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The Middle: Season 5: Episode 12 -- When Frankie drives the school carpool, Brick and his friends fear she is ruining their chances of attending the "no tardy party." Axl hits the books to tutor a hot student.

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Writers:
Eileen Heisler (created by)
DeAnn Heline (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
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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 7 wins & 26 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best new show of the season See more (67 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 146)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (144 episodes, 2009-2015)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (144 episodes, 2009-2015)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (144 episodes, 2009-2015)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (144 episodes, 2009-2015)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (52 episodes, 2009-2015)
Elliot Hegarty (14 episodes, 2010-2015)
Blake T. Evans (14 episodes, 2011-2015)
Phil Traill (14 episodes, 2012-2015)
Ken Whittingham (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Wendey Stanzler (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Barnet Kellman (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alex Reid (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jamie Babbit (3 episodes, 2010)
Eileen Heisler (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Melissa Kosar (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Julie Anne Robinson (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Michael Alan Spiller (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Lazarus (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris Koch (2 episodes, 2010)
Alex Hardcastle (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
John Putch (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Danny Salles (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Writing credits
Eileen Heisler (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter (25 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter (25 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Hobert (22 episodes, 2010-2015)
Roy Brown (20 episodes, 2009-2015)
Vijal Patel (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
David S. Rosenthal (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rob Ulin (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robin Shorr (8 episodes, 2012-2015)
Rich Dahm (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Katy Ballard (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Alex Reid (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Saltzman (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ilana Wernick (2 episodes, 2015)

Series Produced by
Eileen Heisler .... executive producer (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
Werner Walian .... producer (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (131 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ashley Korman .... co-producer / associate producer (125 episodes, 2010-2015)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (120 episodes, 2010-2015)
Leslie Waldman .... co-producer (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
David S. Rosenthal .... co-executive producer (72 episodes, 2011-2014)
Roy Brown .... producer / supervising producer / ... (72 episodes, 2012-2015)
Robin Shorr .... co-executive producer / producer / ... (72 episodes, 2012-2015)
Vijal Patel .... producer / supervising producer / ... (71 episodes, 2009-2012)
Melissa Parent Connolly .... associate producer / co-producer (48 episodes, 2013-2015)
Alex Reid .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Katy Ballard .... supervising producer (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rich Dahm .... consulting producer (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ilana Wernick .... co-executive producer (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (118 episodes, 2009-2015)
John Joyce (25 episodes, 2011-2015)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (61 episodes, 2010-2015)
Brian Barr (48 episodes, 2011-2015)
Richard Candib (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stuart Bass (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
William Marrinson (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Casting by
G. Charles Wright (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (40 episodes, 2011-2015)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
Connie Kallos .... key hair stylist (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Kinney .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jennifer Petrovich .... key hair stylist: key hair stylist (5 episodes, 2015)
Lorna Reid .... key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tifanie White .... makeup department head (3 episodes, 2013)
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics (2 episodes, 2014)
Heather Cummings .... makeup department head (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Production Management
Leslie Waldman .... unit production manager (118 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mark Rabinowitz .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ashley Korman .... post supervisor / post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Melissa Parent Connolly .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director / first assistant director (83 episodes, 2011-2015)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (73 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
Christina Lee .... dga trainee / second second assistant director (15 episodes, 2011-2015)
Colin Duffy .... dga trainee (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
D.J. Carter .... dga trainee (13 episodes, 2013)
Anna Vogt .... dga trainee (12 episodes, 2011)
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
Sydney Patapoff .... dga trainee (11 episodes, 2014)
Sean Kavanagh .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kathleen D. Brennan .... 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 (120 episodes, 2009-2015)
Kristina Parsons .... assistant property master (77 episodes, 2009-2015)
Brian Russo .... set dresser (51 episodes, 2009-2011)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer (43 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jody Bergman .... set buyer (34 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark Vitale .... construction coordinator (28 episodes, 2011-2015)
John R. Boucher .... set dresser (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Courville .... property master (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
Donovan H. Miller .... assistant property master (19 episodes, 2011-2015)
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)
Chris J. Champagne .... buyer (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Kelsey .... re-recording mixer (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / ... (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (113 episodes, 2010-2015)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joshua Chase .... sound effects editor / sound editor (49 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shawn Morse .... boom operator (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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)
Eric Pierce .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2015)
Alexis Schafer .... sound utility (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Rose .... special effects (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects (6 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor / special effects (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Forbes .... special effects (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Brian McIntyre .... visual effects / visual effects artist (26 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 (26 episodes, 2009-2015)
Meegan Godfrey .... stunt double: Patricia Heaton / stunts (12 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
Kristina Baskett .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Loden .... key grip / grip (85 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Walker .... b-camera operator / c-camera operator (48 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 / ... (31 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (17 episodes, 2013-2015)
Cody Jake Banks .... lighting console programmer (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sharla Cipicchio .... "a" camera second assistant / second assistant camera (12 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)
Jason Young .... lighting console programmer (3 episodes, 2010)
Tom Fraser .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Chris Morley .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Degnan .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Tarquin Alexander .... casting associate / associate casting director (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (120 episodes, 2010-2015)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (120 episodes, 2010-2015)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Melissa Parent Connolly .... 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 / ... (31 episodes, 2011-2015)
Keith Shaw .... final colorist / colorist (30 episodes, 2012-2015)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brian Barr .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Iris Hershner .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2011-2015)
Dan Riddle .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Gee .... dailies assist / dailies assistant (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 (131 episodes, 2010-2015)
Oren Hadar .... score mixer (72 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mark Robertson .... musician contractor (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
Stuart Goetz .... music editor (7 episodes, 2009)
Ron Finn .... music editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Natalie Wali .... music coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ryan Thor .... driver / driver generator operator (103 episodes, 2009-2015)
Bryan Dirickson .... transportation coordinator (71 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (97 episodes, 2009-2015)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (80 episodes, 2009-2015)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant / ... (76 episodes, 2009-2014)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (64 episodes, 2009-2015)
Glenn Wong .... assistant production coordinator (56 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
Stacey Pulwer .... writers assistant (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Barb Siebertz .... writers assistant (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Riley Dufurrena .... writers pa (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Andy Kastler .... payroll accountant (13 episodes, 2014)
Brian S. Kalata .... key assistant location manager / assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jeffrey Pallotta .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Eric Petersen .... key assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
Katie Gault .... assistant: Heisler and Heline / production assistant (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
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)
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:
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) (TV) - Patricia Heaton plays the same character.See more »
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82 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
Best new show of the season, 14 October 2009
Author: horrorfilmx from United States

I had no particular hopes for this show. Of all the sitcoms on ABC's new "Wednesday Comedy Night" this is the one I expected to like the least, so it came as quite a surprise how funny and entertaining the pilot episode was. It moves along nicely and the cast is excellent. I always thought Heaton was talented but could never really enjoy her on EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND because her character was, quite frankly, an unendurable bitch. Here she has a chance to project a little more warmth and likability and really shines. The real charmer in the cast is Eden Sher as the teenage daughter, a marvel of gawky authenticity. I fear THE MIDDLE may be just a shade too subtle for audiences who tastes run to fart joke and similar crudity, but more discriminating viewers should definitely check it out.

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