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The Middle 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2018)
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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Patricia Heaton ...  Frankie Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Neil Flynn ...  Mike Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Charlie McDermott ...  Axl Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Eden Sher ...  Sue Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Atticus Shaffer ...  Brick Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
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Following a woman named Frankie, and her boisterous family, the Hecks. Her husband, Mike, her daughter, Sue, and her two sons, Axl, and Brick go on what you might call family adventures as they explore life and its meaning. Mike and Frankie Heck watch their three crazy children grow up into young adults. Written by melissa mctague

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Just like your family...kind of. Not really. Well, maybe.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Middle. See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Middle, Season 4, Episode 2 is titled "Second Act" as Frankie is fired from Ehlert Motors, and decides her life needs a 'second act'. Patricia Heaton's next sitcom is titled "Carol's Second Act". See more »

Goofs

The interior layout of the house differs from the outside plan of the house. Standing out front of the house there is the family room on the left, then the front door and dining room in the center, then the garage on the right. The inside floorplan has a hall going to the right leading to the bedrooms. To the right is the garage, so the bedrooms for Sue, Axl, and Brick would have to be in the garage. Some scenes do show a small extension on the right side of the house, but it is too small to be the boys room and could not include Sue's room at all. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.44 (2010) See more »

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The Middle
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Written by Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind
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Patricia Heaton rises up as the star of her own show!
2 October 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Emmy winner Patricia Heaton plays a mom, Frances, better known as Frankie in the Middle of the country in Indiana. She has three children with her husband. They both work jobs. She's a car salesman and he works in an office. They have a daughter who tries to achieve or win but always loses. An awkward youngest son who she uses an actual sale to pick him up from school because she or her husband forgot to pick him up. Her oldest son, Axel, doesn't wear his shirt around the house and only comes down to eat. I could relate to this story. I think her role of Frankie is far more interesting than her other roles. Her home is not in order physically and the family lives in the middle of the country. The show starts off with Frankie wearing a superwoman costume because her youngest son, Brick, has said that his mom is his hero. It's not a bad show but you should all watch it if you have families or live outside Hollywood as most of us do. I like seeing her back on the air. She is the star and expect to see her name next year for an Emmy. She's got another shot at it. This show is funny, witty, and off-beat enough for Emmy voters.


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