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The Middle Season 6 Episode 7 Review: “Thanksgiving VI”

10 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A floor sink and tiny table should’ve been reason enough for the Hecks to spend their Thanksgiving in a restaurant.  In the past, they usually celebrate holidays with extended family coming over but it’s obvious that we don’t need Molly Shannon or Norm MacDonald to make another unforgettable holiday episode of The Middle. The kids’ significant others (plus Devin Levin) join the immediate family at the $7.99 buffet.  Sue is somehow only just noticing that her dad doesn’t like Darrin.  I suppose Mike never made his digs at Darrin before when Sue was in the room, but it’s cute to see Sue so stressed over trying to make the two of them bond.  It only gets worse when Darrin tells the waiters it was Mike’s birthday so that they would sing to him.  I don’t know about you, but I also hate when that happens. »

- Jen

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Downton, Revenge, Grimm, Blacklist, Svu and More

11 November 2014 1:27 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any scoops about Homeland? —Anna

Ausiello: My spies in South Africa — yes, my network of moles spans the globe — tell me that the show recently shot an elaborate funeral sequence at a chapel in Cape Town presumably to air in the season finale. I have my theories about the identity of the dearly departed, but I’m more interested in who you think it is. Hit the comments!

Question: Not too many weeks left I can ask »

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Performer of the Week: Freak Show's John Carroll Lynch

1 November 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | John Carroll Lynch

The Show | American Horror Story: Freak Show

The Episode | “Edward Mordrake: Part 2“

The Airdate | October 29, 2014

The Performance | Arguably, Lynch could’ve been Performer of the Week every week since Freak Show’s debut. After all, from the moment we saw him in costume as Twisty — and glimpsed the rage behind his haunted eyes — he scared us silly. But in the wake of his heartrending work this week, there could be no debate. Just as Mordrake’s demon face knew that Twisty was “the one” for their unhappy family, »

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The Middle: Season Six Ratings

23 October 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Airing on Wednesday nights, The Middle doesn't get a lot of recognition but it's been a ratings success for ABC for five seasons. How will it perform in season six? Will it be renewed for a seventh season? Could it be cancelled if the ratings fall? Stay tuned.

Taking place in Orson, Indiana, The Middle revolves around the Heck family. It's headed by Mike (Neil Flynn), who manages a local quarry, and Frankie (Patricia Heaton), a dental assistant. Together, they do their best to make ends meet and raise their three very different kids (Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer).

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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In this week's 'Polished,' actress Julie Meyer gets Zen about the Hollywood grind

22 October 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Since she got her first break while working in a salon—where a customer helped her get a role to get her SAG card—Julie Meyer has appeared on a variety of shows in guest spots, from Southland to How I Met Your Mother to The Middle and The New Normal. Her first real gig was doing sketches with Jay Leno on The Jay Leno Show, so she's had some interesting experiences during the five short years she's been acting in Los Angeles. Add another one to the list: She was cast in a supporting role on NBC's upcoming Adam McKay »

- Kyle Ryan

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Parenthood Recap: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

16 October 2014 8:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Parenthood‘s Joel and Julia have the kind of relationship Taylor Swift songs are made of.

A trip to Sydney’s classmate’s house on Thursday — you know, to make her apologize for being a tiny terror — led to the conversation no fan of the show, or fan of true love for that matter, ever wanted to hear: “We need to tell them we’re not getting back together.”

In the end, though, Julia couldn’t bring herself to say those words — or anything close to those words — to their kids. Instead, she told Sydney that the future is uncertain, »

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Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: Eden Sher rises to top of 'The Middle'

26 September 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I'm pretty sure at some point we'll get nominated for some stuff and my prediction is that Eden Sher as Sue Heck will be our first nominee!" proclaimed two-time Emmy champ Patricia Heaton about her co-star on "The Middle" back in 2011. Heaton, who plays Frankie Heck on ABC's most underrated comedy series, was referring to the actress who plays her hilariously dorky daughter Sue on the laffer. -Break- For five years now, Sher has brought one of the most outrageous, endearing, and funny characters to life week after week with mountains of critical praise, nominations, and awards (Critics Choice, 2012) but has yet to receive any praise from the Emmys. It can be said that the TV academy is to Sher what high school is to Sue - a club that will require some grand feat for her to get any recognition, when in reality she should already be one of the most popular people there. »

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'The Middle' season 6 premiere react: The Year of Sue

24 September 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[This post contains plot details from The Middle season 6 premiere episode, which aired on Sept. 24]

The Middle’s greatest skill has always been balancing the absurd with the relatable. Is it likely that someone would wear braces for eight years, then have her teeth shift only a day after they come off? No. But how many families have searched through a restaurant Dumpster for a lost retainer? (I lost mine at a Piccadilly.) This ridiculous/mundane split is what makes watching a family in middle America so fun—even after six seasons.

Luckily, we get all of that in “Unbraceable You.” After their trip to Disneyland—or was it World?—the Hecks have spent their »

- Dalene Rovenstine

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Faking It Post Mortem: Lauren's Secret, 'Karmy's' 'Pain' and More Scoop

23 September 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Tuesday’s premiere of Faking It. If you have yet to watch, head to a different TVLine story. Everyone else, read on…

Someone’s Faking It no more!

On Tuesday’s Season 2 premiere, the reason Lauren has been taking pills was exposed, and it was definitely not a drug addiction. The pint-sized mean girl is actually intersex — hence, the hormone pills — and now all her frenemies know the truth.

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites

TVLine chatted with executive producer Carter Covington and the cast about Lauren’s journey, »

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The One With the 'Friends' Supercut, in Honor of Its 20th Anniversary (Video)

23 September 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In celebration of "Friends" turning 20 this week -- and the release of three new boxed sets of the series -- Warner Bros. compiled a 236-second supercut recognizing some of the greatest moments from the show's 236 episodes.

The clip highlights iconic scenes featuring Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) throughout "Friends"' 10-series run, including Phoebe singing "Smelly Cat," Joey asking "How you doin'?," and Ross shouting "We Were On A Break!" (For the record, we're Team Rachel all the way on that one.)

It's a great reminder of how fun and irreverent the series was, and why it remains a favorite staple of TV syndication today. Check it out below, and chime in with your favorite "Friends" memories in the comments.

The "Friends" box sets "The Beginning" (seasons 1-3), "The Middle" (seasons 4-7), and "The End" (seasons 8-10) are available now. »

- Katie Roberts

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Grey's Anatomy: April's Mom Is Coming to Town — But There's a Twist!

19 September 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

At long last, the Kepner family tree is complete. Or at least it will be this fall when Grey’s Anatomy formally introduces April’s mother.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Connie Ray (The Big C, The Torkelsons) has been cast as the Kepner clan’s matriarch, Karen. This is technically a recast, since the character appeared briefly (sans dialogue) at April’s wedding to Jackson last season played by a different actress (the first person to ID said mystery actress in the comments wins a 20% off coupon to Bed Bath & Beyond).

Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites, »

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Interview: ‘Joel Murray & Friends’ at the New iO Chicago Venue

28 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – iO Chicago continues the Grand Opening at its new venue with one of its most famous alumni – the illustrious Joel Murray. Besides opening the seventh season of “Mad Men” with a brilliant monologue as Freddy Rumsen, Murray brings his “Joel Murray & Friends” show to the new iO Chicago on August 30th.

Murray is the youngest of the famous “Murrays of Wilmette, Illinois,” which includes brothers Brian-Doyle, Bill and John, plus sister Nancy. He is also one of the earliest members of the former Improv Olympics – now called iO – which grew from its modest beginnings in Chicago with founders Del Close and Charna Halpern to their latest multi-theater venue on Kingsbury Street. Joel Murray comes back to his roots with “Joel Murray & Friends” in The Mission Theater at the venue, which will feature some other famous iO alumni including Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Mitch Rouse (“According to Jim”), Kevin Dorff (“Conan »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'SNL' vet Rachel Dratch joins 'Parks and Recreation' for final season

22 August 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Another Saturday Night Live alum is heading to Pawnee.

Rachel Dratch will appear in the final season of Parks and Recreation for at least one episode, with a potential to return, EW has learned exclusively.

The SNL vet, whose other credits include 30 Rock and The Middle, will play the nanny to Leslie and Ben’s triplets.

The casting comes on the heels of the news that both Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales will return in the final season.

The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation is expected to premiere in 2015. »

- Natalie Abrams

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The Middle Braces for Richard Kind as Sue's Orthodontist

20 August 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sue Heck’s teeth will have their coming-out party on Season 6 of The Middle — and Richard Kind has been tapped to lead the festivities.

The veteran character actor (Luck, Spin City) will guest-star in the ABC comedy’s Sept. 24 season premiere as the orthodontist for the Heck family’s ebullient middle child, though the procedure won’t exactly be straightforward.

Related ABC’s Fall Premiere Plan Unveiled: Get Return Dates for Grey’s, Scandal, Once, Revenge and More

As previously reported in Matt’s Inside Line, Sue gets her braces removed despite the “protests” of Kind’s character — and “as it turns out, »

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Listen to Emmy Rossum, Eden Sher, Elizabeth Banks accept their EWwys

18 August 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

ShamelessEmmy Rossum, The Middle’s Eden Sher, and Modern Family guest star Elizabeth Banks are the reigning queens of comedy—at least according to EWwy voters, who’ve crowned them best actress, best supporting actress, and best guest actress, respectively, in our 7th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed. All three phoned in to EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) on Aug. 18, when the winners were announced live. Listen to their full interviews below.

In her clip, Rossum hatches plans to taunt Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson—fellow best actress nominees who are now too hot to write a »

- Mandi Bierly

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, NCIS, Grey's, Revenge, Hawaii Five-0, Elementary, Haven and More

14 August 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

What are Once Upon a Time‘s plans for The Knave? Is an NCIS romance intact? Will baby talk be the death of Grey’s Anatomy‘s Calzona? Which Hawaii Five-0 cop is getting a blast from the past? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Related Fall Preview 2014: Your Handy Calendar of 99 Premieres

As excited as I am for Once Upon a Time‘s Frozen storyline, I’m curious as to how The Knave (played by Michael Socha) is going to fit in in Storybrooke. Know anything about that? – Sarah

Do I! Just »

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See photos from upcoming high-school comedy 'The Outskirts'

29 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When two best friends find themselves fed up with their high school’s resident bullies, they do what anyone would do: stage a revolution.

Victoria Justice and The Middle’s Eden Sher play two outcasts in The Outskirts, a film about what happens when a high school’s uncool kids overthrow the popular crew, led by the Blair Waldorf-like Whitney (Claudia Lee). There’s drama, there’s humor. And, as with any good teen movie, there are tears.

“What made me want to direct this movie more than just being really excited to see it when it came out is »

- Ariana Bacle

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The 2014 Teen Choice Awards Reveals Their Very Long List Of Nominees

18 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Check out who got nominated for a 2014 Teen Choice Award.

The 2014 Teen Choice Awards nominees were announced today, with a massively long list of contenders in a number of theme categories including movies, television, music, fashion, and sports.

22 Jump Street, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Vampire Diaries were honored with scores of nominations for various award categories.

You can see the full list of nominees from all 65 categories below, and see who wins when the Teen Choice Awards air Sunday, August 10 on Fox.

Movies

Choice Movie: Action

Divergent

Edge of Tomorrow

Godzilla

Maleficent

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Choice Movie Actor: Action

Jamie Campbell Bower, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow

Theo James, Divergent

Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules

Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Choice Movie Actress: Action

Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow

Lily Collins, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Elle Fanning, Maleficent

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Pretty Little Liars, Glee Ride Second Wave of Teen Choice Nominations

17 July 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The second wave of 2014 Teen Choice Award nominees were announced Thursday, dishing out nods for stars from Pretty Little LiarsTeen WolfGlee, The Vampire Diaries and more.

Related Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries Lead 2014 Teen Choice Award Nominees

New dramas Reign, Sleepy Hollow and Chasing Life also fared well, each receiving three separate nominations.

The second wave of TV nominations is as follows…

Choice TV Villain

Robbie Kay, Once Upon A Time

Jane Lynch, Glee

Dylan O’Brien, Teen Wolf

Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars

Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Reality Personality – Male

Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent

Rob Dyrdek, »

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Digital, Blu-ray, DVD Release: Moms’ Night Out

9 July 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 2, 2014

Price: DVD $26.99, Blu-ray $30.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Patricia Heaton (TV’s The Middle) and Sarah Drew (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy) just want to have some fun in comedy movie Moms’ Night Out.

Drew plays Allyson who plans a night out with fellow mother Patricia Heaton, as long as they husbands look after their kids.

Of course, all hell breaks loose.

Sean Astin (And They’re Off) and country music singer Trace Adkins also star in the PG film, which was directed by Andrew Erwin (God Provides) and Jon Erwin (October Baby) from a screenplay by Jon Erwin and Andrea Gyertson Nasfell (Escape).

Moms’ Night Out was a crowd pleaser for those who saw it in theater, except critics. According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave the movie a dismal 18% approval, but moviegoers approved to the tune of 87%.

The movie grossed only $10 million at the box office. »

- Sam

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