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The Middle 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2009– )
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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Season 8 Premiere


Tuesday, October 11

Brick gets a full blown scholarship to MIT and meets Lip from Showtimes "Shameless", except he finds that Lip has the intelligence that he has been searching for all his life.


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Wednesday, May 18
S7.E24 The Show Must Go On
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When Brick is not allowed to sing at his middle school graduation, Frankie takes up the fight. Sue may have to miss his graduation because of her job at Dollywood. Axl meets a younger ...


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S7.E23 Find My Hecks
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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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The original pilot episode starred Ricki Lake as Frankie Heck. Most of the cast was replaced after that production, with Atticus Shaffer (Brick) being the only actor remaining. 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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.44 (2010) 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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Really enjoyable comedy
15 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a number of shows that I record every week and this is one of them. Whenever I go to catch up on watching shows that were recorded, there are some that are starting to feel like a chore to watch, but I always looks forward to watching this one.

I was never a fan of "Everyone Loves Raymond" so I never saw too much of Patricia Heaton, but she's really very good in this show. I think most of the characters in this show are really well cast. I think Eden Sher as the daughter "Sue" is terrific. She's such a lovable nerd. Neil Flynn who plays the husband "Mike" is funny and believable. Atticus Shaffer as the youngest son "Brick" is pretty bizarre, but somehow I find myself laughing at him, especially when he repeats to himself in a whisper, the last word of his sentences. I can't explain why, but it's funny to me every time he does it.

I hope the show doesn't get old for me. I've watched the first 9 episodes so far and haven't been disappointed yet.


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