The Middle

Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes - but we think Frankie Heck, must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.

Frankie and her husband, Mike, have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she'll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There's Axl, her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N' Roses; Sue, the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything... but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick, whose best friend is his backpack.

Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in The Middle.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (2009 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy Family
Episodes ordered: 24 episodes

Official site: abc.go.com

8.2 (37 votes)

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Great Heckspectations

Episode 9x20; May 1, 2018

Frankie has to force Brick into asking Cindy to the high school prom but worries that his quirkiness could spoil the happy event; Lexie talks a clueless Axl into giving Sue a belated 21st birthday present; and Mike becomes frustrated over how to get

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
9x19: Bat Out of HeckApr 10, 2018
9x18: Thank You for Not KissingApr 3, 2018
9x17: Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final BattleMar 20, 2018
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