Weeknights 6 & 6:30pm, Saturday 7pm & Sunday 4pm
Mar. 2 at 6pm
'The Drop Off'
A short drive turns into an eternity as the Hecks try to move Axl into his college dorm.
Mar. 2 at 6:30pm
'The Second Act'
Frankie decides to take control of her career path when she is fired from Ehlert Motors by going to Technical School. Sue becomes a high school mentor to a new freshman.
Mar. 3 at 6pm
'Change in the Air'
Sue feels a new sense of freedom now that Axl is out of the house, Brick avoids the middle school bathroom, and Frankie is jealous that Axl returns Mike's calls and text but not hers.
Mar. 3 at 6:30pm
Brick is given a bunny to help him overcome his quirky new tic that begins to overshadow his whispering, but the ill-tempered animal teaches the Hecks the true meaning of evil.
Mar. 4 at 6pm
Sue gets a job at a local mall eatery in order to buy herself a car, Frankie and Mike are called into Brick's principal's office and told that he hasn't attended any of his classes.
Mar. 4 at 6:30pm
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
Mar. 5 at 6pm
As the town of Orson celebrates its 100th anniversary, Frankie and Mike find themselves driving a giant cow float in the parade, Axl and his friends resurrect Boss Co., Sue uses Brad to make Darrin jealous.
Mar. 5 at 6:30pm
Frankie’s constantly bickering parents put a damper on the Heck’s Thanksgiving, while Axl grapples with his growing feelings for his tutor.
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.