Monday - Saturday 7 & 7:30pm
Jul. 28 at 7pm
With Sue now in high school, Axl (who is totally embarrassed by her presence) decides to play a mischievous trick on her, which earns his perfectionist sister a collection of tardy slips.
Jul. 28 at 7:30pm
'The Block Party'
After Brick’s teachers tell his parents that he’s “socially challenged,” Mike tries to help Brick make friends; while Frankie needs her son’s coveted football jersey.
Jul. 29 at 7pm
Frankie demands major changes be made to every aspect of the Heck household—then flees to her mother’s house—after she is humiliated by a family member’s actions.
Jul. 29 at 7:30pm
'The Front Door'
Mike insists that only Axl fix the front door after he knocks it down; Frankie must sell a car within a week; and it’s school picture time for a photographically challenged Sue.
Jul. 30 at 7pm
Frankie forces Axl to think about his future when she learns that he hasn’t studied for the school PSATs, and a hopeful Sue tries out for cheerleading.
Jul. 30 at 7:30pm
Frankie must create the illusion of a picture-perfect family when an accident causing a small scratch on Brick leads a social worker to visit the Heck household.
Jul. 31 at 7pm
Frankie and Mike consider leaving home ownership behind and moving the family to an apartment when the Heck home begins to literally fall apart.
Jul. 31 at 7:30pm
Frankie’s dream of the perfect Thanksgiving turns into a nightmare when Mr. Ehlert forces the staff to work on the holiday—and Axl loses Brick in a corn maze.
Aug. 1 at 7pm
After a costume party fiasco, Sue desperately wants to be noticed by the guys and asks Mike for his advice. Frankie takes Brick’s social skills group trick or treating.
Aug. 1 at 7:30pm
Frankie vows to make her kids stop fighting with each other and interact as a loving family, while Mike contemplates firing Aunt Edie after she makes a costly mistake.
About the Show
Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, Frankie Heck, a harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humor to try to get her family through each day intact. Her work life’s no easier, as she struggles day to day as the least successful saleswoman in Orson, Indiana’s only surviving car dealer. But an unexpected turn of events at work could force her to reevaluate her career. Frankie’s unflappable husband, Mike, is a manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average—yes, most definitely average—family.
Between juggling shifts and picking up fast food dinners eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids with love and solid Midwestern practicality. Axl (McDermott), the oldest, is a high school senior and jock slacker who eats the family out of house and home and walks around in his underwear. But his lazy days may be numbered when Mike makes it his mission to ensure that Axl will somehow earn a sports scholarship and be able to attend college next year. Then there's Sue (Sher), their extraordinarily ordinary teen daughter who fails at just about everything she tries with great gusto. Now a sophomore in high school, she continues to navigate the raging waters of school life, and, to Frankie and Mike’s horror, will even attempt to get her driver’s license. Finally, there’s Brick (Shaffer), their quirky fifth-grader, who reads constantly, whispers to himself and unapologetically marches to the beat of his own drummer.
Through all the madness, however, shines a loving family—and together, the Hecks are putting The Middle on the map.