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The Middle

"The Graduation"

Tension builds as Frankie tries to plan a graduation party for uncooperative Axl; Sue tries to get her driver's license for a sixth time; Brick must assemble a slide show highlighting the past four years of school.  (Repeat)

Mon 9/7 10:00 PM  HALL
Duration: 30 minutes
Rated: TV-PG
Sitcom, Comedy

Cast:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie Mcdermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Marion Ross (Guest Star), French Stewart (Guest Star), Beau Wirick (Guest Star), John Gammon (Guest Star), Galadriel Stineman (Guest Star), Brian Chenoweth (Guest Star), Harrison Miller (Guest Star), Paul Bond (Guest Star), Matthew Wayne (Guest Star)

Crew:
Eileen Heisler (Executive Producer), Deann Heline (Executive Producer), Tim Hobert (Writer), Eileen Heisler (Director)

9/2/15
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
9/2/15
09:00 PM
"Twenty Years"  Frankie worries Mike is tiring of her as their 20th anniversary draws close; Sue tries to get Axl and Brick's help planning a party for their parents; Axl spoils the end of a book for Brick.  (Repeat) HALL
9/2/15
09:30 PM
"Life Skills"  Axl feels embarrassed when he and Sue are asked to work on a school project together; Brick's school therapist tries to help him make friends.  (Repeat) HALL
9/2/15
10:00 PM
"One Kid at a Time"  When Frankie and Mike dedicate a day to each of their children, Axl takes them to a paintball range, Sue has them do 17 separate activities and Brick wants to go to a sci-fi convention.  (Repeat) HALL
9/2/15
10:30 PM
"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) HALL
9/3/15
09:00 AM
"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) ABCF
9/3/15
02:00 PM
"Halloween IV: The Ghost Story"  Sue holds a seance with her friends; the football team stops Axl from attending the Halloween party in his room; the family tries to give Brick advice about girls.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/3/15
02:30 PM
"The Jump"  Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with school.  (Repeat) ABCF
9/3/15
09:00 PM
"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) HALL
9/3/15
09:30 PM
"Valentine's Day IV"  Axl and his friends, Darrin and Sean, offer to help guys break up with their girlfriends; Sue's ex-boyfriend, Matt, invites her to a Valentine's Day dance at school; Mike accidentally sends a romantic text to a co-worker instead of to Frankie.  (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 her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate young man; awkward daughter Sue cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an unusual 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.