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The Middle: Season 6: Episode 23 -- Frankie asks to go to "High Tea" for Mother's Day, and Mike orders the kids to put a concerted effort into choosing a great gift for Frankie.

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Writers:
Eileen Heisler (created by)
DeAnn Heline (created by)
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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. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 33 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best new show of the season See more (81 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 166)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (168 episodes, 2009-2016)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (168 episodes, 2009-2016)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (168 episodes, 2009-2016)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (168 episodes, 2009-2016)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (168 episodes, 2009-2016)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (64 episodes, 2009-2016)
Elliot Hegarty (16 episodes, 2010-2015)
Blake T. Evans (16 episodes, 2011-2016)
Phil Traill (16 episodes, 2012-2016)
Ken Whittingham (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Wendey Stanzler (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Barnet Kellman (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alex Reid (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Melissa Kosar (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Danny Salles (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jamie Babbit (3 episodes, 2010)
Eileen Heisler (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
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)
 
Series Writing credits
Eileen Heisler (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
DeAnn Heline (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
Jana Hunter (29 episodes, 2009-2016)
Mitch Hunter (29 episodes, 2009-2016)
Tim Hobert (26 episodes, 2010-2016)
Roy Brown (24 episodes, 2009-2016)
Vijal Patel (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
David S. Rosenthal (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rich Dahm (9 episodes, 2014-2016)
Rob Ulin (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robin Shorr (8 episodes, 2012-2015)
Ilana Wernick (6 episodes, 2015-2016)
Katy Ballard (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Alex Reid (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Saltzman (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stacey Pulwer (2 episodes, 2012-2016)

Series Produced by
Eileen Heisler .... executive producer (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
Werner Walian .... producer (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer / executive producer (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer / executive producer (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (152 episodes, 2010-2016)
Ashley Korman .... co-producer / associate producer (146 episodes, 2010-2016)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer / executive producer (141 episodes, 2010-2016)
Leslie Waldman .... co-producer (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Roy Brown .... co-producer / producer / ... (93 episodes, 2012-2016)
David S. Rosenthal .... co-executive producer (72 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 (69 episodes, 2013-2016)
Alex Reid .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rich Dahm .... consulting producer (45 episodes, 2014-2016)
Ilana Wernick .... co-executive producer / co-producer (45 episodes, 2014-2016)
Katy Ballard .... supervising 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 (168 episodes, 2009-2016)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (135 episodes, 2009-2016)
John Joyce (29 episodes, 2011-2016)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (72 episodes, 2010-2016)
Brian Barr (58 episodes, 2011-2016)
Richard Candib (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stuart Bass (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
William Marrinson (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Casting by
G. Charles Wright (165 episodes, 2009-2016)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (50 episodes, 2011-2016)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (154 episodes, 2009-2016)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair department head / hair stylist (164 episodes, 2009-2016)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup department head / makeup artist / ... (159 episodes, 2009-2016)
Jennifer Petrovich .... key hair stylist / key hair stylist: key hair stylist (29 episodes, 2015-2016)
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)
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 (45 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 (86 episodes, 2011-2016)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (84 episodes, 2009-2016)
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)
Christina Lee .... second assistant director / dga trainee / ... (36 episodes, 2011-2016)
D.J. Carter .... second second assistant director / dga trainee (33 episodes, 2013-2016)
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 2014-2016)
Daniel Portnoy .... second second assistant director / dga trainee (17 episodes, 2009-2014)
Colin Duffy .... dga trainee (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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)
Angie Read .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
James Torvinen .... property master (141 episodes, 2009-2016)
Kristina Parsons .... assistant property master (100 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 (31 episodes, 2011-2016)
John R. Boucher .... set dresser (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Donovan H. Miller .... assistant property master (22 episodes, 2011-2016)
Michael Courville .... property master (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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)
Sky Nathan .... props (3 episodes, 2010)
Chris J. Champagne .... buyer (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Sound Department
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / ... (145 episodes, 2009-2015)
Peter Kelsey .... re-recording mixer (143 episodes, 2009-2015)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (133 episodes, 2010-2016)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joshua Chase .... sound effects editor / sound editor (49 episodes, 2010-2014)
Paul E. Miller .... utility sound (48 episodes, 2010-2012)
Shawn Morse .... boom operator (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
Herbert Rawlinson .... dialogue editor (28 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ken Gladden .... supervising sound editor (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
Joshua E. Schneider .... re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
Sean Rush .... sound mixer (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fred Howard .... re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 2015-2016)
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Veronica Kahn .... sound utility (6 episodes, 2015-2016)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform (5 episodes, 2009)
Kelly Rush .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2010)
Eric Pierce .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2015)
Todd O. Russell .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Eva Rismanforoush .... sound utility (3 episodes, 2016)
Alexis Schafer .... sound utility (2 episodes, 2012)
David F. Van Slyke .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2015)
Jesse Ehredt .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2016)
Emily McCullough .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
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)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Brian McIntyre .... visual effects artist / visual effects (144 episodes, 2010-2016)
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)
Nick Sinnott .... tracking artist (3 episodes, 2016)
Rick Ravenell .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunt coordinator (29 episodes, 2009-2016)
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)
Bryan Thompson .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kristina Baskett .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Loden .... key grip / grip (106 episodes, 2009-2016)
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)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
John Joyce .... a-camera / steadicam operator / a camera operator / ... (33 episodes, 2009-2016)
Tony Olivieri .... camera operator (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
Nathan Crum .... second assistant camera / second assistant camera: "b" camera / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2016)
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)
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 (141 episodes, 2010-2016)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (141 episodes, 2010-2016)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ali Raizin .... casting associate (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 (8 episodes, 2013-2016)
Jennifer Moran .... costumer (3 episodes, 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)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (35 episodes, 2013-2016)
Brian Kim .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator / ... (34 episodes, 2011-2016)
Keith Shaw .... final colorist / colorist (30 episodes, 2012-2015)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brian Gee .... dailies assist (17 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 LeCoz .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Travers Morgan .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Charlton .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Location Management
Michael Paolillo .... location manager (133 episodes, 2009-2016)
Brian S. Kalata .... key assistant location manager / assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2009-2014)
Eric Petersen .... key assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
Armando Boquiren .... key assistant location manager / key assistant location manager/scout (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Music Department
Carolyn Bahr .... music editor / music supervisor (152 episodes, 2010-2016)
Oren Hadar .... score mixer (75 episodes, 2009-2016)
Mark Robertson .... music contractor / musician contractor (19 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 (74 episodes, 2009-2016)
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
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (99 episodes, 2009-2016)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (91 episodes, 2009-2016)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant / ... (77 episodes, 2009-2016)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (67 episodes, 2009-2016)
Glenn Wong .... assistant production coordinator / production coordinator (60 episodes, 2009-2016)
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)
Jeffrey Pallotta .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
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)
LeiLa Ratti .... residuals (2 episodes, 2015)
 
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:
22 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG | Brazil:10 (season 1) | Brazil:Livre (season 2) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:G (some episodes) | Ireland:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG (season 1) (season 2) | UK:PG | UK:12 (one episode) | UK:U (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
Frankie (Patrica Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn) are both Irish AmericanSee more »
Soundtrack:
The MiddleSee more »

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87 out of 111 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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