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The Middle: Season 5: Episode 23 -- Sue counts down the days until the Hecks go to Walt Disney World.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 21 -- After fielding demands by her kids, Frankie limits her office hours.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 19 -- Frankie pleads with a mean and unyielding Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields).
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 16 -- When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 15 -- Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries extra hard to please her customers after receiving a bad review.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Just like your family...kind of. Not really. Well, maybe.
Plot:
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.
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Patricia Heaton rises up as the star of her own show! See more (61 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 137)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (123 episodes, 2009-2015)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (123 episodes, 2009-2015)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (123 episodes, 2009-2015)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (123 episodes, 2009-2015)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (123 episodes, 2009-2015)

Chris Kattan ... Bob (56 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (44 episodes, 2009-2015)
Elliot Hegarty (13 episodes, 2010-2013)
Phil Traill (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ken Whittingham (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Blake T. Evans (10 episodes, 2011-2014)
Wendey Stanzler (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Barnet Kellman (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alex Reid (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jamie Babbit (3 episodes, 2010)
Julie Anne Robinson (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Michael Spiller (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Lazarus (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris Koch (2 episodes, 2010)
Alex Hardcastle (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Eileen Heisler (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
John Putch (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Eileen Heisler (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
DeAnn Heline (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jana Hunter (21 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mitch Hunter (21 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tim Hobert (17 episodes, 2010-2014)
Roy Brown (16 episodes, 2009-2014)
Vijal Patel (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
David S. Rosenthal (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rob Ulin (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robin Shorr (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Alex Reid (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Saltzman (2 episodes, 2011-2013)

Series Produced by
Eileen Heisler .... executive producer (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Werner Walian .... producer (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (107 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ashley Korman .... associate producer / co-producer (101 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Leslie Waldman .... co-producer (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
David S. Rosenthal .... co-executive producer (72 episodes, 2011-2014)
Vijal Patel .... producer / supervising producer / ... (71 episodes, 2009-2012)
Roy Brown .... producer / co-producer / ... (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robin Shorr .... producer / supervising producer (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
Alex Reid .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Melissa Parent .... associate producer (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kim Hamberg .... associate producer (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Russ Woody .... consulting producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Joey Newman (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (101 episodes, 2009-2014)
John Joyce (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (49 episodes, 2010-2014)
Brian Barr (35 episodes, 2011-2014)
Richard Candib (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stuart Bass (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
William Marrinson (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Casting by
G. Charles Wright (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (28 episodes, 2011-2014)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (116 episodes, 2009-2014)
Connie Kallos .... key hair stylist (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Kinney .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Lorna Reid .... key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tifanie White .... makeup department head (3 episodes, 2013)
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Production Management
Leslie Waldman .... unit production manager (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ashley Korman .... post supervisor / post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Melissa Parent .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (62 episodes, 2009-2015)
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director / first assistant director (59 episodes, 2011-2014)
Richard Silva .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (50 episodes, 2009-2014)
Nancy L. Ventura .... second assistant director (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mark Rabinowitz .... first assistant director (46 episodes, 2010-2014)
Daniel Portnoy .... second second assistant director / dga trainee (17 episodes, 2009-2014)
Colin Duffy .... dga trainee (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
D.J. Carter .... dga trainee (13 episodes, 2013)
Anna Vogt .... dga trainee (12 episodes, 2011)
Christina Lee .... dga trainee (11 episodes, 2011)
Sydney Patapoff .... dga trainee (11 episodes, 2014)
Sean Kavanagh .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kathleen Doise .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2010)
Angie Read .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
James Torvinen .... property master (96 episodes, 2009-2014)
Kristina Fuangkasae .... assistant property master (74 episodes, 2009-2014)
Brian Russo .... set dresser (51 episodes, 2009-2011)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer (43 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jody Bergman .... set buyer (34 episodes, 2009-2010)
John R. Boucher .... set dresser (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark Vitale .... construction coordinator (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael Courville .... property master (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
Donovan H. Miller .... assistant property master (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Erica Wernick .... graphic designer (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nathaniel Magnuson .... set dresser (7 episodes, 2010)
Hillel Chaim Smith .... props / assistant property master (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Scott Helms .... props (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Kelsey .... re-recording mixer (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor / ... (119 episodes, 2009-2014)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (92 episodes, 2010-2014)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joshua Chase .... sound effects editor / sound editor (49 episodes, 2010-2014)
Herbert Rawlinson .... dialogue editor (28 episodes, 2010-2014)
Sean Rush .... sound mixer (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform (5 episodes, 2009)
Kelly Rush .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2010)
Todd O. Russell .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shawn Morse .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2013)
Alexis Schafer .... sound utility (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Rose .... special effects (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor / special effects (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Forbes .... special effects (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Brian McIntyre .... visual effects (24 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tom Kendall .... visual effects producer (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sarah McGrail .... visual effects producer (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bob Minshall .... visual effects (5 episodes, 2009-2014)
Francesco Panzieri .... digital compositor: Encore Hollywood (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Christian Quickle .... visual effects producer (4 episodes, 2014)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Seth Brower .... compositor: Encore Hollywood / compositor (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rick Ravenell .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunt coordinator (23 episodes, 2009-2013)
Marc Scizak .... stunt coordinator / stunts: water safety (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mandy Kowalski .... stunt double: Eden Sher (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tara Macken .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kacie Borrowman .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010)
Matt Berberi .... stunt double: Charlie McDermott (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Loden .... key grip / grip (68 episodes, 2009-2014)
Rich Paisley .... gaffer (40 episodes, 2010-2012)
Scott Odermann .... grip (39 episodes, 2010-2013)
John Joyce .... a-camera / steadicam operator / "a" camera/steadicam operator / ... (29 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tony Olivieri .... camera operator (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
Nathan Crum .... second assistant camera / second assistant camera: "b" camera / ... (25 episodes, 2009-2011)
Curtis Bradford .... gaffer / chief lighting technician (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Adam Baral .... first assistant camera (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jesse Crusing .... electrician (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Phil Heath .... dolly grip (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Cody Jake Banks .... lighting console programmer (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sharla Cipicchio .... "a" camera second assistant / second assistant camera (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tim Walker .... b-camera operator (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Ursetta .... lighting technician (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daryl Didier .... lighting technician (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tim Speed .... lighting console programmer (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Emily L.G. Goodwin .... film loader (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Aaron Schulte .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matt Heinz .... lighting console operator (6 episodes, 2013)
Bryan G. Haigh .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2011)
Luke Miller .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2011)
Mark Pickens .... dolly grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Tom Fraser .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jason Young .... lighting console programmer (2 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Degnan .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Tarquin Alexander .... casting associate / associate casting director (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Beth Levy Nelson .... casting assistant (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Taylor Kinzie .... extras casting (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Samhat .... costume supervisor (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
Camille Argus .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Editorial Department
Melissa Parent .... post production supervisor / post-production coordinator (59 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tom Overton .... color timer (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
Brian Kim .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator (30 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
Keith Shaw .... final colorist (21 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brian Barr .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dan Riddle .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Iris Hershner .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2011-2014)
Brian LeCoz .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Travers Morgan .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Charlton .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Music Department
Carolyn Bahr .... music editor (107 episodes, 2010-2014)
Oren Hadar .... score mixer (71 episodes, 2009-2014)
Stuart Goetz .... music editor (7 episodes, 2009)
Ron Finn .... music editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark Robertson .... musician contractor (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Natalie Wali .... music coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ryan Thor .... driver (96 episodes, 2009-2013)
Bryan Dirickson .... transportation coordinator (68 episodes, 2009-2014)
Paul Tumber .... transportation (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
Kevin Norwood .... driver generator operator (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robert Kolenberg .... driver (5 episodes, 2011)
Ronald Arthur Baker .... transportation (4 episodes, 2009)
Bruce Comtois .... production driver (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Michael Paolillo .... location manager (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (94 episodes, 2009-2014)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (68 episodes, 2009-2014)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (61 episodes, 2009-2014)
Glenn Wong .... assistant production coordinator (53 episodes, 2009-2014)
Roy Brown .... executive story editor / story editor (48 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ben Adams .... assistant: Eileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hugh Webber .... script coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
Stacey Pulwer .... writers assistant (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Barb Siebertz .... writers assistant (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian S. Kalata .... key assistant location manager / assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jeffrey Pallotta .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Chris Cortez .... medic / medic/safety supervisor / ... (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brandon Galvan .... set production assistant (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Andres Galleguillos .... craft service (5 episodes, 2010)
Ari Joffe .... set production assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
Valerie Lindow .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steven Oliveri .... set production assistant / football coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Andy Kastler .... payroll accountant (4 episodes, 2014)
Nicole Koop .... first assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2014)
Jason Suhrke .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Melanie A. Gage .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Adam Haracz .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Keri Owen .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Donovan Souppa .... photo double (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Thanks
Frances Bay .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 2012)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Middle." - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
USA:30 min (including commercials)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Brazil:10 (season 1) | Brazil:Livre (season 2) | Ireland:G (some episodes) | Ireland:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG (season 1) (season 2) | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
Based on a 2007 movie. Atticus Shaffer plays Brick in both versions.See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

How did Brick and Axl get their names?
What did Frankie do before selling cars for Mr. Elhert?
Why does Brick whisper to himself?
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28 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Patricia Heaton rises up as the star of her own show!, 2 October 2009
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

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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