Monday - Saturday 7 & 7:30pm
Sep. 2 at 7pm
Rita Glossner (guest star Brooke Shields) promises to make Frankie’s life miserable when she accuses her of stealing her hose; and Sue is shocked when she takes a peek at Mike’s paycheck
Sep. 2 at 7:30pm
'A Birthday Story'
For his birthday present, Brick demands that Frankie and Mike tell him the true story about the day he was born—which has always remained a Heck family secret.
Sep. 3 at 7pm
'Halloween III: The Driving'
Halloween scares the heck out of the Hecks when Sue tries to drive for the first time.
Sep. 3 at 7:30pm
Brick wants his independence from being Frankie’s weekend errand boy and pleads with her to let him stay home alone.
Sep. 4 at 7pm
Frankie doesn’t make a good impression with Mrs. Armwood, her no-nonsense dental assisting school teacher; while Axl needs to get his grades up.
Sep. 4 at 7:30pm
Frankie wants the macho Heck men to share their feelings with each other when Mike’s father and brother join the family for their annual Thanksgiving feast!
Sep. 5 at 7pm
Frankie’s constantly bickering parents put a damper on the Heck’s Thanksgiving, while Axl grapples with his growing feelings for his tutor.
Sep. 5 at 7:30pm
'A Simple Christmas'
Frankie’s parents visit for the 12 Days of Christmas.
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.