Weeknights 6 & 6:30pm, Saturday 7pm & Sunday 4pm
Jul. 6 at 6pm
Frankie’s sister comes to help out in the Heck household. Meanwhile, Axl meets Cassidy’s parents and ex-boyfriend.
Jul. 6 at 6:30pm
'Back to Summer!'
Brick has three days to complete a daunting school assignment he has neglected for the entire year, or he risks not being moved up to the fourth grade.
Jul. 7 at 6pm
Frankie mopes around the house for days after The Bachelor finale, and Mike tries to toughen up an overly nice Sue when she joins the school's tennis team.
Jul. 7 at 6:30pm
'Forced Family Fun, Pt 1'
On the season three premiere, Frankie and Mike take the family on a camping trip and revisit memories of their campsite honeymoon.
Jul. 8 at 6pm
Frankie has a difficult time describing herself during a job interview; Sue dispenses unwanted advice to Axl and his band mates; Brick joins the Prairie Scouts.
Jul. 8 at 6:30pm
'Forced Family Fun, Pt 2'
With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent any time together with the kids over the summer—so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier—which was ruined by Nicky (guest star Ray Romano), a sad-sack, former high school acquaintance of Mike's—come flashing back, on the third season premiere.
Jul. 9 at 6pm
'From Orson with Love'
Frankie tries to make Sue appear more popular on Facebook; Frankie's dad (Jerry Van Dyke) makes Mike listen to long-winded life stories; Brick and Axl try to create a viral video.
Jul. 9 at 6:30pm
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. 10 at 6pm
Frankie tells the kids what she wants for Mother's Day so one of them can clue in Mike; after repeatedly failing the driving test, Sue feels resentful when her friends get their licenses.
Jul. 10 at 6:30pm
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.
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.