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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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Mon Jul 23 1:00pm
Dollar Days(Season 4, Episode 20) FREFM

Frankie struggles to find a job as a dental assistant. Elsewhere, Axl's band book their first gig, and Sue pesters them with unwanted advice; and Mike must chaperone a camping trip for Brick's new scout troop.

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Mon Jul 23 1:30pm
From Orson With Love(Season 4, Episode 21) FREFM

Frankie tries to boost Sue's online popularity by creating some online aliases who like Sue. Elsewhere, Frankie's dad persuades Mike to spend time listening to his life lessons; and Axl and Brick make a James Bond-style video starring adoptable animals.

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Mon Jul 23 2:00pm
Hallelujah Hoedown(Season 4, Episode 22) FREFM

Sue keeps failing her driving test while her friends all pass, so she seeks advice on how to stop resenting them. Elsewhere, Frankie drops hints about what she wants for Mother's Day; and Cassidy delivers some bad news to Axl at the prom.

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Mon Jul 23 2:30pm
The Ditch(Season 4, Episode 23) FREFM

People mistake Frankie for a doctor, and she likes the perks so she tries to keep up the charade. Meanwhile, Axl tries to persuade Sue to ditch school for a day; Dr. Fulton questions Brick's fears about middle school; and Mike's fishing trip goes badly.

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Tue Jul 24 1:00pm
The Graduation(Season 4, Episode 24) FREFM

In the fourth-season finale, Axl gets ready to graduate, but he dodges Frankie's questions about a party, creating friction between them. Elsewhere, Brick is reminded of his duties as class historian; and Sue takes her driving test for the sixth time.

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Tue Jul 24 1:30pm
The Drop Off(Season 5, Episode 1) FREFM

In the fifth-season opener, Axl heads to college and the whole family goes along for the ride, despite his protests. Along the way, Sue loses her cool when she learns that Frankie forgot to fax an important essay; and Brick misplaces his new cell phone.

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Tue Jul 24 2:00pm
Change in the Air(Season 5, Episode 2) FREFM

Sue enjoys high-school life without Axl around to taunt her. Meanwhile, Brick fears using the bathroom at middle school; and Frankie doesn't understand why Axl is staying in touch with Mike but not her.

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Tue Jul 24 2:30pm
The Potato(Season 5, Episode 3) FREFM

Sue takes a job at an eatery at the mall in order to earn money to buy a car. Meanwhile, Brick's parents discover that he hasn't attended any classes at his new school; and Axl grows annoyed with his college roommate, so he bunks at home.

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Tue Jul 24 3:00pm
The 100th(Season 5, Episode 4) FREFM

Frankie and Mike drive a cow float in a parade celebrating Orson's 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Brick works on writing a new town motto; Axl and his pals try to earn some cash by reviving Boss Co.; and Sue uses Brad to make Darrin jealous.

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Tue Jul 24 3:30pm
Halloween IV: The Ghost Story(Season 5, Episode 5) FREFM

Sue conducts a séance close to Halloween and believes she sees the ghost of Christopher Columbus. Meanwhile, Axl's banned from a party in his own dorm room as part of his hazing by the football team; and Brick gets advice on how to ask a girl to a dance.

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Tue Jul 24 8:00pm
The Royal Flush(Season 9, Episode 21) ABC

In an attempt to get Frankie the best Mother's Day gift ever, Sue and Brick enter a trivia contest where they could win a trip for two to London for the upcoming royal wedding; and Axl is offered a job interview that could change his life.

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Tue Jul 24 8:30pm
Split Decision(Season 9, Episode 22) ABC

Frankie tries to sway Axl from taking the job in Denver. Meanwhile, the usually overly optimistic Sue is depressed over Sean leaving for Ghana, without ever expressing her feelings for him; and Brick drives everyone crazy when he buys a huge amount of lawn (more…)

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Wed Jul 25 1:00pm
The Jump(Season 5, Episode 6) FREFM

Frankie bonds with a rescue dog. Meanwhile, Sue wins a spot on her school's volleyball team; and Axl realizes that he's flunking most of his college classes, so he turns to Brick for academic help.

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Wed Jul 25 1:30pm
Thanksgiving V(Season 5, Episode 7) FREFM

Some unexpected guests show up on Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Tag tells Mike about his online-gambling losses; Axl dreads informing his parents that he dropped out of three college classes; and Sue hides something about her recent shopping adventure.

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Wed Jul 25 2:00pm
The Kiss(Season 5, Episode 8) FREFM

Frankie and Mike house-sit for her sister, but the home's computerized features perplex them. Meanwhile, Sue looks after Brick and is surprised to find the Glossner brood hanging around; and Axl and his pals go on a road trip to visit his ex-girlfriend.

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Wed Jul 25 2:30pm
The Christmas Tree(Season 5, Episode 9) FREFM

Sue develops an allergy to the Christmas tree. Meanwhile, Axl returns home from college and chooses to spend time with his pals instead of his family, which displeases Frankie; and Brick devises a scheme to cover his lie about his wrapping-paper sales.

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Wed Jul 25 3:00pm
Sleepless in Orson(Season 5, Episode 10) FREFM

Brick develops anxiety issues after receiving news alerts on his refurbished tablet. Elsewhere, Sue has mixed feelings about Derrick's impromptu kisses; and Axl and Sean must do some cleanup work after they put Darrin's spin-off company out of business.

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Wed Jul 25 3:30pm
War of the Hecks(Season 5, Episode 11) FREFM

A prank battle commences between Sue and Axl after Sue learns that Axl stole her mascot head. Elsewhere, a lonely Dr. Goodwin seeks new friends; and Brick struggles to read a biography about Debbie Reynolds.

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Thu Jul 26 1:00pm
The Carpool(Season 5, Episode 12) FREFM

Frankie's assigned a car pool during a bus-driver strike, but she doesn't get to school on time. Elsewhere, Axl tutors a pretty coed in a class that he's not taking; and Mike's oblivious to the fact that Sue wants to attend a basketball game with him.

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Thu Jul 26 1:30pm
Hungry Games(Season 5, Episode 13) FREFM

The Hecks plan to feast at a no-limit buffet, but they get stalled at church when a guest minister observes them quarreling and decides they need his counsel.

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Thu Jul 26 2:00pm
The Award(Season 5, Episode 14) FREFM

Mike doesn't want to attend an awards dinner where he'll be honored for his service at work. Elsewhere, Sue tries to get her classmates to bond more; Axl searches for a woman who left him a message; and Brick dons a purple suit and bolo tie.

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Thu Jul 26 2:30pm
Vacation Days(Season 5, Episode 15) FREFM

Mike's forced to take a paid vacation from work, but Brick makes it hard for him to relax. Elsewhere, Frankie gets mad at Axl for spending time with the neighbors and not telling her he's back in town; and Sue gets upset about a negative online review.

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Thu Jul 26 3:00pm
Stormy Moon(Season 5, Episode 16) FREFM

Frankie gets arrested because of an unreturned library book, and she realizes Brick is to blame. Elsewhere, Sue disapproves of Rev. TimTom's new girlfriend, Rev. Tammy; and Axl and Cassidy spend more time kissing than chatting over spring break.

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Thu Jul 26 3:30pm
The Walk(Season 5, Episode 17) FREFM

Sue gets several prom dates because she can't reject anyone. Meanwhile, Brick wants to do an unusual book report and turns to Axl for assistance; and Frankie and Mike realize they're more charismatic with other people than they are with each other.

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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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