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The Middle

"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)

Fri 8/7 2:00 PM  ABCF
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Matthew Moy (Guest Star), Jen Ray (Guest Star), Dierk Torsek (Guest Star), Steven Krueger (Guest Star), Laura Kesling (Guest Star), Toshi Toda (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), Jana Hunter (Writer), Mitch Hunter (Writer), Paul Lazarus (Director)

7/30/15
09:00 AM
"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) ABCF
7/30/15
02:00 PM
"The Block Party"  When Brick's teachers determine that he is socially challenged, Mike involves him in various activities, eventually settling on the block-party lawn-mower contest.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/30/15
02:30 PM
"The Front Door"  Axl accidentally breaks down the front door and Mike insists he fix it; Frankie may be forced to wear a dog suit.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/30/15
03:00 PM
"The Scratch"  An accident leads to a visit from a social worker; Bob tries to help Mr. Ehlert shoot a commercial.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/30/15
03:30 PM
"Thanksgiving"  Mr. Ehlert forces the staff to work on Thanksgiving; Brick gets lost in a corn maze.  (Repeat) ABCF
7/30/15
09:00 PM
"Sleepless in Orson"  Frankie and Mike start to worry when Brick begins developing irrational fears; Sue is conflicted about Derrick Glossner's behavior; Axl and Sean shut down Darrin's attempt to start a Boss Co spinoff.  (Repeat) HALL
7/30/15
09:30 PM
"War of the Hecks"  Sue makes a discovery that leads to an ultimate prank battle with Axl; Brick tries to read a recommended biography on Debbie Reynolds.  (Repeat) HALL
7/30/15
10:00 PM
"The Carpool"  Principal Barker asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike; Axl becomes an astronomy expert so he can tutor an attractive student; Mike receives two tickets to a basketball game.  (Repeat) HALL
7/30/15
10:30 PM
"The Award"  Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a dinner honoring his dedicated service at the quarry; Sue forms a plan to build connections between students; Axl hopes to track down a girl who left a message on his phone.  (Repeat) HALL
7/31/15
09:00 AM
"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) 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.