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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)

Fri 5/29 2:00 PM  ABCF
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)

5/22/15
09:00 AM
"Super Sunday"  In preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl, Brick studies football; Mr. Ehlert asks Frankie to accompany him to a managerial seminar.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/22/15
01:00 PM
"Thanksgiving III"  The Hecks spend Thanksgiving at Frankie's parents' house, but things fall apart when her sister's family joins in; Mike tries to advise Axl on how to pick up girls; Brick is accused of damaging an expensive toy.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/22/15
01:30 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) ABCF
5/22/15
02:00 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) ABCF
5/22/15
02:30 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) ABCF
5/22/15
09:00 PM
"The Legacy"  Mike's motives come into question when he punishes Axl by forbidding him to play in the last basketball game of the season; Sue wins a trophy; Brick has to wear his cousin's clothes.  (Repeat) HALL
5/22/15
09:30 PM
"Royal Wedding"  Frankie becomes obsessed with the royal wedding; Brick helps Sue when she decides to try out for the school's news team; Mike has to make cutbacks at the quarry.  (Repeat) HALL
5/22/15
10:00 PM
"Mother's Day II"  Things don't go as planned when Mike and the kids give Frankie a day without the family as a Mother's Day gift.  (Repeat) HALL
5/22/15
10:30 PM
"The Prom"  Axl invites the wrong girl to the prom, then decides to stand her up; Sue tries to fit in with the school's B crowd; Brick bores Frankie and Mike with his one-man plays.  (Repeat) HALL
5/24/15
08:00 AM
"Forced Family Fun"  Frankie insists that the family go on vacation together before school starts; Mike and Frankie remember their honeymoon, which was ruined by Nicky, a guy Mike knew in high school.  (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.