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 Free

Axl plans to spend the summer in Europe with Kenny.

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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Mon Sep 25 2:00pm
Bad Choices(Season 3, Episode 6) FREFM

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.

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Mon Sep 25 2:30pm
Halloween II(Season 3, Episode 7) FREFM

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.

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Mon Sep 25 3:00pm
Heck's Best Thing(Season 3, Episode 8) FREFM

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.

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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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