The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.
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 Frankie Heck (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Mike Heck (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Axl Heck (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Sue Heck (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Brick Heck (169 episodes, 2009-2016)
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Following a woman named Frankie, and her boisterous family, the Hecks. Her husband, Mike, her daughter, Sue, and her two sons, Axl, and Brick go on what you might call family adventures as they explore life and its meaning. Mike and Frankie Heck watch their three crazy children grow up into young adults. Written by melissa mctague

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

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Sue's birthday is actually inaccurate. She was born on Leap Day, February 29th, which only occurs once every 4 years. To fit her age group and Leap Day, she would've had to have been born in 1996, a leap year. However, this is not the case. Sue celebrated her 16th birthday in 2013, meaning she would have had to have been born in 1997, making her birthday incorrect. See more »

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Mike Heck: I can help you, but you know what I'm gonna say.
Frankie Heck: Oh, God...
Mike Heck: Sports!
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Featured in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.7 (2009) See more »

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The Middle
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Written by Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
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A Home Run
9 April 2010 | by (Barbados) – See all my reviews

Thank you, ABC, for putting a great group of comedy writers together to support this all star cast. Barbara Heaton as the used car saleslady mom and the janitor from Scrubs as the dad are the best parents I've seen on t.v. in a long time. The 3 children are given meaty characterizations to play and I hope they will win many awards. The kids and the other supporting cast (including Chris Kattan and the car lot boss) couldn't have been cast better. Every show gives me old fashioned belly laughs and inspiration that, like this family struggling to survive in the middle class (the reason for its name, not named for the middle of the country in which it takes place) we can all learn a lesson in what makes families strong.


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