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'Meet The Parents' - Season 9, Episode 3
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie's rich parents, Tammy and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money - which will go to charity - to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can't get arrested.

Air Date: October 17th at 8/7c on ABC.
Last Episode: 'Please Don't Feed The Hecks'.

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ABC Announces Episode 9.05 12 hours ago

ABC Announces Episode 9.05

ABC has issued the press release for the October 31 episode of The Middle, "Role of a Lifetime".

Role of a Lifetime – While Axl tries to invent a new beverage that mixes wine with beer and Brick decides to join the school orchestra in an attempt to play the field and find himself a new girlfriend, Mike asks Sue to take the reins in putting together a romantic evening for him and Frankie to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary – which both of them totally forgot. Frustrated with being the family member whose role is to do everything they ask of her without complaint, Sue puts her foot down and declares she will no longer be that person, which causes the rest of the Hecks to rethink and rebel against what their supposed familial roles have been, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, OCT. 31 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

ABC Announces Episode 9.04 October 9 2017

ABC Announces Episode 9.04

ABC has issued the press release for the October 24 Halloween-themed episode of The Middle, "Halloween VII: Orson Murder Mystery".

Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery – As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago, and Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

ABC Announces Episode 9.03 October 5 2017

ABC Announces Episode 9.03

ABC has issued the press release for the October 17 episode of The Middle, "Meet the Parents". Lisa Rinna (Days of Our Lives) guest stars as Lexie's mom, Tammy.

Meet the Parents – Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Episode: Meet Parents. Tags: episodes, Season 9.

ABC Announces Episode 9.02 September 25 2017

ABC Announces Episode 9.02

ABC has released the synopsis for the second episode of The Middle's upcoming ninth and final season, "Please Don't Feed The Hecks", which airs Tuesday, October 10.

Please Don't Feed The Hecks – After Frankie gives neighbor Nancy Donahue an old scarf that is just sitting around gathering dust, Nancy returns the favor by baking her a delicious apple pie. Believing she’s stumbled upon a way to get free and tasty meals, Frankie makes it her mission to find miscellaneous items around the house to give to her in exchange for some culinary delights. Meanwhile, Sue and Lexie prepare to move back into their college apartment but find that it’s been sublet to a man who refuses to leave; and Axl’s new job as the school bus driver gives him a chance to see how Brick’s high school sophomore year is treating him, and he discovers that Mike has refused to speak to Brick’s class on Career Exploration Day, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

ABC announces ninth season premiere September 18 2017

ABC announces ninth season premiere

ABC has issued the press release for the upcoming season premiere of The Middle, "Vive La Hecks", which airs Tuesday, October 3.

On the season premiere episode, “Vive La Hecks,” airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, Axl returns home from his summer trip to Europe, sporting a man-bun and embracing a new, chill European outlook on life. Mike just wants him to clean up and look for a job, but Frankie thinks Axl will do this on his own and asks Mike to give him a little breathing room. Meanwhile, because Sue worked the entire summer at Spudsy’s and missed out on having any fun, she decides to cram in a whole summer of fun in two days before going back to college; Brick makes the decision to break up with Cindy because he doesn’t want to be tied down in a relationship when he’s about to embark on the revelry of his “big sophomore year”; and Frankie desperately tries to come up with an item for a time capsule that’s being buried under the Orson cow that will make the town remember the Hecks when it’s opened in 100 years.

After nearly a decade on the air, The Middle will be concluding with its ninth season.

Episode: Vive La Hecks. Tags: episodes, Season 9.

The Middle: Season 8 released on DVD August 15 2017

The Middle: Season 8 released on DVD

The Middle: Season 8 is available on DVD today from Amazon.com and the Warner Archive.

The three-disc manufactured-on-demand release includes all twenty-four episodes from The Middle's eighth season.

In The Middle’s hit eighth season, the Heck kids continue to smash through their comfort zones and navigate new situations – which may or may not be comforting to parents Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn). Axl (Charlie McDermott) may be living out of a Winnebago, but he has discovered the love of his life. Meanwhile, always-optimistic Sue (Eden Sher) has caught the acting bug in Dollywood and is changing her major to drama. Now in high school, Brick (Atticus Shaffer) has made it his mission to fit in with his peers – and not be one of the weird kids. With an emptier nest, Frankie and Mike cut back on the parental duties – which is easier said than done, as parenting continues no matter where your kids are. Balancing kids and work never really gets easier. It just gets different!

View The Middle: Season 8 DVD at Amazon.com

Tags: DVDs.

The Middle to end with ninth season August 2 2017

The Middle to end with ninth season

ABC announced today that The Middle will end with its upcoming ninth season.

The Middle premiered in 2009 and has been a steady performer for ABC since. The show originally aired on Wednesday nights as part of a comedy block with Modern Family. In recent years, The Middle has led its own comedy block on Tuesday nights.

Discussing the end of the show, The Middle co-creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline said, "Last year we sat down with our cast and made the bittersweet decision together that in this ninth season it is time to bring the Hecks' story to a close. It's been an amazing run, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we're looking forward to having an entire year to say goodbye. Plus, we wanted to go out before too many people knew we were on the air."

The Middle was renewed for its ninth season back in January. The final season will begin Tuesday, October 3 at 8/7c on ABC.

Tags: episodes, Season 9.

ABC Announces Eighth Season Finale May 1 2017

ABC Announces Eighth Season Finale

ABC has issued the press release for the eighth season finale of The Middle, "Fight or Flight".

This episode was directed by The Middle's co-creator and executive producer Eileen Heisler.

Fight or Flight – Having finally graduated college, Axl tells Frankie and Mike that he’s planning on going to Europe over the summer with Kenny. Although Frankie thinks this is a great once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mike is less than pleased and thinks his slacker son should be putting all of his summer efforts into finding a job. Meanwhile, Sue begins to panic after she barely scrapes a parked SUV and doesn’t hear back from the owner after leaving several notes on the windshield, and Brick discovers that his sudden onset of backaches is due to not sitting in his lawn chair, which was replaced by a normal kitchen-table chair, on the season finale of “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

ABC has already renewed The Middle for a ninth season so the show will definitely be back for another year.

Episode: Fight or Flight. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.22 April 25 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.22

ABC has issued the press release for the May 9 episode of The Middle, "The Final Final".

The Final Final – Frankie, Mike and Brick begin to notice that their luck has changed dramatically for the better after the Prairie Scouts accidentally paint the Donahue’s address on their curb; and after missing his final college test before he graduates, Axl pleads with his teacher to let him take it, otherwise he won’t be able to graduate. Meanwhile, Sue confides to Brad that her sophomore year in college was kind of a letdown. But a chance to speak to students at her former high school about college life leads her to a realization about her status as a student while at Orson High. A talk with Brad leads into an impromptu musical number about Sue’s many accomplishments over the years, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Episode: Final Final. Tags: episodes, Season 8.

ABC Announces Episode 8.21 April 18 2017

ABC Announces Episode 8.21

ABC has released the synopsis for the May 2 episode of The Middle, "Clear and Present Danger".

Clear and Present Danger – Frankie frantically searches the house for Axl’s graduation gift, which she bought months before and hid; Sue decides that she wants to make a sweet video for Mike’s upcoming birthday – even though the family warns her that he probably won’t like it; and after Cindy embarrasses Brick by strong-arming and chasing away a boy who was bullying him, Brick turns to Axl to help get him into shape so that he can stick up for himself, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

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