The Middle

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

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The Middle Cast Reflects on the Show's Legacy

The Middle's upcoming ninth season will be its last as the show says goodbye before it wears out its welcome. The Middle premiered a week after Modern Family, the ratings and Emmys sensation that became ABC's flagship comedy and tonal north star. Bu… Read more

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Fight or Flight Season 8, Episode 23 May 16, 2017 $2.99

In the season finale, Frankie and Mike are on opposite sides of the fence about what to do when Axl informs them that he’s going to Europe over the summer and not looking for a job.

The Final Final Season 8, Episode 22 May 9, 2017 $2.99

After missing his final college exam before he graduates, Axl pleads with his professor to let him take it. Meanwhile, Sue & Brad break out into song and dance with an impromptu musical number.

Clear and Present Danger Season 8, Episode 21 May 2, 2017 $2.99

Frankie frantically searches the house for Axl’s missing graduation gift, while Brick asks Axl to help get him into shape after Cindy (CASEY BURKE) saves him from a bully.

Adult Swim Season 8, Episode 20 Apr 18, 2017 Free

Axl allows Frankie to take him suit shopping.

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Thu Sep 21 1:00pm
The Bridge(Season 2, Episode 23) FREFM

Brick has a fear of crossing bridges, so Frankie and Mike try to help him conquer it; Axl wants to be a lifeguard at the public pool, but so does his nemesis, Sean Donahue; and Sue has trouble picking out a two-piece swimsuit for opening day at the pool.

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Thu Sep 21 1:30pm
Back to Summer(Season 2, Episode 24) FREFM

Season 2 finale: Brick must write a daily journal to pass the third grade; Axl hasn't completed his 30 days of community service; and Sue has to prove that she's never taken a sick day to get a perfect-attendance award.

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Thu Sep 21 9:00pm
The Clover(Season 3, Episode 22) HALMRK

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.

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  • Premiered: September 30, 2009
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behavior. (more)

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