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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Wed Mar 20 1:00pm
Signals(Season 1, Episode 23) FREFM

The Heck family throw a barbecue, and Mike worries that he's passing his social awkwardness on to Brick. Meanwhile, Axl decides to clean the family pool so that girls in bikinis will stop by to swim; and Sue befriends a church youth-group leader and hears (more…)

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Wed Mar 20 1:30pm
Average Rules(Season 1, Episode 24) FREFM

In the Season 1 finale, Brick may be held back from third grade since the school librarian (Betty White) holds a grudge because of 31 unreturned books. Meanwhile, Axl's aptitude test shows he's academically gifted, and Frankie fears that Sue is all but inv (more…)

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Wed Mar 20 2:00pm
Back to School(Season 2, Episode 1) FREFM

In the Season 2 premiere, Frankie has a hard time getting the kids ready for school, and she's accused of being overprotective by Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts). Meanwhile, Sue may be too enthusiastic about being on the cross-country team.

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Wed Mar 20 2:30pm
Homecoming(Season 2, Episode 2) FREFM

A dilemma present itself to Frankie and Mike when Axl makes the varsity football team, but Sue's first cross-country meet is the same day as the homecoming game. Meanwhile, Brick announces a new take on fallen foliage when he rakes up the leaves in the yar (more…)

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Fri Mar 22 1:00pm
The Diaper Incident(Season 2, Episode 3) FREFM

Frankie is humiliated when she goes shopping for baby diapers for Sue, who has run out of them while babysitting, and the clerk thinks she's looking for adult diapers. Elsewhere, Frankie makes Mike take a physical, thinking he's starting to break down, but (more…)

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Fri Mar 22 1:30pm
The Quarry(Season 2, Episode 4) FREFM

Axl is suspended for truancy, and Mike makes him work in the quarry during the suspension to teach him a lesson. But the plan backfires when Axl likes the job and wants to quit school to work at the quarry full time. Meanwhile, Sue's cross-country team is (more…)

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Fri Mar 22 2:00pm
Foreign Exchange(Season 2, Episode 5) FREFM

The Heck family host a foreign exchange student from Japan, who, to their chagrin, shows no interest whatsoever in the family.

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Fri Mar 22 2:30pm
Halloween(Season 2, Episode 6) FREFM

Frankie and Mike are invited to an adult Halloween party in the neighborhood, while Axl, his friends and their dates go to a haunted house party and Sue attends a Halloween church event.

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Fri Mar 22 3:00pm
A Birthday Story(Season 2, Episode 7) FREFM

On his ninth birthday, Brick asks to be told about the day he was born, which has been kept a family secret. Meanwhile, Axl's new manager at the movie theater is hot but incompetent, and he wrestles with the question of which is more important.

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Mon Mar 25 1:30pm
Errand Boy(Season 2, Episode 8) FREFM

Brick objects to being carted around with Frankie on her weekend errands and asks to be left home alone. Meanwhile, Mike overhears a friend of Sue's referring to her unflatteringly and doesn't know whether to tell her or not; and Axl has trouble growing a (more…)

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Mon Mar 25 2:00pm
Thanksgiving II(Season 2, Episode 9) FREFM

Mike's brother and father join the family for Thanksgiving dinner, and Frankie encourages the macho men to share their feelings. Bob brings his librarian girlfriend, much to Brick's delight; and Sue's plan to start a mother-daughter pie-baking tradition ba (more…)

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Mon Mar 25 2:30pm
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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Mon Mar 25 3:00pm
Taking Back the House(Season 2, Episode 11) FREFM

Frankie and Mike try to regain control of the Heck family household, but Axl, Sue and Brick won't take this regime change lying down.

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Mon Mar 25 3:30pm
The Big Chill(Season 2, Episode 12) FREFM

Mike gives Frankie the cold shoulder when she pays $200 for a small bottle of eye cream. Meanwhile, Axl's parenting skills are tested when he becomes caregiver to an infant doll for health class, and Sue and Brick put a hole in Sue's bedroom wall and try t (more…)

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Mon Mar 25 4:00pm
Super Sunday(Season 2, Episode 13) FREFM

Brick gets Mike to teach him football terminology so he can be conversant by Super Bowl Sunday, which irks Axl, who loves being Mike's football buddy. Sue's ex-boyfriend Brad asks to be her partner in a square-dancing event and Frankie is sent to a manager (more…)

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Mon Mar 25 4:30pm
Friends, Lies and Videotape(Season 2, Episode 15) FREFM

Frankie looks for a friend for Brick; Sue sneaks into an R-rated movie against Mike's wishes; and Axl and his band need a hot female for their music video and try to get stealth footage of their sexy biology teacher.

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Mon Mar 25 5:00pm
Valentine's Day II(Season 2, Episode 14) FREFM

Axl has a new girlfriend he wants to impress on Valentine's Day, while Brick has a crush on a fellow student and Mike accidentally lets the news slip out, humiliating his shy son. Elsewhere, Sue searches for a boy she kissed on a Halloween hayride.

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Tue Mar 26 1:00pm
Hecks on a plane(Season 2, Episode 16) FREFM

Sue wins a family trip to New York, and the flight turns into a comedy of errors.

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Tue Mar 26 1:30pm
The Math Class(Season 2, Episode 17) FREFM

Frankie locks horns with Brick's third-grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky (Doris Roberts), when Brick gets a D on a math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching is to blame. But will Frankie and Mike pass when Rinsky makes them take a math test? Meanwhile, Axl and Su (more…)

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Tue Mar 26 2:00pm
Spring Cleaning(Season 2, Episode 18) FREFM

Spring cleaning stirs up a hornet's nest at the Heck house, and Brick starts a neighborhood information stand, handling inquiries for a dollar each.

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Tue Mar 26 2:30pm
The Legacy(Season 2, Episode 19) FREFM

Mike punishes Axl for leaving his dirty socks laying around, but Mike might have an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, Sue wins an MVP trophy for cross-country; and Brick is humiliated when he's forced to wear his cousin's hand-me-downs.

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Tue Mar 26 3:00pm
Royal Wedding(Season 2, Episode 20) FREFM

Frankie's obsession with the royal wedding worries her family when she buys commemorative knickknacks and an expensive HDTV on which to watch the proceedings. Meanwhile, Sue tries out for the school's news team; and Mike must make cutbacks at work, but he (more…)

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Tue Mar 26 3:30pm
Mother's Day II(Season 2, Episode 21) FREFM

A Mother's Day episode finds the family offering Frankie a day to herself as a present, but the idea doesn't come off as planned.

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Tue Mar 26 4:00pm
The Prom(Season 2, Episode 22) FREFM

Axl accidentally texts a prom invite to the wrong girl, and Frankie and Mike insist that he either go through with it or meet her in person to break off the date. Meanwhile, Sue and Carly try to find a group to fit in with at lunch; and Brick puts on a one (more…)

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