The Middle has now concluded its nine season run on ABC.
The series finale aired Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Just over a week since The Middle wrapped its nine-season run on ABC, a spin-off show starring Eden Sher is said to be in the works at the network.
The network is reportedly close to giving a pilot order for the show from The Middle creators DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler, though there is no guarantee a show will make it to air.
The Middle's hour-long season finale glimpsed at what the future holds for Sue Sue Heck, though it's not clear where exactly this spin-off would find Sue.
This late in the development cycle the show would not be ready for the fall line-up, but could be feature of ABC's mid-season line-up. Alternatively, the network might choose to hold the show for the 2019/20 season.
If ABC does order this Sue Sue spin-off, it will be the network's third sitcom to spawn a sequel with a black-ish offshoot on Freeform and a Goldbergs slated for the network's mid-season schedule.
ABC's comedy slate has seen a significant change in the past twenty-four hours as the network swiftly cancelled Roseanne, which returned this season after twenty-years to breakout ratings, after its titular star delivered another racist tirade on Twitter.
Earlier this year, Roseanne took The Middle's time slot for its now altogether brief return, leaving open the possibility that Sue Heck might find her way back to Tuesdays at 8/7c.
ABC has issued the press release for the upcoming hour-long series finale of The Middle.
“A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two” – After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has issued the press release for the penultimate episode before The Middle's hour-long series finale. "Split Decision" airs Tuesday, May 15.
Split Decision – Now that Frankie knows Axl was offered a job in Denver, she makes it her mission to sway him from taking it and moving away. Meanwhile, the usually overly optimistic Sue is depressed over Sean leaving for Ghana, without ever expressing her feelings for him; and Brick drives everyone crazy when he buys a huge amount of lawn chairs to replace the one he’s been using for nine years, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MAY 15 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has issued the press release for the May 8 episode of The Middle, "The Royal Flush".
The Royal Flush - In an attempt to get Frankie the best Mother's Day gift ever, Sue and Brick enter a trivia contest where they could win a trip for two to London for the upcoming royal wedding; and Axl is offered a job interview that could change his life, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, MAY 8 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
The Middle's final season is taking a break this Tuesday, April 24, but will continue next week with "Great Heckspectations".
ABC has announced the next episode of The Middle, "Great Heckspectations", which airs Tuesday, May 1.
Great Heckspectations – Frankie has to force Brick into asking Cindy to the high school prom but worries that his quirkiness could spoil the happy event; Lexie talks a clueless Axl into giving Sue a belated 21st birthday present; and Mike becomes frustrated over how to get used to a new TV remote, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MAY 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has announced its 2017/18 season finale dates including the series finale of The Middle.
The ninth and final season of The Middle will wrap up on Tuesday, May 22 with an hour-long episode at 8:30/7:30c, straight after the tenth season finale of Roseanne.
ABC announced last year that The Middle would conclude with its ninth season this year. The network extended the final season to 24 episodes earlier in the year.
ABC has issued the press release for the April 10 episode of The Middle, "Bat Out of Heck". Jack McBrayer returns as Frankie's boss, Dr. Goodwin.
Bat Out of Heck – Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin (Jack McBrayer) agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner. Meanwhile, Axl is getting sick and tired of having Mike tell him how to run his life; and things go off the rails when Axl attempts to trade in the Winnebago and buy a car. Sue is more determined than ever to win a very prestigious and competitive hotel scholarship; and Frankie swears that she’s seeing something mysterious flying through the house, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
The Middle is off air tonight as ABC airs the hour-long return of Roseanne after twenty-one seasons off air. The Middle moves to the later 8:30/7:30c slot after Roseanne next Tuesday, April 3.
ABC has issued the press release for the April 3 episode of The Middle, "Thank You for Not Kissing". Dave Foley reprises his role as Dr. Fulton in the episode.
Thank You for Not Kissing – After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Following the return of Roseanne next Tuesday, March 27 on ABC, The Middle will be moving to the slightly later time of 8:30/7:30c from April 3.
ABC has issued the press release for the March 20 episode of The Middle, "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle". Brooke Shields reprises her role as Rita Glossner in the episode.
Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle – It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has issued the press release for the March 13 episode of The Middle, "The Crying Game".
The Crying Game – While Frankie feels the need to have a good cry after having a bad week, Mike shares the good news that, after 25 years as manager at the local quarry, he is being offered the job of regional manager but feels uncomfortable saying goodbye to his co-workers. Meanwhile, Brick suspects that he’s being treated unfairly by his health teacher because of how horribly Axl treated her back when he was a student, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MARCH 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.