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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)

Wed 4/23 9:00 PM  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)

4/16/14
05:00 PM
"Back to School"  Frankie comes up with a plan to stay on top of her kids' schedules; Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts) accuses Frankie of being overprotective.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/16/14
05:30 PM
"Homecoming"  Mike and Frankie must decide whether to attend Axl's football game or Sue's first cross-country meet; after raking the yard, Brick wants to set the leaves free in the forest.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/16/14
06:00 PM
"The Diaper Incident"  A store clerk makes an assumption that leaves Frankie feeling humiliated; Sue falls for one of Axl's friends; Brick tests urban legends.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/16/14
06:30 PM
"The Quarry"  Mike tries to teach Axl a lesson after he is suspended from school; Brick is baffled by his own magic trick.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/16/14
08:00 PM
"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) WABC
4/16/14
09:00 PM
"The Sit Down"  Sue, Axl and Brick have a meeting with Frankie and Mike to air complaints about their parenting styles; when Mike and Frankie change their ways, things do not turn out the way the kids expected.  (Repeat) HALL
4/16/14
09:30 PM
"Leap Year"  Sue wants a big celebration for her leap year birthday; Frankie learns that Mike has been caring for a stray cat; Brick develops a crush on a girl in his class; Axl becomes fascinated with vacuuming.  (Repeat) HALL
4/17/14
05:00 PM
"Foreign Exchange"  Frankie convinces the family to host a Japanese foreign exchange student to expose him to American life; the Hecks get frustrated when the student shows no interest in the family.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/17/14
05:30 PM
"A Birthday Story"  On his ninth birthday, Brick wants to hear the true story about the day he was born; Axl's new manager at the movie theater is attractive but dumb, leading him to wonder if her attractiveness trumps her incompetence.  (Repeat) ABCF
4/17/14
06:00 PM
"Errand Boy"  Brick pleads with Frankie to leave him home alone when she runs errands; Mike overhears Sue's friend insult his daughter; Axl tries to grow a beard for the football playoffs.  (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.