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The Middle: Season 5: Episode 12 -- When Frankie drives the school carpool, Brick and his friends fear she is ruining their chances of attending the "no tardy party." Axl hits the books to tutor a hot student.

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Writers:
Eileen Heisler (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.
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 158)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (157 episodes, 2009-2016)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (157 episodes, 2009-2016)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (157 episodes, 2009-2016)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (157 episodes, 2009-2016)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (59 episodes, 2009-2016)
Elliot Hegarty (16 episodes, 2010-2015)
Phil Traill (15 episodes, 2012-2015)
Blake T. Evans (14 episodes, 2011-2015)
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)
Jamie Babbit (3 episodes, 2010)
Eileen Heisler (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Danny Salles (3 episodes, 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 (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
DeAnn Heline (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
Jana Hunter (27 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mitch Hunter (27 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Hobert (25 episodes, 2010-2016)
Roy Brown (22 episodes, 2009-2016)
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)
Rich Dahm (7 episodes, 2014-2016)
Ilana Wernick (4 episodes, 2015)
Katy Ballard (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Alex Reid (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Saltzman (2 episodes, 2011-2013)

Series Produced by
Eileen Heisler .... executive producer (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
Werner Walian .... producer (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer / executive producer (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer / executive producer (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (144 episodes, 2010-2016)
Ashley Korman .... co-producer / associate producer (138 episodes, 2010-2016)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer / executive producer (133 episodes, 2010-2016)
Leslie Waldman .... co-producer (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Roy Brown .... co-producer / producer / ... (85 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 (61 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 (37 episodes, 2014-2016)
Ilana Wernick .... co-executive producer / co-producer (37 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 (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (130 episodes, 2009-2016)
John Joyce (26 episodes, 2011-2016)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (68 episodes, 2010-2016)
Brian Barr (54 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 (157 episodes, 2009-2016)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (46 episodes, 2011-2016)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (151 episodes, 2009-2016)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair department head / hair stylist (156 episodes, 2009-2016)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup department head / makeup artist / ... (151 episodes, 2009-2016)
Connie Kallos .... key hair stylist (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jennifer Petrovich .... key hair stylist: key hair stylist / key hair stylist (8 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 (37 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 (83 episodes, 2011-2015)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (80 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 / ... (28 episodes, 2011-2016)
D.J. Carter .... dga trainee / second second assistant director (26 episodes, 2013-2016)
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director (18 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 (133 episodes, 2009-2016)
Kristina Parsons .... 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 (30 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 (20 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)
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 (125 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)
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)
Ken Gladden .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
Joshua E. Schneider .... re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
Fred Howard .... re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2015-2016)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform (5 episodes, 2009)
Kelly Rush .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2010)
Veronica Kahn .... sound utility (5 episodes, 2015)
Eric Pierce .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2015)
Todd O. Russell .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alexis Schafer .... sound utility (2 episodes, 2012)
David F. Van Slyke .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects (9 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 / visual effects artist (26 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 (28 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 (98 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)
John Joyce .... a-camera / steadicam operator / "a" camera/steadicam operator / ... (32 episodes, 2009-2015)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (30 episodes, 2013-2016)
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)
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 (133 episodes, 2010-2016)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (133 episodes, 2010-2016)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (72 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
Beth Levy Nelson .... casting assistant (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ali Raizin .... casting associate (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
Taylor Kinzie .... extras casting (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Samhat .... costume supervisor (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
Camille Argus .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2013-2015)
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)
Brian Kim .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator / ... (33 episodes, 2011-2016)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (31 episodes, 2013-2016)
Keith Shaw .... final colorist / colorist (30 episodes, 2012-2015)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brian Barr .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian Gee .... dailies assist (12 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Music Department
Carolyn Bahr .... music editor / music supervisor (144 episodes, 2010-2016)
Oren Hadar .... score mixer (72 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 (73 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 (129 episodes, 2009-2016)
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (99 episodes, 2009-2016)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (87 episodes, 2009-2016)
Krysta Hurado .... assistant: Werner Walian / production assistant / ... (76 episodes, 2009-2014)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (66 episodes, 2009-2015)
Glenn Wong .... assistant production coordinator (58 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)
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 (12 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)
Armando Boquiren .... key assistant location manager / key assistant location manager/scout (3 episodes, 2015-2016)
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:
USA:30 min (including commercials)
Country:
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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

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Trivia:
Patricia Heaton formerly starred in Everybody Loves Raymond. Her husband from that series Ray Romano guest starred in a flashback episodeSee more »
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The MiddleSee more »

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44 out of 57 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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