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 $1.99

While Frankie takes Axl suit-shopping, Mike threatens to get rid of the family summer pool if Sue and Brick don’t start using it.

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Tue Oct 24 8:00pm
Halloween VIII: Orson Murder MysteryNew(Season 9, Episode 4) ABC

Frankie learns about a death in the Heck house close to 50 years ago, and she and Brick attempt to track down the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them.

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Tue Oct 24 9:00pm
Birds of a Feather(Season 7, Episode 12) HALMRK

Axl begins his internship at a snack-making company; Frankie complains about working for Smile Superstars; and Cindy confesses to Mike that she kissed another boy. Meanwhile, Sue's professor challenges her to stop seeing the world in a positive light for a (more…)

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Tue Oct 24 9:30pm
Floating 50(Season 7, Episode 13) HALMRK

Mike enlists Axl and Brick's help to throw a surprise party for Frankie's 50th birthday. Meanwhile, Sue is mocked after posting a flyer for her missing sock in the dorm laundry room; and Coach Babbitt is determined to turn Brick into an athlete after he tu (more…)

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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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