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Weeknights 6 & 6:30pm, Saturday 7pm & Sunday 4pm

Apr. 27 at 6pm
'The Fun House'

Frankie’s job may be on the line when a hardcore motivational consultant (Amy Sedaris) is hired to whip the sales staff into shape—leaving Mike to deal with issues at home.

Apr. 27 at 6:30pm
'Office Hours'

Mike watches to make sure Darrin doesn't take advantage of Sue; Brick invites new friends over.

Apr. 28 at 6pm
'The Final Four'

Frankie forces Mike to choose which life event is most important to him—going to her uncle’s funeral or going to the big Final Four game.

Apr. 28 at 6:30pm
'Heck on a Hard Body'

Sue enters a contest to win a car; Mike and his brother bond on a road trip to Chicago.

Apr. 29 at 6pm
'TV or Not TV'

After having their power turned off because they couldn’t afford to pay their electric bill on time, Frankie and Mike decide to cut out unnecessary expenses—starting with their cable TV.

Apr. 29 at 6:30pm

Sue looks forward to the trip to Walt Disney World; Axl waits to learn his final grades.

Apr. 30 at 6pm
'Worry Duty'

Frankie is worried that Axl’s going to get his heart crushed again when his on-again/off-again girlfriend, Morgan (guest star Alexa Vega), re-enters his life.

Apr. 30 at 6:30pm
'The Wonderful World of Hecks'

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

May. 1 at 6pm

At the spring Heck family BBQ, Mike decides that he and Brick need to try and become more social when Frankie points out that Mike’s social ineptness was passed on to Brick.

May. 1 at 6:30pm

Meet the Hecks—an ordinary family struggling to survive each other and life in Middle America. Patricia Heaton stars as a working mother whose family life is one big happy mess.

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.