The Middle (2009– )

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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.

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A look at the life of a lower-middle-class family living in the Midwest.

Director: Chris Koch
Stars: Amanda Arentsen, Rusty Burns, Ashley Devane
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 Frankie Heck (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Mike Heck (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Axl Heck (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Sue Heck (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Brick Heck (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Bob (56 episodes, 2009-2014)
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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.

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Just like your family...kind of. Not really. Well, maybe.

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Axl mentions that when he becomes very sick, he wants to be frozen, so that when they find a cure to the sickness, he can be unfrozen and cured. This way, he will never die. This is also the plan of the characters Phyllis, Lars, and Ted on _"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970)_. See more »


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Patricia Heaton rises up as the star of her own show!
2 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Emmy winner Patricia Heaton plays a mom, Frances, better known as Frankie in the Middle of the country in Indiana. She has three children with her husband. They both work jobs. She's a car salesman and he works in an office. They have a daughter who tries to achieve or win but always loses. An awkward youngest son who she uses an actual sale to pick him up from school because she or her husband forgot to pick him up. Her oldest son, Axel, doesn't wear his shirt around the house and only comes down to eat. I could relate to this story. I think her role of Frankie is far more interesting than her other roles. Her home is not in order physically and the family lives in the middle of the country. The show starts off with Frankie wearing a superwoman costume because her youngest son, Brick, has said that his mom is his hero. It's not a bad show but you should all watch it if you have families or live outside Hollywood as most of us do. I like seeing her back on the air. She is the star and expect to see her name next year for an Emmy. She's got another shot at it. This show is funny, witty, and off-beat enough for Emmy voters.


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