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A struggling artist is recruited by a secret agency to fight against evil forces. Based on the graphic novels by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 13)

Matt Keeslar ... The Middleman (12 episodes, 2008)

Natalie Morales ... Wendy Watson (12 episodes, 2008)

Brit Morgan ... Lacey Thornfield (12 episodes, 2008)

Mary Pat Gleason ... Ida (12 episodes, 2008)

Jake Smollett ... Noser (12 episodes, 2008)

Brendan Hines ... Tyler Ford (5 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
Jeremiah S. Chechik (4 episodes, 2008)
Michael Zinberg (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (12 episodes, 2008)
Les McClaine (7 episodes, 2008)
Andy Reaser (2 episodes, 2008)
Jordan Rosenberg (2 episodes, 2008)
Tracey Stern (2 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Watson (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Javier Grillo-Marxuach .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Shane Keller .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2008)
John Ziffren .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Hans Beimler .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2008)
Jeremiah S. Chechik .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 2008)
Jon Paré .... producer (11 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Watson .... co-producer (11 episodes, 2008)
Tracey Stern .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Tree Adams (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Newby (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Raúl Dávalos (5 episodes, 2008)
James Renfroe (4 episodes, 2008)
Mallory Gottlieb (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting by
Anya Colloff (12 episodes, 2008)
Amy McIntyre Britt (12 episodes, 2008)
Michael V. Nicolo (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Naomi Slodki (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sachiko Tanaka (9 episodes, 2008)
Ken Watkins (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Judi Giovanni (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Danielle Launzel (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kimber Eastwood .... makeup department head (11 episodes, 2008)
Todd Tucker .... special effects makeup (10 episodes, 2008)
Danny Goldstein .... hair department head (4 episodes, 2008)
Ketty Gonzalez .... hair department head (4 episodes, 2008)
Leslie Lightfoot .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Mark Nieman .... special makeup effects artist / sculptor (3 episodes, 2008)
Steven R. Soussanna .... hair department head (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Keith Patterson .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2008)
Jon Paré .... unit production manager (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melody Beam .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2008)
Lisa Chu .... second second assistant director (11 episodes, 2008)
Richard W. Abramitis .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2008)
Derek E. Johansen .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2008)

Robert Rogers .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Kent Kidman .... construction foreman (12 episodes, 2008)
Danny Ronay .... second foreman (12 episodes, 2008)
Gene Bowen .... general foreman (11 episodes, 2008)
Mary Kay Campbell .... lead scenic (11 episodes, 2008)
Roberta Chapman .... painter (11 episodes, 2008)
Joshua Cheek .... assistant property master (11 episodes, 2008)
Gregory M. Edgar .... property master (11 episodes, 2008)
Star Fields .... construction coordinator (11 episodes, 2008)
Paul Ford .... leadman (11 episodes, 2008)
Colin Kirkpatrick .... art department coordinator (11 episodes, 2008)
Jon Klein .... propmaker (11 episodes, 2008)
Fredderick Jackson .... set painter (10 episodes, 2008)
Chris Withrow .... set dresser (9 episodes, 2008)
Tyler James Cook .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2008)
Derrick Hinman .... buyer (3 episodes, 2008)

Iva Sasheva .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes, 2008)
Shannon Courte .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Doug Currie .... paint coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (12 episodes, 2008)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (12 episodes, 2008)
John-Thomas Graves .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2008)
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 2008)
Rick Hinson .... sound designer (11 episodes, 2008)
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2008)
Buck Robinson .... production sound mixer (11 episodes, 2008)
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer (9 episodes, 2008)
Mike Anderson .... utility sound (7 episodes, 2008)
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2008)
William Hinson .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Penny Harold .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2008)

Dale Chaloukian .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Harvey Lowry .... special effects supervisor (12 episodes, 2008)
Randy Cabral .... special effects coordinator (10 episodes, 2008)
Danielle Lyn Saunders .... special effects makeup (2 episodes, 2008)

James Kozier .... special effects pyrotechnician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Stephen Lebed .... visual effects supervisor (11 episodes, 2008)
Casey Yahnke .... digital compositor: Mechnology Visual Effects / digital compositor: Mechnology VFX (11 episodes, 2008)
Jessica Amzoll .... digital compositor (7 episodes, 2008)
Erica Jean .... visual effects editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Derek Zavada .... visual effects producer (5 episodes, 2008)
Julie Leibovitz .... visual effects producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Mauricio Monroy .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2008)
David Fred Masselink .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)

Roberto Biagi .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes, 2008)
Caleb Wagner .... visual effects (unknown episodes, 2008)
Tara Conley .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Bob White .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt coordinator (11 episodes, 2008)
Kelly Bellini .... stunt double (8 episodes, 2008)
David Kilde .... stunt double: Matt Keeslar (6 episodes, 2008)
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts (5 episodes, 2008)
Linda Jewell .... stunts (4 episodes, 2008)
Michael H. Barnett .... stunts (3 episodes, 2008)
Mark Rayner .... stunt rigger (2 episodes, 2008)

Robert Alonzo .... stunt performer (unknown episodes, 2008)
Kevin Derr .... stunts (unknown episodes, 2008)
Zack Duhame .... stunts (unknown episodes, 2008)
Guy Bews .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator / camera operator: "a" camera (12 episodes, 2008)
Nicholas Tredway .... grip (12 episodes, 2008)
Ben Beaird .... key grip (11 episodes, 2008)
Sean Mennie .... second assistant camera (11 episodes, 2008)
Keith Roverud .... gaffer (11 episodes, 2008)
Kelly Beaird .... grip (9 episodes, 2008)
Michael Gfelner .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2008)
Maxwell Thorpe .... grip (5 episodes, 2008)
James Schlittenhart .... camera utility (4 episodes, 2008)
Kirk Bartolata .... grip (3 episodes, 2008)
Jason Blount .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)

Chris Cotterman .... grip (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada (1 episode, 2008)
Sean Cossey .... casting: Canada (1 episode, 2008)
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2008)

Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Krueger .... set costumer (11 episodes, 2008)
Perri Kimono .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2008)
Rochelle Best .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Heydar Adel .... on-line editor (12 episodes, 2008)
Keith Ponschock .... colorist: dailies (12 episodes, 2008)
Ken Van Deest .... final colorist (10 episodes, 2008)
Albert Coleman .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Susan Godfrey .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Allison Wright Clark .... music supervisor / musical director (12 episodes, 2008)
Jessica Harrison .... music editor (12 episodes, 2008)
Peymon Maskan .... co-music supervisor / music supervisor (12 episodes, 2008)
Jake Staley .... composer: additional music / musician: drums / ... (12 episodes, 2008)
Tree Adams .... composer: theme music (11 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Tim Farrands .... driver (11 episodes, 2008)
Malcolm Mazer .... transportation coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Neil Chisholm .... driver (2 episodes, 2008)

Richard Cavazzi .... driver: cast (unknown episodes)
Doug McCord .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director (12 episodes, 2008)
David Park .... key assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2008)
Joey Rivera .... craft service (12 episodes, 2008)
Nancy Solomon .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 2008)
Melanie E. Gonzalez .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2008)
April Prosser .... production staff / assistant to producers (11 episodes, 2008)
Andy Reaser .... story editor (11 episodes, 2008)
Brendan Ryan .... production staff / production secretary (11 episodes, 2008)
Harold Vaz .... production assistant / production staff (11 episodes, 2008)
Brett Born .... production controller (10 episodes, 2008)
Briana Burke .... location manager (10 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer Herman .... set production assistant (10 episodes, 2008)
Mason LeCompte .... executive assistant / production assistant / ... (9 episodes, 2008)
Joel Meyer .... assistant to executive producer / production staff (9 episodes, 2008)
Margaret Dunlap .... writing assistant (8 episodes, 2008)
Susan Foster .... production staff / production accountant (8 episodes, 2008)
Zack Krone .... assistant coordinator / production staff (8 episodes, 2008)
Jeff McKibben .... script coordinator / production staff (8 episodes, 2008)
Neil Levin .... production staff / production assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Ben White .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Christina Mar .... production staff (5 episodes, 2008)
Heidi Tieben .... production staff / production assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Jason Brown .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
George Mims .... stand-in (4 episodes, 2008)
Jacque Paré .... production staff (4 episodes, 2008)
Stephenie Galvan .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Victoria Rickham .... production staff (2 episodes, 2008)
Ben Sensabaugh .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Gina Vreeland .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Thanks
Neil Levin .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 2008)
 

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91 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
Best new show since Pushing Daisies, 15 June 2008
Author: Heliograph from United States

A friend said I should take advantage of the free iTunes download, and it was great advice: The Middleman is the best show I've seen since Pushing Daisies. Both shows feature smart, rapid-fire dialog, but The Middleman features more action (and more jokes) with a lot less romance.

Another reviewer thought the pop-culture references were current and disposable, but I don't think the show has that feel at all: there were far more jokes referencing (and name-checking) comic books and other pop culture from the 20th century. The show even self-references the fact that the "reality" of the show is like a comic book, complete with "monsters, robots... aliens?" Even so, you jokes are plentiful, and if you're not a comics nerd you'll still enjoy it (there were a surprising number of painting jokes, frex). The show should have no trouble holding up years from now.

I was surprised the show will be on ABC Family. It doesn't really seem like a family show, but then again many of the more adult jokes may be over the heads of a younger audience. Frex, the heroine's roommate asks her what it is like to be a "beard." If you like The Venture Brothers, Men In Black, Ghostbusters, or the last bunch of Reaper episodes, you'll like The Middleman<. I've seen comments that it is a ripoff of MIB, Special Unit 2, or Reaper, but if the pilot is any guide is totally avoids the drama and angsty-ness that SU2 or Reaper occasionally indulge in: The Middleman sticks to laughs, and is more comic-booky. And I mean that in a good way.

I've never entered a comment on IMDb before, but I felt the other poster's comments were so unfair that I was motivated to submit my own views.

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