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The Middle: Season 6: Episode 11 -- Frankie must work at Ehlert Motors for one day in order to collect her pay.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 10 -- Frankie becomes elated when Pam Staggs comes to Orson.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 9 -- Frankie decides enough is enough with her family's Christmas apathy.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 2 -- Sue and Brad try writing, directing and starring in a play.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 1 -- On the season premiere, Frankie misses the start of school.

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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 & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderfully original, entertaining, and satisfying new comedy! See more (64 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 141)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (136 episodes, 2009-2015)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (136 episodes, 2009-2015)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (136 episodes, 2009-2015)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (136 episodes, 2009-2015)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (136 episodes, 2009-2015)

Chris Kattan ... Bob (56 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (49 episodes, 2009-2015)
Elliot Hegarty (14 episodes, 2010-2015)
Blake T. Evans (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Phil Traill (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter (23 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter (23 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Hobert (20 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)
Alex Reid (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Saltzman (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Katy Ballard (2 episodes, 2014)
Rich Dahm (2 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Eileen Heisler .... executive producer (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
Werner Walian .... producer (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (118 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ashley Korman .... co-producer / associate producer (112 episodes, 2010-2015)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (107 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 / ... (59 episodes, 2012-2015)
Robin Shorr .... producer / supervising producer / ... (59 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 (35 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kim Hamberg .... associate producer (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Russ Woody .... consulting producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2010)
Katy Ballard .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rich Dahm .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ilana Wernick .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Original Music by
Joey Newman (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (108 episodes, 2009-2015)
John Joyce (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (54 episodes, 2010-2015)
Brian Barr (41 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 (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (33 episodes, 2011-2015)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (127 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 (11 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 (70 episodes, 2011-2015)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (67 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)
Kathleen D. Brennan .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2010)
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2014-2015)
Angie Read .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
James Torvinen .... property master (107 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 (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / ... (130 episodes, 2009-2015)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (103 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 (72 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)
Emily L.G. Goodwin .... film loader (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 (131 episodes, 2009-2015)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (107 episodes, 2010-2015)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (107 episodes, 2010-2015)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Beth Levy Nelson .... casting assistant (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant (12 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 (3 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)
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 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 (118 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 (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (95 episodes, 2009-2014)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant / ... (76 episodes, 2009-2014)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (74 episodes, 2009-2015)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (62 episodes, 2009-2014)
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:
Axl mentions that when he becomes very sick, he wants to be frozen, so that when they find a cure to the sickness, he can be unfrozen and cured. This way, he will never die. This is also the plan of the characters Phyllis, Lars, and Ted on _"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970)_.See more »
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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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61 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully original, entertaining, and satisfying new comedy!, 2 October 2009
Author: LeonardOsborneKael from United States

Supernaturally talented Patricia Heaton may be doomed to playing the long suffering wife now, as far as television goes -- but she is SO good at it. After who knows how many seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond she appears to have completely mastered the role. And who's complaining? I would never have thought there was so much fertile ground left for family comedy but the writers seem to have tapped a whole new vein. Patricia Heaton being one of the most talented humans ever, your expectations are high on anything new from this lady. No disappointments here! Great story - great imagery - sizzling dialog - wonderful character work from a top-notch cast. Where are all these brilliant new kid actors coming from? Atticus Shaffer is simply miraculous in his role as the ... "unusual child". There was so much entertaining content in this half-hour (or about 22 minutes, I guess, minus the commercials) that I felt like I'd watched a class A feature film comedy. It's not going to be easy to maintain this level of excellence but if they even get close, I'll be a huge fan. Can't wait to see the next episode!

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