frankie worries that Brick will get lost on a class trip to Chicago, and her anxiety prevents her from getting excited about watching the Oscars. Elsewhere, Sue needs to know if Axl's buddy is interested in her.

Tue Feb 3 1:00pm
The Walk(Season 5, Episode 17) ABCFAM

Sue gets several prom dates because she can't reject anyone. Meanwhile, Brick wants to do an unusual book report and turns to Axl for assistance; and Frankie and Mike realize they're more charismatic with other people than they are with each other.

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