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The Middle

Series Summary
In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles dental assisting school. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate teen who eats the family out of house and home; daughter Sue is an inept adolescent who cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an odd child whose best friend is his backpack.

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: ABC

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Season 6, Ep. 4 : The Table Oct 22, 2014

When Frankie finds a dining room set online for $50, she gives the family's old table to Axl; Sue is angry when her boyfriend gives her a gift that he had also given to his ex-girlfriend.

  • Season 6, Ep. 3 : Major Anxiety Oct 8, 2014

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    In an effort to be more social, Brick decides to go to the fall dance; Axl panics when he realizes the deadline to declare a major is looming; Sue starts drinking coffee in order to appear more sophisticated.

  • Season 6, Ep. 2 : The Loneliest Locker Oct 1, 2014

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    Mike and Frankie search for second jobs in order to send Sue to a good college; without asking, Axl takes household items to furnish the home he and Hutch are renting; Brick finds noisy childhood toys Frankie had purposefully hidden.

  • Season 6, Ep. 1 : Unbraceable You Sep 24, 2014

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    Frankie discovers school started a week earlier than she thought, forcing Sue and Brick to scramble to make up missed time; Sue gets her braces removed; Mike loses to Axl at basketball for the first time; Brick looks for the perfect book bag.

  • Season 5, Ep. 24 : The Wonderful World of Hecks May 21, 2014

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    A series of unfortunate events threatens to spoil the trip to Walt Disney World.

  • Season 5, Ep. 23 : Orlando May 21, 2014

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    Sue looks forward to the trip to Walt Disney World; Brick begs his parents to take him to meet his online girlfriend; Axl waits to learn his final grades.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • The mayhem that ensues isn't exactly unexpected, but it is pretty funny. On ABC, that's definitely a step in the right direction. show more

  • The Middle isn't the kind of sitcom you laugh at; it's the kind you laugh with. show more

  • Even though Heaton is also reverting to type with the harried, jaded housewife bit, she somehow manages to get some freshness into the old girl. show more

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