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The Middle

"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)

Thu 6/4 1:30 PM  ABCF
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Roger Rees (Guest Star), Beau Wirick (Guest Star), John Gammon (Guest Star), Brock Ciarlelli (Guest Star), Adam Kulbersh (Guest Star), Heather Moiseve (Guest Star), Jordyn Barber (Guest Star), Kevin Joy (Guest Star), G. Zarou (Guest Star), Shad Hart (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), Tim Hobert (Writer), Elliot Hegarty (Director)

5/28/15
09:00 PM
"A Christmas Gift"  Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party; Mike struggles to keep Frankie's Christmas gift a secret; Sue asks the Rev. Tim Tom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick; Axl is put off by Bob's efforts to seem cool.  (Repeat) HALL
5/28/15
09:30 PM
"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) HALL
5/28/15
10:00 PM
"The Map"  After Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie decides the family needs to start celebrating more milestones; Axl eats Brick's school project; Sue learns a boy at school has a crush on her.  (Repeat) HALL
5/28/15
10:30 PM
"The Concert"  Frankie vows to get tickets to a Justin Bieber concert for Sue; Mike coaches Brick for the school's annual spelling bee; Axl and his friends try to break a speed limit -- on foot.  (Repeat) HALL
5/29/15
09:00 AM
"The Math Class"  Ms. Rinsky asks Frankie and Mike to attend a math class after Frankie questions her teaching skills; Sue and Axl consider helping their aunt find a time capsule she buried.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/29/15
01:00 PM
"Last Whiff of Summer, Part 1"  Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child; Brick tries to grow a giant tomato; Sue encourages her father to participate in a variety of activities with her.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/29/15
01:30 PM
"Last Whiff of Summer, Part 2"  Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child; Brick tries to grow a giant tomato; Sue encourages her father to participate in a variety of activities with her.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/29/15
02:00 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) ABCF
5/29/15
02:30 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) ABCF
5/29/15
09:00 PM
"Hecking It Up"  Frankie is deeply disappointed with her volunteer assignment at the Indiana-hosted Super Bowl; when the Donahues are out of town, the Hecks take advantage of their new car; Sue professes her feelings to Matt.  (Repeat) HALL
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 dental assisting school. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate teenager; 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 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.