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17 items from 2017


The Middle: Is the ABC Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Nine?

16 August 2017 6:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchAfter eight seasons, there's just as much drama in the Heck household. Has the The Middle TV show been cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of season nine of The Middle. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?What's This TV Show About?Set in Orson, Indiana, The Middle TV show revolves around the five members of the middle-class Heck family. It's headed by quarry manager Mike (Neil Flynn) and Frankie (Patricia Heaton), a dental assistant. They do their best to make ends meet and raise their three very different kids -- lazy Axl (Charlie McDermott), awkward Sue (Eden Sher), and Brick (Atticus Shaffer), the »

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The Middle: Season Nine; Co-Creators on Ending the ABC Sitcom

7 August 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As reported last week, The Middle TV show will end with the upcoming ninth season. During the ABC sitcom's panel at the TCA summer press tour, creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline assured reporters that the creative team made the decision to end with the ninth season, and that they had told the network they would like a season to craft their farewell to the Heck family. A family sitcom, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The ABC comedy centers on the Hecks, a middle-class family, living in Orson, Indiana.  Read More… »

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‘The Middle’ Star Patricia Heaton on End of Show Amid Trump Era: ‘Our Timing Really Sucks’

6 August 2017 5:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s not lost on the cast and creators of ABC’s “The Middle” that the show is preparing to sign off just as there is increased attention on America’s small towns, like that of Orson, Indiana in the sitcom. During a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Sunday, the team was asked whether Donald Trump riding the support of working class voters to his 2016 presidential victory is a sign that the show is prematurely calling it quits after its ninth and final season. “Our timing really sucks,” replied star Patricia Heaton (Frankie). “We wait until it’s. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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The Middle: ABC Sitcom Ending; No Season 10

2 August 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What the heck? While The Middle TV show is not cancelled, it will end with its upcoming ninth season. Star Patricia Heaton announced on Twitter that season nine of The Middle will be its final season on ABC. A family sitcom, The Middle also stars Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The ABC comedy centers on the Hecks, a middle-class family, living in Orson, Indiana, headed by quarry manager Mike (Flynn) and Frankie (Heaton)Read More… »

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Patricia Heaton's 'The Middle' Is Ending After Season 9

2 August 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's the end for The Middle.

The upcoming ninth season will be the final chapter for Patricia Heaton's half-hour comedy, ABC announced on Wednesday. The decision to end the series was made by The Middle co-creators and showrunners Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline.

Heaton stars as Frankie Heck, a harried wife and mother of three who lives in the Orson, Indiana, and uses her wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer also star.

Related: 'The Middle' Cast Celebrates 100 Episodes

Following the announcement, Heaton tweeted about the news, promising that the final season will be top-notch. "We love our fans and we're bringing you the most epic final season ever!" she wrote.

“The Heck family has been part of the ABC family for almost a decade. It’s rare for a series to have this type of longevity, and we are »

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ABC’s ‘The Middle’ Will Conclude With Season 9

2 August 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The ninth season of ABC’s “The Middle” will be the sitcom’s last, TheWrap has confirmed. Also Read: Ratings: 'World of Dance' Again Annihilates ABC's Soft 'Somewhere Between' The single-camera comedy stars Patricia Heaton (Frankie Heck), Neil Flynn (Mike Heck), Charlie McDermott (Axl Heck), Eden Sher (Sue Heck) and Atticus Shaffer (Brick Heck) as the Heck family, a middle-class family living in the Midwest. The show tackles typical sitcom topics like marriage, parenting, work and everyday life. “The Middle” has been a consistent performer for ABC, although its viewership has never exceeded 9 million viewers. Heaton »

- Ashley Boucher

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‘The Middle’ Set to End With Season 9

2 August 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Middle” will end after its upcoming ninth season, which kicks off this fall.

Debuting in 2009, the family sitcom is one of ABC’s longest-running comedies, next to “Modern Family.” Though the series has never been a huge ratings breakout, it’s been steady on the network’s schedule.

Starring Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer, “The Middle” revolves around the middle-class, midwestern Heck family. Created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

“Last year we sat down with our cast and made the bittersweet decision together that in this ninth season it is time to bring the Hecks’ story to a close.  It’s been an amazing run, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we’re looking forward to having an entire year to say goodbye,” said co-creators Heisler and Heline. “Plus, we wanted to go out before too many people knew we were on the air.”

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- Daniel Holloway and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The Middle Ending After Season 9

2 August 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s time to say goodbye to the Hecks.

The Middle will end its run at the conclusion of Season 9, it was announced on Wednesday.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

“We sat down with the cast at the end of last year [to tell them],” executive producer Eileen Heisler said in an exclusive statement to EW.com. “It was important to have a year to say goodbye. We want to be able to tell all the stories.”

“It’s a family show. We could keep going for 10 more years with new relationships, »

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Lead Actress in a Comedy

1 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus set a record last year when she won her fifth consecutive Emmy for playing the titular “Veep,” and is a lock for a sixth nomination (if not a win) this year. Only three other former nominees are eligible this year: Tracee Ellis Ross, coming off a Golden Globe win for “Black-ish”; Ellie Kemper, always upbeat on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; and Lily Tomlin, a beloved performer, for “Grace and Frankie.” Tomlin’s co-star, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, shouldn’t be counted out of the running, particularly following a third season that may heralded as the show’s best yet. Also returning to some of the best reviews of her career was Lena Dunham for the final season of “Girls.” Throwing an interesting twist into the mix is Allison Janney’s choice to move from supporting to lead for “Mom,” a role that has already won her two trophies. She »

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The Middle: Season Eight Ratings

17 May 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

For seven seasons, The Middle has been a staple of the Wednesday night schedule on .  Now, the network has moved the sitcom to Tuesday nights. How will this move affect the ratings? Could this long-running comedy be cancelled or, will it be renewed for a ninth season? Stay tuned.Set in Orson, Indiana, The Middle TV show revolves around the five members of the middle-class Heck family. It's headed by quarry manager Mike (Neil Flynn) and Frankie (Patricia Heaton), a dental assistant. They do their best to make ends meet and raise their three very different kids -- lazy Axl (Charlie McDermott), awkward Sue (Eden Sher), and Brick (Atticus Shaffer), the intelligent yet odd youngest son.Read More… »

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‘Last Man Standing’ Wasn’t Canceled Because Tim Allen Is Conservative, So Stop Whining

16 May 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Conservative sites are apoplectic with rage over ABC’s cancellation of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing.” But ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters Tuesday that politics didn’t play a role in the show’s ax.

Those sites are accusing ABC of killing the show because of Allen’s right-leaning politics. Yet lost in the furor: ABC also canceled several shows with more left-leaning themes, including “American Crime” and “The Real O’Neals.” (This year ABC also canceled “Dr. Ken” and “The Catch.”)

ABC remains fully committed to “The Middle,” its signature Tuesday comedy starring another well-known Hollywood conservative, Patricia Heaton. The network is also reviving another blue-collar comedy, its late 1980s staple “Roseanne,” for midseason.

Read More: Guys Return to ABC, Which Adds Several New Male Leads to Its Fall Lineup

20th Century Fox TV produces “Last Man Standing.” Shows heading into their seventh season get more expensive, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Last Man Standing’ Wasn’t Canceled Because Tim Allen Is Conservative, So Stop Whining

16 May 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Conservative sites are apoplectic with rage over ABC’s cancellation of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing.” But ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters Tuesday that politics didn’t play a role in the show’s ax.

Those sites are accusing ABC of killing the show because of Allen’s right-leaning politics. Yet lost in the furor: ABC also canceled several shows with more left-leaning themes, including “American Crime” and “The Real O’Neals.” (This year ABC also canceled “Dr. Ken” and “The Catch.”)

ABC remains fully committed to “The Middle,” its signature Tuesday comedy starring another well-known Hollywood conservative, Patricia Heaton. The network is also reviving another blue-collar comedy, its late 1980s staple “Roseanne,” for midseason.

Read More: Guys Return to ABC, Which Adds Several New Male Leads to Its Fall Lineup

20th Century Fox TV produces “Last Man Standing.” Shows heading into their seventh season get more expensive, »

- Michael Schneider

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The Middle: ABC Sitcom to Host Mini Everybody Loves Raymond Reunion

17 February 2017 5:43 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A familiar face is coming to The Middle. TVLine reports Everybody Loves Raymond star Monica Horan will reunite with former co-star Patricia Heaton on an upcoming episode of the ABC TV show.Horan played Amy MacDougall-Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond opposite Heaton's Debra Baron. The Middle stars Heaton as a middle-class mother of three living in suburban Indiana. The cast also includes Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer.Read More… »

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9 Sets of Costars Who Competed Against One Another at the SAG Awards

27 January 2017 2:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The competition is always stiff at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — but when you’re going up against a costar for the coveted prize, it’s even more so.

These celebs experienced just that, minus any tension.

Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

This year, we’ll see Ryder go up against her pint-sized castmate, Millie, who has gained tons of attention (and internet love) for her portrayal of Eleven in the smash hit Netflix series.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

These two first worked together back in 1980 on the movie 9 to 5. They reunited for »

- Diana Pearl

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Exclusive: Julie Chen, Gayle King and More Reveal Mary Tyler Moore's Influence on Women in Television

26 January 2017 2:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mary Tyler Moore was all about girl power even before the phrase was coined, and Et caught up with some of the powerful ladies who are continuing her tradition of redefining what it means to be a modern woman on television.

"She was a woman who broke glass ceilings and showed she could accomplish anything and everything she set her mind to in a man's world," The Talk host Julie Chen said.

Watch: Oprah Winfrey Breaks Down in Tears Over Mary Tyler Moore's Death

On the hit television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Moore played Mary Richards, an ambitious, single, professional woman confidently going after her dreams as a TV producer. In 1970, the idea was a foreign concept to many, but for the young girls watching at home, it would plant a seed that would grow and lead thriving careers.

"I can remember gathering in the student lounge to watch Mary Tyler Moore on a Saturday »

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All the Shows That Have Been Renewed in 2017 So Far

25 January 2017 10:07 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The year may be young, but that hasn't stopped the network heads from making some big moves when it comes to their 2017 fall line-ups! In the last few weeks, four of the big five have already begun handing out renewals to some of their biggest shows (or in the case of the CW, nearly all their shows), with the latest coming from the good folks at ABC. The Alphabet net announced that its first renewal of the season would go to none other than solid comedy stalwart The Middle. Currently in its eighth season, the charming Patricia Heaton-starring family comedy had consistently delivered for the network, helping them successfully launch a second night of comedy programming this season on Tuesdays. The renewal is such »

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ABC Renews ‘The Middle’ for Season 9

25 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has given an early renewal to “The Middle,” Variety has learned. The Midwestern comedy will return for a ninth season in the fall.

“‘The Middle’ has been one of the network’s most consistent performers and helped us to launch a whole new night of comedy when it moved to Tuesdays this season,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. “The Indiana Hecks have found America’s sweet spot with their authentic, acerbic and always loving take on parenting, work, kids, marriage and life.”

The series has indeed proven a solid performer, providing a stable launch platform for newcomer “American Housewife” this season. The show hovers around a 1.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings, and typically sees growth of 50% or more once DVR viewing within three days is factored in.

The Middle” follows the Heck family of Orson, Indiana. Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) is a harried wife and mother of »

- Oriana Schwindt

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