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'The Par-Tay' - Season 8, Episode 18
Bill Norwood is so upset with Mike for poaching his plumber at a reduced rate that their friendship could be at risk. Meanwhile, after having a fun mother-daughter picnic, Frankie is crushed when Sue - who usually tells her everything - won't divulge who the mystery guy is that she has a crush on; and Brick convinces Axl to let him hang out with him at college over the weekend - not to visit the library but to have some fun and par-tay!

Air Date: April 4th at 8/7c on ABC.
Last Episode: 'Exes and Ohhhs'.

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ABC Announces Episode 8.19 March 27 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.19

ABC has announced the April 11 episode of The Middle, "The Confirmation". Monica Horan (Everybody Loves Raymond) guest stars in the episode, reuniting with her former Raymond co-star Patricia Heaton.

The Confirmation – After being reminded that Brick was never confirmed, Frankie and Mike send him to Reverend TimTom’s Wilderness Jesus Jam weekend camp to brush up on his religious knowledge in preparation for the blessed event. But Brick is shocked to discover that his bunkmate is no other than Blake Ferguson – the boy he was switched at birth with and raised by his parents for the first month of his life, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Charlie McDermott directed this episode.

ABC Announces Episode 8.18 March 20 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.18

ABC has released the synopsis for the next episode of The Middle, "The Par-Tay", which airs Tuesday, April 4.

The Par-Tay – Bill Norwood is so upset with Mike for poaching his plumber at a reduced rate that their friendship could be at risk. Meanwhile, after having a fun mother-daughter picnic, Frankie is crushed when Sue – who usually tells her everything – won’t divulge who the mystery guy is that she has a crush on; and Brick convinces Axl to let him hang out with him at college over the weekend – not to visit the library but to have some fun and par-tay! on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Episode: Par-Tay. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.17 February 27 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.17

ABC has released the synopsis for the March 14 episode of The Middle, "Exes and Ohhs".

Exes and Ohhs – After Axl runs into just about all of his ex-girlfriends while attending a St. Patrick’s Day party – including Devin Levin, Cassidy and even Weird Ashley – Hutch tells Axl that the universe is trying to tell him something about his love life, and that he must speak with each of them to try and figure it out. Meanwhile, Brick discovers that Frankie and Mike aren’t half as thrilled as he is when he buys an old microfiche machine at a library sale; and not knowing that Tyler is set to take Sue to the Chancellor’s Ball, Sean Donahue pays her a surprise visit and offers to escort her to it, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MARCH 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Episode: Exes and Ohhhs. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.16 February 20 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.16

ABC has released the synopsis for the March 7 episode of The Middle, "Swing and a Miss".

Swing and a Miss – Lexie spends Spring Break with the Hecks and confesses to Sue that she has a crush on Axl; with the quarry softball team on a losing streak, Mike hires high school coach Babbitt as a ringer to pull the team out of their slump; and Frankie desperately tries to uncover what has happened within the Heck family to make Nancy Donahue exclaim that she must be very proud of one of her family member’s achievements, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MARCH 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Episode: Swing and a Miss. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.15 February 6 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.15

ABC has released the synopsis for the February 21 episode of The Middle, "Dental Hijinks". Jack McBrayer reprises his role as Frankie's boss, Dr. Goodwin.

Dental Hijinks – After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Episode: Dental Hijinks. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.14 February 1 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.14

ABC has released the synopsis for the February 14 episode of The Middle, "Sorry Not Sorry".

Sorry Not Sorry – Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water and save some treasured items when the pipes burst in the basement. But after freaking out and bickering amongst each other, Axl, Sue and Brick call a family intervention meeting to let their parents know that their constant fighting and bickering is negatively affecting them. But while the kids feel like they can benefit from their parents’ newfound realization, Frankie and Mike start to think that the kids’ lack of support makes them the ones who should be sorry, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Episode: Sorry Not Sorry. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.13 January 30 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.13

ABC has released the synopsis for the next episode of The Middle, "Ovary and Out".

Ovary and Out – Frankie becomes sad when her doctor informs her that her ovaries are shriveled up, which means her days of having kids are over. In an attempt to cheer her up, Mike offers to have him and Frankie babysit the neighbor’s baby overnight, which puts some perspective on being an older parent. Meanwhile, Sue and Axl are a bit shocked when romantic sparks fly between Sean Donahue and Sue’s roommate Lexie; and Brick tries his best to hone up on his font knowledge when he meets Gibson, a worthy font opponent, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Episode: Ovary and Out. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC renews The Middle for a ninth season January 25 2017

ABC renews The Middle for a ninth season

ABC has today given an early renewal to The Middle, ordering a ninth season of the show for the 2017/18 season.

This is the earliest renewal ABC has handed to The Middle since back in 2011, when the show received an early pick-up for its third season.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros., the studio behind The Middle, has already signed the entire cast on a one-year contract.

ABC is reportedly still in discussions to renew ABC's top-rated sitcom, Modern Family, whose cast contracts are up this year.

ABC Announces Episode 8.12 January 5 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.12

ABC has released the synopsis for the January 17 episode of The Middle, "Pitch Imperfect".

Pitch Imperfect – Axl begins to panic when he realizes that he only has four months of college left before he graduates, and he hasn’t sent out any job resumes – something he should have started when he was a junior. Meanwhile, Brad agrees to lead Sue’s no-cut a cappella group as they enter a music competition, and Brick desperately asks for Frankie and Mike’s advice when girlfriend Cindy tells him that he reads too much, and if he doesn’t stop, she’ll break up with him, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

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Episode: Pitch Imperfect. Tags: episodes.

ABC Announces Episode 8.11 January 4 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.11

ABC has released the synopsis for the January 10 episode of The Middle, "Hoosier Maid". Norm Macdonald and John Cullum reprise their roles as Rusty and Big Mike, respectively, in the episode.

Hoosier Maid – Frankie is ecstatic when she wins free maid service for a month. But the Heck house turns out to be quite the frustrating challenge to clean. Meanwhile, when Mike and Rusty’s (Norm Macdonald) dad, Big Mike, starts to have trouble taking care of himself at home, the brothers begrudgingly begin to look at assisted living facilities for him; and when the Winnebago gets too cold and dangerous to inhabit since snow is coming through a hole in the roof, Axl, Hutch and Kenny attempt to move in with Sue and Lexie in their temporary college housing, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

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