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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.

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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 Free

Frankie searches the house for Axl's graduation gift.

Adult Swim Season 8, Episode 20 Apr 18, 2017 Free

Axl allows Frankie to take him suit shopping.

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Fri Aug 18 2:00pm
Unbraceable You(Season 6, Episode 1) FREFM

In the sixth-season opener, Frankie is mistaken about when school begins, so Sue and Brick start classes one week late. Meanwhile, Sue gets her braces off; Mike loses a basketball game to Axl; and Brick searches for his ideal book bag.

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Fri Aug 18 2:30pm
The Loneliest Locker(Season 6, Episode 2) FREFM

Frankie and Mike search for second jobs so they can afford to send Sue to a good college. Meanwhile, Sue and Brad want to put on a meaningful senior play; Axl furnishes his rented pad with items from his family's home; and Brick finds a box of old toys.

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Fri Aug 18 3:00pm
Major Anxiety(Season 6, Episode 3) FREFM

Brick wants to attend a dance at school, which comes as a huge surprise to Frankie and Mike. Meanwhile, Axl has limited time to choose a major, and he has no idea what to select; and Sue indulges in coffee in an attempt to act more like an adult.

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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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