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 17 8:00pm
Meet the ParentsNew(Season 9, Episode 3) ABC

Lexi's wealthy parents have dinner with Mike and Frankie, who worry about their humble lifestyle. Meanwhile, Brick is excited about taking part in the Sophomore Slammer fund-raiser, but the event doesn't go as he planned.

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Tue Oct 17 9:00pm
Flirting With Disaster(Season 6, Episode 16) HALMRK

Frankie flirts with Axl's pal in a joking manner, but then she worries things were misconstrued. Elsewhere, Sue escorts Brick to a sci-fi convention; and Tag wants Mike to help him prepare for his driving test so he won't lose his license.

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Tue Oct 17 9:30pm
The Waiting Game(Season 6, Episode 17) HALMRK

Frankie is anxious to find out whether Sue got into college, while Sue tries to relax by making sachets. Elsewhere, Brick evicts Axl from his bedroom so he can work on his novel in quiet; and Mike denies that he was singing loudly in his car.

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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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