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The Middle

"The Second Act"

After being fired from the car dealership and vowing not to take any job that comes her way, Frankie goes to tech school to get a real career; Axl begins his senior year of high school; sophomore Sue mentors a freshman.  (Repeat)

Sun 9/6 8:30 AM  HALL
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Brian Doyle-murray (Guest Star), Chris Kattan (Guest Star), Brock Ciarlelli (Guest Star), Blaine Saunders (Guest Star), Peter Breitmayer (Guest Star), Christopher Darga (Guest Star), Bailey Buntain (Guest Star), Robert Wilson (Guest Star), Mark Decarlo (Guest Star), Harrison Miller (Guest Star), Audrey Moore (Guest Star), Justin Baker (Guest Star), Dwana White (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), Tim Hobert (Writer), Blake Evans (Director)

9/3/15
09:00 AM
"The Award"  Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a dinner honoring his dedicated service at the quarry; Sue forms a plan to build connections between students; Axl hopes to track down a girl who left a message on his phone.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/3/15
02:00 PM
"Halloween IV: The Ghost Story"  Sue holds a seance with her friends; the football team stops Axl from attending the Halloween party in his room; the family tries to give Brick advice about girls.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/3/15
02:30 PM
"The Jump"  Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with school.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/3/15
09:00 PM
"The Smile"  Frankie and Mike worry that Axl may not get a sports scholarship; Sue's school science project involves smiling; Brick wants an iPad.  (Repeat) HALL
9/3/15
09:30 PM
"Valentine's Day IV"  Axl and his friends, Darrin and Sean, offer to help guys break up with their girlfriends; Sue's ex-boyfriend, Matt, invites her to a Valentine's Day dance at school; Mike accidentally sends a romantic text to a co-worker instead of to Frankie.  (Repeat) HALL
9/3/15
10:00 PM
"Winners and Losers"  Frankie is worried when Brick decides to go on a three-day school trip to Chicago; Sue wants to know if Darrin, one of Axl's friends, has feelings for her.  (Repeat) HALL
9/3/15
10:30 PM
"Wheel of Pain"  When Axl, Sue and Brick accidentally break the family room window, they decide to blame the Glossner children -- the bad seeds of the neighborhood; Frankie tries to land a prime dental rotation spot.  (Repeat) HALL
9/4/15
09:00 AM
"Vacation Days"  Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries extra hard to please her customers after receiving a bad review.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/4/15
02:00 PM
"The Christmas Tree"  Axl wants to spend time with his friends when he comes home for Christmas; Sue's allergies threaten to ruin her holiday; Brick's lie is uncovered.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/4/15
02:30 PM
"Sleepless in Orson"  Frankie and Mike start to worry when Brick begins developing irrational fears; Sue is conflicted about Derrick Glossner's behavior; Axl and Sean shut down Darrin's attempt to start a Boss Co spinoff.  (Repeat) ABCF
The Middle

Premise
In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck (two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton) uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate young man; awkward daughter Sue cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an unusual child whose best friend is his backpack.

Current cast
Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn as Mike Heck
Charlie Mcdermott as Axl Heck
Eden Sher as Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer as Brick Heck

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.