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The Middle: Season 6: Episode 12 -- The Hecks take a deceased aunt to her final resting place.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 2 -- Sue and Brad try writing, directing and starring in a play.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 13 -- Brick finally makes a move and kisses his girlfriend.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 13 -- Frankie and Mike celebrate Valentine's Day with low-key presents.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 13 -- Axl's confused about whether he should give his girlfriend a gift.

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Writers:
Eileen Heisler (created by)
DeAnn Heline (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
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 6 wins & 23 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Patricia Heaton rises up as the star of her own show! See more (64 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 142)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (140 episodes, 2009-2015)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (140 episodes, 2009-2015)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (140 episodes, 2009-2015)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (140 episodes, 2009-2015)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (140 episodes, 2009-2015)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (50 episodes, 2009-2015)
Elliot Hegarty (14 episodes, 2010-2015)
Phil Traill (13 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)
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 (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter (23 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter (23 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Hobert (21 episodes, 2010-2015)
Roy Brown (18 episodes, 2009-2014)
Vijal Patel (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
David S. Rosenthal (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rob Ulin (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robin Shorr (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Rich Dahm (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Alex Reid (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Saltzman (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Katy Ballard (2 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Eileen Heisler .... executive producer (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
Werner Walian .... producer (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (121 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ashley Korman .... co-producer / associate producer (115 episodes, 2010-2015)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (110 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 / ... (62 episodes, 2012-2015)
Robin Shorr .... producer / supervising producer / ... (62 episodes, 2012-2015)
Alex Reid .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Melissa Parent .... associate producer / co-producer (38 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kim Hamberg .... associate producer (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Katy Ballard .... supervising producer (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rich Dahm .... consulting producer (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ilana Wernick .... co-executive producer (14 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 (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (111 episodes, 2009-2015)
John Joyce (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (56 episodes, 2010-2015)
Brian Barr (42 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 (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (35 episodes, 2011-2015)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (128 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
Mark Rabinowitz .... unit production manager (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Melissa Parent .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director / first assistant director (73 episodes, 2011-2015)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (68 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)
Sydney Patapoff .... dga trainee (11 episodes, 2014)
Sean Kavanagh .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 (110 episodes, 2009-2015)
Kristina Fuangkasae .... assistant property master (75 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)
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 (17 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 (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / ... (133 episodes, 2009-2015)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (106 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 (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 (25 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 (75 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
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)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (10 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 (134 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (110 episodes, 2010-2015)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (110 episodes, 2010-2015)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Beth Levy Nelson .... casting assistant (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant (16 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 .... 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 (24 episodes, 2012-2015)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 (121 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 (70 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 (95 episodes, 2009-2014)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant / ... (76 episodes, 2009-2014)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (75 episodes, 2009-2015)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (63 episodes, 2009-2015)
Glenn Wong .... assistant production coordinator (54 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)
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)
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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:
For Seasons 1-4, Patricia Heaton (Frankie Heck) wore a wig. From Season 5 and onward, her real hair has been featured.See more »
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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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29 out of 49 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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