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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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The Middle Renewed for Season 9

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.

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Frankie and Mike's fights negatively impact the kids.

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Mike offers to babysit the neighbor's baby overnight.

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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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Thu Feb 23 3:00pm
Christmas Help(Season 4, Episode 9) FREFM

Frankie wants a part-time job at a department store so she can get a discount on Christmas presents. Meanwhile, Mike's brother stashes stolen furniture in the Hecks' garage, which Axl transforms into a bachelor pad; and Brick is cast in a holiday play at c (more…)

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Thu Feb 23 3:30pm
Twenty Years(Season 4, Episode 10) FREFM

Frankie suspects that Mike has grown bored with her as their 20th wedding anniversary approaches. Meanwhile, Sue wants her brothers to help her throw a party for their parents; and Brick acts catatonic after Axl ruins the ending of a book for him.

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Thu Feb 23 4:00pm
Life Skills(Season 4, Episode 11) FREFM

Axl is paired up with Sue for a life-skills project, much to his dismay. Elsewhere, Brick's school therapist advises him on how to make friends; and Frankie and Mike deal with a difficult insurance company when they file a claim for a broken windshield.

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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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