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The Middle: Season 5: Episode 18 -- Bill backs out of coaching the girls soccer team; Frankie tries to teach Brick better hygiene; Cassidy's painting confuses Axl.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 17 -- Frankie and Mike run into old acquaintances; Sue gets several dates to the prom; Brick gets Axl's help for a book report.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 16 -- When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 13 -- Reverend Deveaux interferes with the Hecks' plan to use their coupon for an all-you-can-eat buffet after church.
The Middle: Season 5: Episode 12 -- Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike; Axl becomes an astronomy expert so he can tutor an attractive student; Mike receives two tickets to a basketball game.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
2009 (USA) See more »
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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.
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 136)

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck (117 episodes, 2009-2014)

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck (117 episodes, 2009-2014)

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck (117 episodes, 2009-2014)

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck (117 episodes, 2009-2014)

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck (117 episodes, 2009-2014)

Chris Kattan ... Bob (55 episodes, 2009-2012)
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Series Directed by
Lee Shallat Chemel (39 episodes, 2009-2014)
Elliot Hegarty (13 episodes, 2010-2013)
Phil Traill (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ken Whittingham (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Blake T. Evans (9 episodes, 2011-2014)
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)
John Putch (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Eileen Heisler (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
DeAnn Heline (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jana Hunter (19 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mitch Hunter (19 episodes, 2009-2014)
Roy Brown (16 episodes, 2009-2014)
Vijal Patel (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Tim Hobert (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
David S. Rosenthal (11 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 (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
DeAnn Heline .... executive producer (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
Werner Walian .... producer (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jana Hunter .... co-executive producer (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mitch Hunter .... co-executive producer (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
Korby Siamis .... consulting producer (101 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ashley Korman .... associate producer / co-producer (95 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
Leslie Waldman .... co-producer (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
Vijal Patel .... producer / supervising producer / ... (71 episodes, 2009-2012)
David S. Rosenthal .... co-executive producer (66 episodes, 2011-2014)
Alex Reid .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Roy Brown .... co-producer / producer / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robin Shorr .... producer / supervising producer (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kim Hamberg .... associate producer (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Melissa Parent .... associate producer (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Russ Woody .... consulting producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bruce Rasmussen .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Joey Newman (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
John Joyce (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Scott J. Wallace (46 episodes, 2010-2014)
Brian Barr (32 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 (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
Deborah Barylski (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Randy Ser (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Morski (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
Dan Reeverts (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Zachary (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julia Caston (108 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mary-Kate Killilea (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanne Kontonickas .... hair stylist / hair department head (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist / makeup department head / ... (110 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)
 
Series Production Management
Leslie Waldman .... unit production manager (112 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
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director / first assistant director (59 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken Wada .... first assistant director (58 episodes, 2009-2014)
Nancy L. Ventura .... second assistant director (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Richard Silva .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (44 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mark Rabinowitz .... first assistant director (43 episodes, 2010-2014)
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)
Christina Lee .... dga trainee (11 episodes, 2011)
Sean Kavanagh .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sydney Alford .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 2014)
Kathleen Doise .... 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 (90 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 (23 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 (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
David Rawlinson .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor / ... (113 episodes, 2009-2014)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (87 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 Schulman .... 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 (2 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 (4 episodes, 2009)
Francesco Panzieri .... digital compositor: Encore Hollywood (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rick Ravenell .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Seth Brower .... compositor: Encore Hollywood (2 episodes, 2013)
 
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 (67 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)
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)
Cody Jake Banks .... lighting console programmer (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
Jason Young .... lighting console programmer (2 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Degnan .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Don Mosley .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Casting Department
Tarquin Alexander .... casting associate / associate casting director (114 episodes, 2009-2014)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
G. Charles Wright .... original casting (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
Beth Levy Nelson .... casting assistant (11 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)
Brian Barr .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Dan Riddle .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bari Winter .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brian LeCoz .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Iris Hershner .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Travers Morgan .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Charlton .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Music Department
Carolyn Bahr .... music editor (101 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 (67 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
Heather L. Olson .... production coordinator (93 episodes, 2009-2014)
Robin Skelton .... script supervisor (67 episodes, 2009-2014)
Michael Paolillo .... location manager (60 episodes, 2009-2014)
Christine Salmas .... production accountant (60 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)
Jeffrey Pallotta .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Brian S. Kalata .... key assistant location manager / assistant location manager (11 episodes, 2009-2014)
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)
Andy Kastler .... payroll accountant (4 episodes, 2014)
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)
 
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:
The character Brick ('Atticus Chaffer') is rumored to have Aspergers syndrome or some sort of Autism. He also possesses eidetic Memory which is why he would usually recite sentences he said in the past to himself in a whisper.See more »
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FAQ

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What did Frankie do before selling cars for Mr. Elhert?
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31 out of 42 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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