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Network: ABCEpisodes: 215 (half-hour)Seasons: NineTV show dates: September 30, 2009 -- May 22, 2018Series status: EndingPerformers include: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Peter Breitmayer, and Brian Doyle-Murray.TV show description:      Living in the small town of Orson, Indiana (the "middle" of the country), Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) is a supermom. She's kept busy wrangling three quirky kids, trying to keep her husband on track and working to sell cars for a local dealership. Unfortunately, she doesn't do any of the jobs in a way that makes her very proud. At work, she's the third best salesperson but there's only three salespeople and she consistently fails to make a sale. Her grumpy boss, Mr. Ehlert (Brian Doyle-Murray), is constantly threatening to fire her. Her friend
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The Middle on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 10?

Vulture Watch What in the heck is up with the Hecks? Has the The Middle TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 10th season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Middle, season 10. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A family sitcom airing on the ABC television network, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The comedy centers on the Heck family. Frankie (Heaton) and Mike (Flynn) are middle-aged, middle-class parents. They live in the middle of the country with their three children, easy going Axl (McDermott),
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17th Annual Comedy For A Cure Scheduled For April 8

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (Ts Alliance) will present its 17th Annual Comedy for a Cure, which raises funds to support research into a rare disease called tuberous sclerosis complex (Tsc).

Comedy for a Cure will be held at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood starting with a 1.5 hour reception and silent auction at 5 pm, followed by magic, music and hilarious comedy, interspersed with a short program and live auction.

This year’s event features emcee Melissa Peterman, with performances by Renee Albert and Dana Snyder, magician Shane Brady, Kate Flannery (The Office) and the Tony Guerrero Jazz Band, magician Mark Furey and headlining comic Jimmy Shubert (King of Queens and Last Comic Standing).

Long-time Ts Alliance supporter Jim O’Heir (Parks & Recreation) will honor Cathy Jackson, Director of Advocacy Relations at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, for leading efforts to increase awareness about infantile spasms, a catastrophic type of
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The Middle's Neil Flynn Joins Cast of NBC's Bar Comedy Pilot Abby's

The Middle's Neil Flynn Joins Cast of NBC's Bar Comedy Pilot Abby's
The Middle may be going off the air, but Neil Flynn won’t be out of work for long: The veteran sitcom actor has signed on to join the cast of the NBC comedy pilot Abby’s, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

The multi-cam pilot penned by Josh Malmuth (New Girl, Superstore) stars Parks and Recreation and The Grinder alum Natalie Morales as the title character, who runs an unlicensed bar in her open-air backyard in San Diego. Flynn will play Fred, one of Abby’s loyal customers. (Will people yell “Fred!” every time he walks in, though, we wonder?
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The Middle: Co-Creator Teases the Emotional Series Finale

What's in store for the end of The Middle? Recently, co-creator DeAnn Heline teased the final episode of the ABC TV show, The Wrap reports.Currently in its ninth and final season, the comedy centers on the Hecks, a middle-class family living in the middle of the country. The cast includes Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer.Read More…
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'Thor: Ragnarok' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Star (faith-based animation; voices: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Patricia Heaton, Kris Kristofferson, Kristin Chenoweth, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey; rated PG) Daddy's Home 2 (comedy; Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson; not rated) Same Kind of Different as Me (drama; Greg Kinnear...
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Jerry Van Dyke: Craig T. Nelson, Patricia Heaton Remember Co-Star And Friend

Jerry Van Dyke: Craig T. Nelson, Patricia Heaton Remember Co-Star And Friend
Refresh for updates Craig T. Nelson and Patricia Heaton are among the costars, friends and collaborators remembering Jerry Van Dyke today. The actor, comedian and brother of Dick Van Dyke died Friday in Arkansas at 86. “I am incredibly sad to hear of Jerry’s passing,” said Nelson, Van Dyke’s costar in Coach, the ABC sitcom that ran from 1989-97. “He was such a brilliant comedian and we had a great time working together on ‘Coach’. It is just devastating news. My thoughts…
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Jerry Van Dyke, Coach Star and Dick Van Dyke's Younger Brother, Dead at 86

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Jerry Van Dyke, Coach Star and Dick Van Dyke's Younger Brother, Dead at 86
Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke best known for his role on Coach, has died at the age of 86, his rep confirms to People.

The actor passed Friday at his Arkansas ranch with wife Shirley by his side, TMZ reported. Shirley told the website that Jerry’s health had been deteriorating over the years, after a car accident they were involved in back in 2015.

He was last seen on the small screen on ABC’s The Middle, in the recurring role as Tag Spence — the father of Patricia Heaton‘s character. Jerry first appeared on
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Coach's Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86

Coach's Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86
Jerry Van Dyke, best known for his role as Asst. Coach Luther Van Dam on the ABC sitcom Coach, has died at the age of 86.

According to TMZ, Van Dyke died on Friday afternoon at his Arkansas ranch. Though an exact cause of death is unknown, the actor is said to have been involved in a car accident two years ago from which he never truly recovered.

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Van Dyke first became known to audiences in 1962 when he began a recurring role as Stacey Petrie in his brother Dick Van Dyke’s eponymous CBS sitcom.
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The Star's Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Kelly Clarkson and More Pose With Their Movie Characters

The Star's Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Kelly Clarkson and More Pose With Their Movie Characters
We're one week away from the release of the new animated movie, The Star. The film, which hits theaters on Nov. 17, tells the story of the first Christmas. "A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas," according to IMDb. Steven Yeun voices Bo the Donkey, Gina Rodriguez lends her voice to Mary and Zachary Levi is the voice of Joseph. The cast also includes Oprah Winfrey, Mariah CareyTyler Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson and Patricia Heaton. In celebration of the movie, we're sharing some exclusive images of the cast with their animated characters! Check out the pics below!
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Ray Romano Hosts International Myeloma Foundation 11th Comedy Celebration

On November 4th, the International Myeloma Foundation (Imf) presented its 11th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative (Bsri) at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Ray Romano performs onstage at the International Myeloma Foundation 11th Annual Comedy Celebration

Credit/Copyright: Brandon Williams/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation

Ten-time host Ray Romano was joined by fellow comedians Hannibal Buress, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Robert Klein, Marc Maron, Iliza Shlesinger, and Fred Willard, who each took the stage to perform for an unforgettable evening of comedy. Veteran comedian Rene Hicks opened the show in a big way drawing huge laughs from the crowd while also sharing her personal experience with myeloma noting the healing benefits of laughter.

Additional attendees included Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Howard Hesseman (Fresh Off the Boat), Jake Smollet (Food Network’s Smollett Eats), James Burrows (Director,
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‘The Middle’: ABC Orders Two Additional Episodes For Ninth & Final Season

ABC has ordered two additional episodes of The Middle, bringing the show's total order to 24 episodes for the 2017-2018 season. It was announced in August that the veteran comedy series, produced by Warner Bros. TV, will end after the current ninth season. The Middle will air its 200th episode Tuesday, Dec. 5 . Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in the single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living…
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‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer

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‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer
The Middle” just added to its back-end. ABC has ordered an additional two episodes to the ninth and final season of the sitcom, bringing the show’s total order to 24 episodes for the 2017-18 season. “The Middle,” which stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer, will air its landmark 200th episode on Dec. 5. Also Read: 'The Middle' Star Patricia Heaton on End of Show Amid Trump Era: 'Our Timing Really Sucks' “The Middle” is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
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'The Middle's' Final Season Extended at ABC

ABC isn't ready to say goodbye to The Middle quite yet.

The network has ordered an additional two episodes of the family comedy, bringing the season nine total to 24 episodes. The Patricia Heaton half-hour is set to end after this current season.

The order comes ahead of the Warner Bros. TV production's 200th episode, which is set to air Dec. 8. 

Earlier this week, veteran ABC drama Grey's Anatomy and fellow family comedies Black-ish and American Housewife also had their respective seasons each extended by two episodes.

The extension has almost become standard protocol for The Middle, which has been...
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NBC Buys Coming-Of-Age Comedy From ‘The Simpsons’ Writer & Patricia Heaton

NBC Buys Coming-Of-Age Comedy From ‘The Simpsons’ Writer & Patricia Heaton
NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Winners, a half-hour single-camera comedy executive produced by The Middle star Patricia Heaton and David Hunt. The project hails from Heaton's and Hunt's FourBoys Entertainment and Warner Bros TV where the company has a pod deal. Written and executive produced by The Simpsons co-executive producer Ryan Koh, Winners is about a group of young people struggling with growing up and becoming independent. When their parents run…
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Everybody Loves Raymond: A Revival? Brad Garrett Says...

Could Everybody Loves Raymond be making a comeback? Recently, star Brad Garrett spoke with TVGuide about the possibility of bringing back the hit CBS TV show.Created by Philip Rosenthal, the comedy centered on Raymond Barone (Ray Romano), a sportswriter who lives across the street from his pestering parents and older brother (Garrett). The cast also included Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Patricia Heaton, and Madylin Sweeten. The show ran for nine seasons between 1996 and 2005.Read More…
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The Middle: Season Nine Viewer Votes

Does the last leg of the Hecks' journey travel the middle way, in the ninth season of The Middle TV show on ABC? As we know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Middle is cancelled or renewed for season 10. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because of that, some viewers were frustrated that their viewing habits and opinions weren't considered, before the decision was made to end The Middle with season nine. We care what you think, so we invite you to rate all episodes from the ninth and final season of The Middle for us, below. An ABC sitcom, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The comedy centers on the Heck family. Frankie (Heaton) and Mike
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Lisa Rinna Returns to Scripted Television in ABC's The Middle — Find Out Who She's Playing!

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Lisa Rinna Returns to Scripted Television in ABC's The Middle — Find Out Who She's Playing!
Lisa Rinna is back on the small screen — only this time, she’s not feuding with her Real Housewives costars over scandalous accusations.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fixture is set to guest-star in this week’s episode of The Middle, and if People’s exclusive sneak peek is any indication, she hasn’t lost her acting chops since her time on Days of Our Lives.

On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC sitcom, viewers will be introduced to Rinna’s character Tammy Brooks, the charming (and filthy rich) mother to Lexie (recurring guest star Daniela Bobadilla) — Axl’s girlfriend and Sue’s roommate.
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Patricia Heaton Shares One Easy Way We Can Help Disaster Relief Around the World

Patricia Heaton Shares One Easy Way We Can Help Disaster Relief Around the World
Patricia Heaton: “You Can Save A Life” By Contributing To World Vision

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Patricia Heaton: Why Everybody Loves ‘The Middle’

Now in its final season, ABC's hit comedy The Middle has managed to win raves from both viewers and critics throughout its nine-year run. Patricia Heaton leads the ensemble cast as the matriarch of the Heck family, and for her, there's a certain sense of déjà vu -- her last family-oriented sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, [...]
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