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'Great Heckspectations' - Season 9, Episode 20
Airs Tuesday, May 1 at 8/7c on ABC.

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.

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ABC Announces Episode 9.20 5 days ago

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.

ABC announces season finale dates April 12 2018

ABC announces season finale dates

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 Announces Episode 9.19 March 27 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.19

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 Announces Episode 9.18 March 19 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.18

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 Announces Episode 9.17 March 5 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.17

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.

Episode 9.16 Press Release February 26 2018

Episode 9.16 Press Release

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.

ABC Announces Episode 9.15 February 12 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.15

ABC has issued the press release for the next episode of The Middle, "Toasted", which airs Tuesday, February 27.

Alphonso McAuley returns as Hutch and Tommy Bechtold reprises his role as Kenny in the episode.

Toasted – Things don’t go as smoothly as planned for the Hecks when Frankie helps Sue celebrate her 21st birthday by taking her to a bar close to the college, Mike begrudgingly accompanies Brick to a “Planet Nowhere” convention, and Axl and Hutch head to Ohio in the Winnebago to attend and make a toast at ex-college roomie Kenny’s wedding, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEB. 27 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

ABC Announces Episode 9.14 January 22 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.14

ABC has issued the press release for the next episode of The Middle, "Guess Who's Coming to Frozen Dinner".

Norm Macdonald returns as Mike's brother, Rusty, in this episode.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Frozen Dinner” – Mike’s wayward brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), comes to town and presents Sue with an extravagant gift, which Mike thinks is stolen goods. Meanwhile, with Sue now older and living the college life, Mike feels like he’s not as close to her as he used to be and tries to figure out a way to reconnect; Axl blows the money from his first paycheck on a big screen TV and blames his spending spree on years of learning from Frankie’s lack of financial wisdom; and Brick is stumped, but delighted to discover mysterious, unmarked gifts being left at the front door of the house, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEB. 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

ABC Announces Episode 9.13 January 2 2018

ABC Announces Episode 9.13

ABC has issued the press release for the January 16 episode of The Middle, "Mommapalooza".

Mommapalooza – Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she’s passionate about – life’s third act – and Reverend TimTom offers the perfect solution. Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he’s becoming lucky when money and other high priced items suddenly make their way into his hands, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JAN. 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Episode: Mommapalooza Tags: Season 9, episodes

ABC Announces Episode 9.12 December 22 2017

ABC Announces Episode 9.12

ABC has issued the press release for the January 9 episode of The Middle, "The Other Man". High School Musical star Corbin Bleu guest stars in the episode.

“The Other Man” – Now that Axl has a real job, he begins to bond more with Mike and spends a lot of time with him – leaving Frankie frozen out of their interactions; and just as Sue is about to break up with Aidan, Brad pleads with her to wait a beat until after he has a chance to win the affection of Aiden’s handsome friend, Luke (Corbin Bleu, “Dancing with the Stars” season 17 runner up, “High School Musical”), on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JAN. 9 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.