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The Middle

"The Optimist"

Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates high school in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Brick demands a formal apology from Mike after a misunderstanding.  (Repeat)

Mon 8/3 10:00 PM  HALL
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Jack Mcbrayer (Guest Star), Alphonso Mcauley (Guest Star), Brian Scolaro (Guest Star), Ava Allan (Guest Star), Michael Chambers (Guest Star), Aloma Wright (Guest Star), Thomas Crawford (Guest Star), Traci Belushi (Guest Star), Betsy Baker (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), Tim Hobert (Writer), Lee Shallat chemel (Director)

7/28/15
02:00 PM
"Office Hours"  Frankie limits the hours during which the kids can voice their needs; Mike watches to make sure Darrin doesn't take advantage of Sue; Brick invites new friends over.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/28/15
02:30 PM
"Heck on a Hard Body"  Sue enters a contest to win a car; Mike and his brother bond on a road trip to Chicago for Brick's spelling bee; Frankie goes to Axl's dorm to help him find a missing desk.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/28/15
03:00 PM
"Orlando"  Sue looks forward to the trip to Walt Disney World; Brick begs his parents to take him to meet his online girlfriend; Axl waits to learn his final grades.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/28/15
03:30 PM
"The Wonderful World of Hecks"  A series of unfortunate events threatens to spoil the trip to Walt Disney World.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/28/15
09:00 PM
"Change in the Air"  Sue feels a sense of freedom without Axl at school; Brick struggles with a fear as he starts middle school; Frankie is jealous when she learns that Axl replies to Mike's texts but not hers.  (Repeat) HALL
7/28/15
09:30 PM
"The Potato"  In order to get her own car, Sue gets a job at a mall eatery; Mike and Frankie learn that Brick hasn't been attending any classes; Axl spends nights at home to avoid his horrible roommate.  (Repeat) HALL
7/28/15
10:00 PM
"The 100th"  Mike and Frankie begrudgingly agree to drive a giant cow float in a parade as the town of Orson celebrates its 100th anniversary; Sue tries to make Darrin jealous.  (Repeat) HALL
7/28/15
10:30 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) HALL
7/29/15
09:00 AM
"One Kid at a Time"  When Frankie and Mike dedicate a day to each of their children, Axl takes them to a paintball range, Sue has them do 17 separate activities and Brick wants to go to a sci-fi convention.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/29/15
02:00 PM
"Pilot"  Sue auditions for show choir; Brick asks Frankie to come to his class presentation dressed in a costume; Frankie thinks she has finally sold a car.  (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 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.