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The Middle

"Average Rules"

Frankie and Mike find out that Brick may be held back a grade because of the school librarian; an aptitude test reveals Axl to be academically gifted.  (Repeat)

Mon 5/11 2:30 PM  ABCF
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Betty White (Guest Star), Andy Milder (Guest Star), Greg Cromer (Guest Star), Mary Passeri (Guest Star), Dale Raoul (Guest Star), Kiva Jump (Guest Star), Lou Richards (Guest Star), Blaine Saunders (Guest Star), Adrienne Berry (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Writer), Eileen Heisler (Writer), Wendy Stanzler (Director)

5/6/15
01:00 PM
"Siblings"  Frankie tries to stop her kids from fighting with one another; Mike considers firing Aunt Edie when she makes a costly mistake.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/6/15
01:30 PM
"Christmas"  Mike offers to organize the Heck family Christmas so that Frankie can focus on rehearsing for her solo in the midnight Mass.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/6/15
02:00 PM
"The Jeans"  Sue wants an expensive pair of jeans in order to fit in with her peers; Frankie and Mike let Brick take care of Aunt Edie and Aunt Ginny's dog for a few days.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/6/15
02:30 PM
"The Neighbor"  Sue has a confrontation with a neighbor's sons; Axl is asked to help Brick with a gym requirement.  (Repeat) ABCF
5/6/15
08:00 PM
"Mother's Day Reservations"  Mike's incompetence threatens to ruin Frankie's Mother's Day; Mike tells Axl, Sue and Brick to put some effort into a gift for Frankie; Frankie asks the kids how they would differ from her as parents.  (Repeat) WABC
5/6/15
09:00 PM
"The Wind Chimes"  Frankie begs Rita Glossner to take down her noisy wind chimes; Axl and Hutch try to figure out a way to retrieve a couch they found on the side of the road; Brick tries to come up with a new pretzel snack idea; Sue announces she is back with Darrin.  (Repeat) HALL
5/6/15
09:30 PM
"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) HALL
5/6/15
10:00 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) HALL
5/6/15
10:30 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) HALL
5/7/15
01:00 PM
"The Interview"  Mike discovers a dinosaur bone in the quarry at work; Brick decides to run for school historian.  (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 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.