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

ABC Extends the Final Season of The Middle

The final season of The Middle will last a little longer than expected. ABC has ordered two additional episodes of the family comedy, bringing Season 9 to 24 total episodes. Phew, that will put that difficult goodbye off for at least an hour's worth… Read more

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The 200th Season 9, Episode 9 Dec 5, 2017 Subscription

Orson is named one of Indiana's most livable cities.

Eyes Wide Open Season 9, Episode 8 Nov 21, 2017 Subscription

Axl visits his old college roommate in Chicago.

Thanksgiving IX Season 9, Episode 7 Nov 14, 2017 Subscription

The Hecks' Thanksgiving road trip goes awry.

The Setup Season 9, Episode 6 Nov 7, 2017 $1.99

Frankie’s mom (MARSHA MASON) stays at the Heck house after becoming ill – which leaves Frankie at her beck and call. And Sue suggests to Sean that they set each other up on dates.

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Frankie's Family Toast
01:19 — Frankie pulls the family to the kitchen in order to deliver a toast.
The Reason Frankie Needs a Maid
01:18 — Frankie explains why she's just one maid away from a clean house.
Frankie Justifies Her Underwear Choices
01:40 — Frankie proves a point after attempting to return her garment.
Mike Gives Axl a Pep Talk
02:41 — Axl has given up on his career before Mike gives him a pep talk.

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Tue Dec 26 11:00am
A Simple Christmas(Season 2, Episode 10) FREFM

Frankie's parents Tag (Jerry Van Dyke) and Pat (Marsha Mason) visit for Christmas, which doesn't thrill Mike, and they clash with the Hecks over Frankie's idea on how to celebrate the holiday---sans gifts.

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Tue Dec 26 11:30am
A Christmas Gift(Season 3, Episode 11) FREFM

Frankie hosts a holiday party, despite Mike's protests. Meanwhile, Sue asks Rev. TimTom to explain Christmas to Brick; Mike struggles to keep Frankie's present a secret; and Axl and Bob clash as coworkers on a tree lot.

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Wed Dec 27 11:00am
Year of the Hecks(Season 3, Episode 12) FREFM

Frankie offers a buffet meal to family members who can keep their New Year's resolutions for a full week, but this proves to be a real challenge when the resolutions include Sue trying out for less activities, Mike smiling more and Brick reading less.

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The Middle Cast Reflects on the Show's Legacy

The comedy series' upcoming ninth season will be its last

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The Middle Creators Explain Their Decision to End the Show

And tease an extra long series finale

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The Middle Is Ending After 9 Seasons

The upcoming season will be its last

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Patricia Heaton, Charlie McDermott, Atticus Shaffer, Eden Sher and Neil Flynn, <em>The Middle</em>
The Middle Renewed for Season 9

ABC's dependable family comedy gets an early renewal

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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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