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.
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.