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Writers:
Eileen Heisler (created by)
DeAnn Heline (created by)
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Seasons:
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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 7 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Real and Funny See more (65 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 144)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (143 episodes, 2009-2015)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (143 episodes, 2009-2015)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (143 episodes, 2009-2015)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (143 episodes, 2009-2015)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (51 episodes, 2009-2015)
Elliot Hegarty (14 episodes, 2010-2015)
Phil Traill (14 episodes, 2012-2015)
Blake T. Evans (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
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)
Melissa Kosar (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter (24 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter (24 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Hobert (21 episodes, 2010-2015)
Roy Brown (19 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)
Katy Ballard (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rich Dahm (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 (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
Werner Walian .... producer (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (126 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ashley Korman .... co-producer / associate producer (120 episodes, 2010-2015)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (115 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 / ... (67 episodes, 2012-2015)
Robin Shorr .... producer / supervising producer / ... (67 episodes, 2012-2015)
Alex Reid .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Melissa Parent Connolly .... associate producer / co-producer (43 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kim Hamberg .... associate producer (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Katy Ballard .... supervising producer (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rich Dahm .... consulting producer (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ilana Wernick .... co-executive producer (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
Russ Woody .... consulting producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Joey Newman (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (116 episodes, 2009-2015)
John Joyce (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (58 episodes, 2010-2015)
Brian Barr (45 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 (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (37 episodes, 2011-2015)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (133 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 (19 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 (78 episodes, 2011-2015)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (71 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)
Colin Duffy .... dga trainee (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
D.J. Carter .... dga trainee (13 episodes, 2013)
Christina Lee .... dga trainee / second second assistant director (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Anna Vogt .... dga trainee (12 episodes, 2011)
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director (11 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 (115 episodes, 2009-2015)
Kristina Fuangkasae .... 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 (27 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)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Kelsey .... re-recording mixer (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / ... (138 episodes, 2009-2015)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (110 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)
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)
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Scott Forbes .... special effects (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
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 (26 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 (80 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 / ... (30 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 (15 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)
Andrew Degnan .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Tarquin Alexander .... casting associate / associate casting director (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (115 episodes, 2010-2015)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (115 episodes, 2010-2015)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant (23 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 (4 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 (10 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 (126 episodes, 2010-2015)
Oren Hadar .... score mixer (71 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 (123 episodes, 2009-2015)
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (78 episodes, 2009-2015)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant / ... (76 episodes, 2009-2014)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (63 episodes, 2009-2015)
Glenn Wong .... assistant production coordinator (55 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 (11 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)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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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

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "In Depth: Ben Shapiro" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
The MiddleSee more »

FAQ

How did Brick and Axl get their names?
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38 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Real and Funny, 5 November 2009
Author: mareller-1 from United States

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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