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The Middle

"Year of the Hecks"

Frankie decides that each family member will have a New Year's resolution assigned anonymously, with an incentive to help keep everyone on track; chaos ensues as all try to fulfill their promises.  (Repeat)

Mon 4/28 5:00 PM  ABCF
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Holiday, New Year's, Comedy, Interests

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Brock Ciarlelli (Guest Star), Malcolm Smith (Guest Star), Troy Metcalf (Guest Star), Katlin Mastandrea (Guest Star), Joe Bays (Guest Star), Mary pat Gleason (Guest Star), Diane Delano (Guest Star), Grace Bannon (Guest Star), Jessica Garcia (Guest Star), Mackenzie Smith (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), David s. Rosenthal (Writer), Elliot Hegarty (Director)

4/23/14
08:00 PM
"The Wind Chimes"  Frankie begs Rita Glossner to take down her noisy wind chimes; Axl and Hutch try to figure out a way to retrieve a couch they found on the side of the road; Brick tries to come up with a new pretzel snack idea; Sue announces she is back with Darrin.  WABC
4/23/14
09:00 PM
"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) HALL
4/23/14
09:30 PM
"Bunny Therapy"  To help Brick's interactions with people, the school therapist urges Frankie and Mike to get him a small pet, but the ill-tempered bunny they give him teaches the family the true meaning of evil; Axl dates two cheerleaders.  (Repeat) HALL
4/24/14
05:00 PM
"Major Changes"  After being humiliated and disgusted by a family member's behavior, Frankie announces changes need to be made, then promptly escapes to her mother's house.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/24/14
05:30 PM
"The Test"  Frankie discovers that Axl hasn't studied for his quickly approaching PSATs; Sue tries out for cheerleading; Mike tries to help Brick toughen up.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/24/14
06:00 PM
"Bad Choices"  Frankie and Mike consider trading the burdens of home ownership for apartment living; Axl fakes sickness to get out of a test; Sue and Brad put together a skit about the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; Brick quotes Shakespeare.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/24/14
06:30 PM
"Halloween II"  When Sue wears an embarrassing costume to a Halloween party, she turns to Mike for advice; Frankie takes Brick's social-skills group trick-or-treating; Axl and his friends plan a prank.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/24/14
09:00 PM
"The Hose"  A neighbor accuses Frankie of stealing her hose; Sue cancels a road trip to Cincinnati after seeing Mike's paycheck; Brick learns about the birds and the bees.  (Repeat) HALL
4/24/14
09:30 PM
"Halloween III: The Driving"  Sue accidentally runs over Axl's foot while practicing driving; Axl looks forward to voting; Brick binges on Halloween candy.  (Repeat) HALL
4/25/14
05:00 PM
"Heck's Best Thing"  Mike and Frankie worry Axl will blow an opportunity that could result in a full college scholarship; Brick and Sue start a texting marathon after Aunt Edie accidentally gives them her cell phone.  (Repeat) ABCF
The Middle

Premise
In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles dental assisting school. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate teen who eats the family out of house and home; daughter Sue is an inept adolescent who cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an odd child whose best friend is his backpack.

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

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.