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The Middle: Season 6: Episode 1 -- Brick finds a messenger bag to help with his image.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 1 -- Doesn't she look great? The Hecks celebrate Sue getting her braces off with all the food she couldn't eat for the last 6 years.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 1 -- You have three teeth going all over the place.
The Middle: Season 6: Episode 1 -- I'm free to live my life the way I choose. Axl asks Brick for his advice about how to deal with their Dad.  Brick tells Axl not to worry since it's the natural order of things.
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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 »
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Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: Eden Sher rises to top of 'The Middle'
 (From Gold Derby. 26 September 2014, 5:25 AM, PDT)

The Middle: Season Six Ratings
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'The Middle' season 6 premiere react: The Year of Sue
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 138)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (125 episodes, 2009-2014)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (125 episodes, 2009-2014)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (125 episodes, 2009-2014)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (125 episodes, 2009-2014)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (125 episodes, 2009-2014)

Chris Kattan ... Bob (56 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (45 episodes, 2009-2014)
Elliot Hegarty (13 episodes, 2010-2013)
Blake T. Evans (11 episodes, 2011-2014)
Phil Traill (11 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 (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
DeAnn Heline (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jana Hunter (21 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mitch Hunter (21 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tim Hobert (18 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 (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
Werner Walian .... producer (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (108 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ashley Korman .... associate producer / co-producer (102 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (97 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 / ... (49 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robin Shorr .... producer / supervising producer / ... (49 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 (25 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 (19 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (49 episodes, 2010-2014)
Brian Barr (36 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 (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (122 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 (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (115 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (117 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, 2009-2014)
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director / first assistant director (61 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 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 (97 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 (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor / ... (120 episodes, 2009-2014)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (93 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 (3 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 (121 episodes, 2009-2014)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (97 episodes, 2010-2014)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (97 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)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brian Barr .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 (108 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, 2009-2014)
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (94 episodes, 2009-2014)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (69 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)
Eric Petersen .... key assistant location manager (3 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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28 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
jimmy eat this show, 1 October 2009
Author: joelseeman from United States

just got done watching ''the middle'and in all seriousness. i thought it was great a funny show from a mothers point of view. think ''Malcolm in the Middle'' but instead of his point of view the moms. i thought the kids were funny the daughter especially. me personally i thought this show works on many levels and would be surprised if it doesn't get picked up for a second season.i mean there is always crappy shows that get picked up. this one this one has potential with patricia heaton as the lead role is great. personally i thought raymond was a terrible show but she was good and is more realistic in this role. whats that we have more the janitor of one of my all time favorite shows scrubs. yes the funny witty hilarious janitor from scrubs plays the role of the father in this show. he's likable as the dad who doesn't really care about much but means well. so all and all i liked in 9/10.

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