Weeknights 6 & 6:30pm, Saturday 7pm & Sunday 4pm
Apr. 20 at 6pm
Frankie must decide whether to confront her trashy neighbor and nemesis, Rita Glossner (guest star Brooke Shields), after a fight between Sue and Rita’s sons erupts.
Apr. 20 at 6:30pm
Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book; Cassidy and Axl reunite during spring break.
Apr. 21 at 6pm
Mike finds himself out of work and lacking the technological skills needed in the 21st century to search for a job. With Frankie’s help, Brick runs for school historian.
Apr. 21 at 6:30pm
Sue has no date for the prom, then gets too many dates and is afraid to decline any of them.
Apr. 22 at 6pm
Frankie promises to stop yelling at the kids if they agree to follow through on their schoolwork and chores, and a reluctant Mike takes a job with Bob.
Apr. 22 at 6:30pm
Bill backs out of coaching the girls soccer team; Frankie tries to teach Brick better hygiene.
Apr. 23 at 6pm
Frankie and Mike focus on taking the family on a road trip to Chicago for Brick’s regional spelling bee, but they are horrified to realize that they forgot about Sue’s birthday.
Apr. 23 at 6:30pm
'The Wind Chimes'
Frankie begs Rita Glossner to take down her wind chimes; Sue announces she is back with Darrin.
Apr. 24 at 6pm
'The Break Up'
Frankie and Mike must console a broken-hearted Axl after his girlfriend (Alexa Vega) breaks up with him, and Sue and Brick are on the lookout for zombies after watching a scary movie.
Apr. 24 at 6:30pm
Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out.
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.