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Jane Kaczmarek is heading back to the middle. The former co-star of Fox's Malcolm in the Middle has been tapped for a guest role on ABC's The Middle, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows for 2012-13 Season Kaczmarek will play Frankie's (Patricia Heaton) teacher in career college on an upcoming episode of the comedy's fourth season. Their relationship (naturally!) will get off to a rocky start. The role marks the latest in a string of guest gigs for Kaczmarek, who most recently appeared in episodes of NBC's Whitney and FX's Wilfred. Photos: The 100

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