The Middle Episode Tournament: Final Round August 30 2018

The Middle Episode Tournament: Final Round

We are running an episode tournament to find fans' all-time favorite episodes of The Middle. The third knock-out round has just closed and the two episodes have made it through to the final round.

In the previous round, "A Very Marry Christmas" beat "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" with 57% of the vote, and "Taking Back the House" was the winner against "The Graduate" with 66% of votes.

The two winning episodes, "A Very Marry Christmas" and "Taking Back the House", now go head-to-head in the final round.

Voting in the third round is open for two weeks, so remember to check back on Wednesday, September 12 to find out the result.

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The Middle Episode Tournament: Round 3 August 15 2018

The Middle Episode Tournament: Round 3

We are running an episode tournament to find fans' all-time favorite episodes of The Middle. The second knock-out round has just closed and four episodes have made it through to the semi-finals.

In the previous round, "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" beat "Life Skills" with 76% of the vote, "The Graduate" narrowly defeated "Hecks vs. Glossners" with a 53% share, "A Very Marry Christmas" won against "The Christmas Miracle" with 58.33% of votes, and "Taking Back the House" was victorious against "The Diaper Incident" with 75% of the vote.

The four episodes now go head-to-head in the following two pairs: "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" vs. "A Very Marry Christmas" and "The Graduate" vs. "Taking Back the House".

Voting in the third round is open for two weeks, so remember to check back on Wednesday, August 29 to vote in the final match.

Vote for your favorite episodes of The Middle in our episode tournament 

The Middle Episode Tournament: Round 2 August 1 2018

The Middle Episode Tournament: Round 2

We are running an episode tournament to find fans' all-time favorite episodes of The Middle. The first knock-out round has just closed and eight episodes have made it through to the second round.

In the previous round, "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" beat "War of the Hecks", "The Graduate" defeated "The Wonderful World of Hecks", "A Very Marry Christmas" won against "Pilot", "Taking Back the House" was victorious against "Foreign Exchange", "Life Skills" beat "Christmas", "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" was the winner against "The Map", "The Christmas Miracle" defeated "A Heck of a Ride: Part One", and "The Diaper Incident" won against "The Par-Tay".

The eight episodes now go head-to-head in the following four pairs: "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" vs. "Life Skills", "The Graduate" vs. "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle", "A Very Marry Christmas" vs. "The Christmas Miracle", and "Taking Back the House" vs. "The Diaper Incident".

Voting in the second round is open for two weeks, so remember to check back on Wednesday, August 15 to vote in the third round.

Vote for your favorite episodes of The Middle in our episode tournament 

The Middle Episode Tournament: Round 1 July 18 2018

The Middle Episode Tournament: Round 1

We are running an episode tournament to find fans' all-time favorite episodes of The Middle. The nominations round has just closed and the top sixteen episodes have made it through to the first of the knock-out rounds.

The episodes now go head-to-head in the following eight pairs: "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" vs. "War of the Hecks", "The Wonderful World of Hecks" vs. "The Graduate", "A Very Marry Christmas" vs. "Pilot", "Taking Back the House" vs. "Foreign Exchange", "Life Skills" vs. "Christmas", "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" vs. "The Map", "The Christmas Miracle" vs. "A Heck of a Ride: Part One", and finally "The Diaper Incident" vs. "The Par-Tay".

Voting in this first round is open for two weeks, so remember to check back on Wednesday, August 1 to vote in the second round.

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Vote for your favorite episodes of The Middle July 4 2018

Vote for your favorite episodes of The Middle

We have just launched an episode tournament to find the fans' all-time favorite episodes of The Middle. The tournament begins with a nominations round where you can choose up to sixteen of your favorite episodes from throughout the show's nine year run.

After the nominations round closes, the episodes will then battle it out in three knock-out rounds before a winner is declared. The nominations round is open for voting until Wednesday, July 18, so remember to check back then for the first of the knock-out stages.

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ABC eying a The Middle spin-off with Eden Sher May 30 2018

ABC eying a The Middle spin-off with Eden Sher

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.

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ABC announces hour-long series finale May 17 2018

ABC announces hour-long series finale

ABC has issued the press release for the upcoming hour-long series finale of The Middle.

The show will bow out with "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" and "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" on Tuesday, May 22 from 8/7c.

“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 Announces Episode 9.22 May 8 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.22

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 Announces Episode 9.21 April 23 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.21

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 Announces Episode 9.20 April 17 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.20

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.