The Middle
9 Seasons

The Middle: 

A middle-class, middle-American family of five tries to keep its collective head above water as they go through life's ups and downs.

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A middle-class, middle-American family of five tries to keep its collective head above water as they go through life's ups and downs.

1. Pilot

Frankie is struggling in her career as a car salesperson because she has failed ...

The Cheerleader
2. The Cheerleader

Frankie scrambles to make ends meet and save her job.

The Floating Anniversary
3. The Floating Anniversary

Family matters thwart plans for a romantic anniversary trip.

The Trip
4. The Trip

Frankie urges Sue to stand up for herself at school.

The Block Party
5. The Block Party

Mike helps Brick make friends at their street's block party.

The Front Door
6. The Front Door

Axl accidentally breaks the front door and has to fix it.

The Scratch
7. The Scratch

A social worker visits the Heck household.

8. Thanksgiving

Frankie's perfect Thanksgiving turns into a nightmare.

9. Siblings

Frankie vows to make her kids stop fighting.

10. Christmas

Mike organizes the Heck family Christmas.

The Jeans
11. The Jeans

Frankie and Mike endure the unpredictability of teenagers.

The Neighbor
12. The Neighbor

Frankie fears that a confrontation with trashy neighbor Rita Glossner is at hand...

The Interview
13. The Interview

An unemployed Mike lacks the skills needed to find a new job.

The Yelling
14. The Yelling

Frankie makes a deal with her kids to stop yelling.

Valentine's Day
15. Valentine's Day

Frankie and Mike's romantic Valentine's Day dream backfires.

The Bee
16. The Bee

Brick enters the regional spelling bee in Chicago.

The Break Up
17. The Break Up

Axl's perfect girlfriend breaks up with him.

The Fun House
18. The Fun House

Frankie fears her job at the car dealership may be on the line when hardcore mot...

The Final Four
19. The Final Four

Mike is torn between the Final Four game and a funeral.

TV or Not TV
20. TV or Not TV

Frankie and Mike can't adapt to life without TV.

Worry Duty
21. Worry Duty

Axl's on-again/off-again girlfriend re-enters his life.

Mother's Day
22. Mother's Day

Frankie visits her mom on Mother's Day

23. Signals

The Heck family BBQ is being planned as spring rolls around.

Average Rules
24. Average Rules

After attending year-end school parent-teacher conferences, Frankie and Mike are...

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9 Seasons Available (215 Episodes)

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About This Series

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 her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike, 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.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan

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