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The Middle 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2018)
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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patricia Heaton ...  Frankie Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Neil Flynn ...  Mike Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Charlie McDermott ...  Axl Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Eden Sher ...  Sue Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Atticus Shaffer ...  Brick Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
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Storyline

Following a woman named Frankie, and her boisterous family, the Hecks. Her husband, Mike, her daughter, Sue, and her two sons, Axl, and Brick go on what you might call family adventures as they explore life and its meaning. Mike and Frankie Heck watch their three crazy children grow up into young adults. Written by melissa mctague

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Just like your family...kind of. Not really. Well, maybe.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Axl is often sitting on the couch in front of the TV. Many times he is seen watching TV with only in his boxers. See more »

Goofs

The interior layout of the house differs from the outside plan of the house. Standing out front of the house there is the family room on the left, then the front door and dining room in the center, then the garage on the right. The inside floorplan has a hall going to the right leading to the bedrooms. To the right is the garage, so the bedrooms for Sue, Axl, and Brick would have to be in the garage. Some scenes do show a small extension on the right side of the house, but it is too small to be the boys room and could not include Sue's room at all. See more »

Connections

Featured in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.7 (2009) See more »

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The Middle
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Written by Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
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Hate To See The Middle Go
3 April 2018 | by myronlearnSee all my reviews

It will be sad to see the end of tv's most under appreciated show in years, The Middle. Kudos to the superb cast, talented writers, directors, etc. Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn beautifully and often hilariously play the parents of the Heck family of Orson Indiana. The three children are also played very well ( Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer)and their very individual characters nicely developed and consistent. The supporting cast is also excellent. The show even offers a gay friend who is sensitively portrayed by Brock Ciarlelli, and whose character is handled beautifully. The Heck's neighbors, the Donahues, The Glossners (Brooke Shields is amazing), The Heck's parents (Marsha Mason, Jerry Van Dyke, and John Collum), and all the other regulars and semi-regulars contribute substantially to the high quality of the show. I often had belly laughs from many of the uproarious lines and even tears at certain points. like when Brock's character 'came out' to his best friend played by Eden. What an incredibly poignant moment. I watch very little television in general, but do not ever miss watching The Middle. The only saving grace for those of us hooked on this terrific series can be summed up in one word..syndication. LJM


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