Monday - Saturday 7 & 7:30pm
Dec. 10 at 7pm
'The Sit Down'
Axl, Sue and Brick call a sit down meeting with a shocked Frankie and Mike, accusing their mom of being a nag and their dad of giving out crazy punishments without ever hearing their sides of the story.
Dec. 10 at 7:30pm
'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.
Dec. 11 at 7pm
Sue yearns to celebrate her leap year birthday in a big way, but given Frankie and Mike’s track record with celebrations, she might need to lower her expectations.
Dec. 11 at 7:30pm
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. 12 at 7pm
'The Paper Route'
Brick takes a job as a newspaper delivery boy from a veteran newsman (Edward Asner), while Sue convinces herself that a long-distance relationship with Matt will work.
Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
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. 13 at 7pm
'Get Your Business Done'
A church sermon inspires the Heck family to live life to its fullest without regrets, and while Mike and the kids put this into action, Frankie struggles to find her own mission.
Dec. 13 at 7:30pm
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.
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