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The Middle

"The Friend"

Frankie tries to get Mike to spend time with a new neighbor who shares his interests; Sue demands a cheer-off between the Wrestlerettes and the cheerleaders.  (Repeat)

Thu 7/16 1:00 PM  ABCF
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, David Koechner (Guest Star), Galadriel Stineman (Guest Star), Brock Ciarlelli (Guest Star), French Stewart (Guest Star), Gabrielle Carteris (Guest Star), Brittany Ross (Guest Star), Natalie Lander (Guest Star), Katlin Mastandrea (Guest Star), Grace Bannon (Guest Star), Jessica Garcia (Guest Star), Peter Hulne (Guest Star), Ron Ostrow (Guest Star)

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

7/7/15
09:00 AM
"Get Your Business Done"  After attending a new church, Frankie is inspired by a pastor who wants people to live without regrets by fulfilling their own destiny.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/7/15
01:00 PM
"The Play"  Frankie and Sue are cast in a community theater production of "The Wizard of Oz"; Brick invites his quirky uncle to attend Special Friends Day at school.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/7/15
01:30 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
7/7/15
02:00 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) ABCF
7/7/15
02:30 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) ABCF
7/7/15
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
7/7/15
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
7/8/15
09:00 AM
"The Guidance Counselor"  Sue forms a connection with her awkward guidance counselor; Frankie is frustrated when Mike insists on assembling their new bed by himself; Brick tries to relay a complaint to the president.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/8/15
01:00 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) ABCF
7/8/15
01:30 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) 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.