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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.

Premiered: September 30, 2009

Rating: TV-PG

TV Guide Rating:(2,520 ratings)

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Patricia Heaton, Charlie McDermott, Atticus Shaffer, Eden Sher and Neil Flynn, <em>The Middle</em>

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ABC renewed dependable sitcom The Middle for a ninth season on Wednesday. The family comedy, which stars Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn as middle-class Midwesterners raising three kids, is the second longest-running sitcom on ABC, having premiered o… Read more

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Dental Hijinks Season 8, Episode 15 Feb 21, 2017 Subscription

The dentist lies to Frankie about Mike's check up.

Sorry Not Sorry Season 8, Episode 14 Feb 14, 2017 Free

Frankie and Mike's fights negatively impact the kids.

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Mike offers to babysit the neighbor's baby overnight.

Pitch Imperfect Season 8, Episode 12 Jan 17, 2017 $1.99

Axl panics when he realizes he only has four months of college left and no job prospects; Meanwhile, Brad agrees to help Sue’s no-cut a capella group prepare for a competition.

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Sue's Awkward Golf Cart Ride
02:30 — Sue's plan with Tyler falls apart when an unexpected guest hops on the cart
Sue's Insightful Observation
01:25 — Sue's analysis of Frankie's choices.
The Kids Have Leverage
01:40 — Axl helps Brick and Sue realize that they have leverage over their parents.
Brick's Font Face Off
01:44 — Brick faces off against Gibson at the grocery store.

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Fri Feb 24 3:00pm
One Kid at a Time(Season 4, Episode 12) FREFM

Frankie and Mike spend an entire day with each kid over a three-day weekend, and their activities include visiting a paintball range with Axl, completing a 17-point itinerary with Sue and attending a sci-fi book convention with Brick.

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Fri Feb 24 3:30pm
The Friend(Season 4, Episode 13) FREFM

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.

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Fri Feb 24 4:00pm
The Smile(Season 4, Episode 14) FREFM

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…)

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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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