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The Middle 

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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 town of Orson, Indiana.
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With four months of college left, Axl realizes he hasn't sent out any job resumes; Brad agrees to lead Sue's a cappella group in a music competition.


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Frankie wins free maid service for a month. Mike and Rusty look into assisted living facilities for their father. Axl, Hutch and Kenny move in with Sue and Lexie.


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 Frankie Heck (191 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Mike Heck (179 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Axl Heck (179 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Sue Heck (179 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Brick Heck (179 episodes, 2009-2017)
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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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Frankie mentions that Axl only knows a lot about astronomy because he watched Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) a lot. Charlie McDermott (Axl) played Chaz in the movie. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Queen Latifah Show: Episode #1.8 (2013) 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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Wonderfully original, entertaining, and satisfying new comedy!
2 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Supernaturally talented Patricia Heaton may be doomed to playing the long suffering wife now, as far as television goes -- but she is SO good at it. After who knows how many seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond she appears to have completely mastered the role. And who's complaining? I would never have thought there was so much fertile ground left for family comedy but the writers seem to have tapped a whole new vein. Patricia Heaton being one of the most talented humans ever, your expectations are high on anything new from this lady. No disappointments here! Great story - great imagery - sizzling dialog - wonderful character work from a top-notch cast. Where are all these brilliant new kid actors coming from? Atticus Shaffer is simply miraculous in his role as the ... "unusual child". There was so much entertaining content in this half-hour (or about 22 minutes, I guess, minus the commercials) that I felt like I'd watched a class A feature film comedy. It's not going to be easy to maintain this level of excellence but if they even get close, I'll be a huge fan. Can't wait to see the next episode!


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