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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

Network: United States ABC (2009 - 2018)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: ComedyFamily
Episodes ordered: 24 episodes

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Previous Episode

A Heck of a Ride, Part Two

Episode 9x24; May 22, 2018

After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
9x24: A Heck of a Ride, Part TwoMay 22, 2018
9x23: A Heck of a Ride, Part OneMay 22, 2018
9x22: Split DecisionMay 15, 2018
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Средностатистическо семейство (Bulgaria Bulgaria)
  • A semmi közepén (Hungary Hungary)
  • Familia Heck (Romania Romania)
  • Бывает и хуже (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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