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 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 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.
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.
ABC has issued the press release for the next episode of The Middle's final season, "New Year's Revelations", which airs Tuesday, January 2. John Cullum returns as Big Mike in the episode.
New Year's Revelations – As New Year’s Eve approaches, Sue admits to Frankie that she likes Sean Donahue and that she kissed him at the Christmas party. But she’s still trying to figure out if her kiss with Sean was a fluke or if it actually meant that he likes her. Meanwhile, Mike forces Axl and Brick to take a drive with him and Mike’s dad, Big Mike, and they are shocked to discover what is planned when they reach their final destination, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JAN. 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has announced The Middle will move to the Tuesday 8:30/7:30c slot from April 3 as the show's final season heads towards the series finale.
The Middle is making room for the hotly anticipated return of Roseanne, the hit sitcom starring Roseanne Barr which originally ran from 1988 to 1997 on ABC. The show's full original cast, including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert, are back for the nine-episode revival.
Roseanne followed the lives of the working-class Conner family in Lanford, Illinois as they struggled to get by. Memorable faces from the show's run, including Sandra Bernhard and Estelle Parsons, are set to guest star. Johnny Galecki, who starred in Roseanne for three seasons and now stars in The Big Bang Theory, will also feature in an episode.
“The Christmas Miracle” – It’s Christmas time, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap, on “The Middle,” airing as part of Disney|ABC’s special “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, TUESDAY, DEC. 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
The 200th – “The Middle” celebrates its milestone 200th episode! When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile, when Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, Mike is gobsmacked and starts to appreciate Frankie more; in order to win back Cindy, Brick must complete three acts of bravery for her; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant to impress prospective employers, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, DEC. 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has issued the press release for the November 21 episode of The Middle, "Eyes Wide Open".
Eyes Wide Open – Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue’s excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching “Silence of the Lambs”; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s aid to help convince Lilah, a new student who doesn’t know anyone at school yet, that she and Brick would make a cute couple, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, NOV. 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
ABC has ordered an additional two episodes of The Middle's ninth and final season.
The Middle has frequently seen a 22-episode order upped to 24, with its first seven seasons all running that long. The Middle's eighth season featured 23 episodes.
The Middle's ninth season is still in production with the show recently taping its 200th episode.
With the additional two episodes, The Middle will have produced 215 episodes by the time it comes to an end in the spring.