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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 Frankie Heck (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Mike Heck (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Axl Heck (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Sue Heck (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Brick Heck (130 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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Marsha Mason who plays Frankie's mother, played Paula McFadden in The Goodbye Girl (1977). In an updated version of the movie - The Goodbye Girl (2004) - Patricia Heaton plays the same character. See more »

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Real and Funny
5 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You'd want to see this show because of the household names, Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Chris Kattan, Brian Doyle Murray, and you'd be pleasantly surprised by the writing. We all "know" the harried mom, laid back dad, "under achiever" kids, but within a twenty minute episode I realize how really well the writers capture the frustration and absurdity that goes with life in "the middle". This program doesn't fit the "oh poor hapless daddy" sitcoms, the kind Bob Newhart would NEVER do, and that's why I've been watching it. Because they have a real mess of a home and wear clothes you do see in the newspaper insert ads, these are some real people dealing with some way out there kinds of characters in situations which are hilarious and sometimes heartwarming, without being mushy. This is one show I look forward to each week!!


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