Weeknights 6 & 6:30pm, Saturday 7pm & Sunday 4pm
Dec. 22 at 6pm
'The Royal Wedding'
Frankie’s anticipation of the upcoming British Royal Wedding turns into an obsession as she begins preparations to enjoy the festivities.
Dec. 22 at 6:30pm
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.
Dec. 23 at 6pm
'Mother’s Day II'
Mother’s Day for Frankie turns out to be anything but serene when Mike and the kids present her with the perfect Mother’s Day gift—a day to herself.
Dec. 23 at 6:30pm
Frankie escapes the chaos of Mother’s Day at home to visit her mom (guest star Marsha Mason), and ends up causing some chaos of her own.
Dec. 24 at 6pm
'A Simple Christmas'
Frankie’s parents visit for the 12 Days of Christmas.
Dec. 24 at 6:30pm
Rehearsing for the church’s midnight mass, Frankie becomes jealous when it seems that Mike is doing a better job at organizing the Heck family Christmas than she would have done.
Dec. 25 at 6pm
'A Christmas Gift'
Against Mike’s wishes, Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at their house. Sue calls on Reverend TimTom to explain the meaning of Christmas to a questioning Brick.
Dec. 25 at 6:30pm
Christmas finds a clueless Mike helping his brother Rusty move some stolen furniture, while Frankie takes a part-time holiday job for the employee discount.
Dec. 26 at 6pm
As prom quickly approaches, Axl text-invites the wrong girl and wants to weasel out—but Frankie and Mike force him to do the right thing.
Dec. 26 at 6:30pm
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.
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.