Weeknights 6 & 6:30pm, Saturday 7pm & Sunday 4pm
Nov. 24 at 6pm
'Heck on a Hard Body'
Sue enters a contest to win a car; Mike and his brother bond on a road trip to Chicago.
Nov. 24 at 6:30pm
While dressed in a lab coat for her dental assisting job, Frankie is mistaken for a doctor and receives special treatment; Axl talks Sue into ditching school for the day; Mike and Axl's fishing trip goes awry.
Nov. 25 at 6pm
Sue looks forward to the trip to Walt Disney World; Axl waits to learn his final grades.
Nov. 25 at 6:30pm
Tension builds as Frankie tries to plan a graduation party for uncooperative Axl; Sue tries to get her driver's license for a sixth time; Brick must assemble a slide show highlighting the past four years of school.
Nov. 26 at 6pm
'The Wonderful World of Hecks'
A series of unfortunate events threatens to spoil the trip to Walt Disney World.
Nov. 26 at 6:30pm
Frankie’s dream of the perfect Thanksgiving turns into a nightmare when Mr. Ehlert forces the staff to work on the holiday—and Axl loses Brick in a corn maze.
Nov. 27 at 6pm
Sue hides a secret; Brick determines to have lime-green Jell-O salad on Thanksgiving.
Nov. 27 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.
Nov. 28 at 6pm
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!
Nov. 28 at 6:30pm
The Hecks spend a not-so-relaxing Thanksgiving at Frankie’s parents’ house—and sibling rivalry arises when Frankie and her sister don’t see eye-to-eye on parenting techniques.
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.