ABC has released the synopsis for the March 7 episode of The Middle, "Swing and a Miss".
Swing and a Miss – Lexie spends Spring Break with the Hecks and confesses to Sue that she has a crush on Axl; with the quarry softball team on a losing streak, Mike hires high school coach Babbitt as a ringer to pull the team out of their slump; and Frankie desperately tries to uncover what has happened within the Heck family to make Nancy Donahue exclaim that she must be very proud of one of her family member’s achievements, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, MARCH 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has released the synopsis for the February 21 episode of The Middle, "Dental Hijinks". Jack McBrayer reprises his role as Frankie's boss, Dr. Goodwin.
Dental Hijinks – After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has released the synopsis for the February 14 episode of The Middle, "Sorry Not Sorry".
Sorry Not Sorry – Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water and save some treasured items when the pipes burst in the basement. But after freaking out and bickering amongst each other, Axl, Sue and Brick call a family intervention meeting to let their parents know that their constant fighting and bickering is negatively affecting them. But while the kids feel like they can benefit from their parents’ newfound realization, Frankie and Mike start to think that the kids’ lack of support makes them the ones who should be sorry, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has released the synopsis for the next episode of The Middle, "Ovary and Out".
Ovary and Out – Frankie becomes sad when her doctor informs her that her ovaries are shriveled up, which means her days of having kids are over. In an attempt to cheer her up, Mike offers to have him and Frankie babysit the neighbor’s baby overnight, which puts some perspective on being an older parent. Meanwhile, Sue and Axl are a bit shocked when romantic sparks fly between Sean Donahue and Sue’s roommate Lexie; and Brick tries his best to hone up on his font knowledge when he meets Gibson, a worthy font opponent, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has today given an early renewal to The Middle, ordering a ninth season of the show for the 2017/18 season.
This is the earliest renewal ABC has handed to The Middle since back in 2011, when the show received an early pick-up for its third season.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros., the studio behind The Middle, has already signed the entire cast on a one-year contract.
ABC is reportedly still in discussions to renew ABC's top-rated sitcom, Modern Family, whose cast contracts are up this year.
ABC has released the synopsis for the January 17 episode of The Middle, "Pitch Imperfect".
Pitch Imperfect – Axl begins to panic when he realizes that he only has four months of college left before he graduates, and he hasn’t sent out any job resumes – something he should have started when he was a junior. Meanwhile, Brad agrees to lead Sue’s no-cut a cappella group as they enter a music competition, and Brick desperately asks for Frankie and Mike’s advice when girlfriend Cindy tells him that he reads too much, and if he doesn’t stop, she’ll break up with him, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has released the synopsis for the January 10 episode of The Middle, "Hoosier Maid". Norm Macdonald and John Cullum reprise their roles as Rusty and Big Mike, respectively, in the episode.
Hoosier Maid – Frankie is ecstatic when she wins free maid service for a month. But the Heck house turns out to be quite the frustrating challenge to clean. Meanwhile, when Mike and Rusty’s (Norm Macdonald) dad, Big Mike, starts to have trouble taking care of himself at home, the brothers begrudgingly begin to look at assisted living facilities for him; and when the Winnebago gets too cold and dangerous to inhabit since snow is coming through a hole in the roof, Axl, Hutch and Kenny attempt to move in with Sue and Lexie in their temporary college housing, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has released the synopsis for the next episode of The Middle, "Escape Orson", which airs Tuesday, January 3.
Escape Orson – The Hecks find themselves spending New Year’s Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue’s record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare. Meanwhile, Brick is convinced that the mild-mannered man assigned to the family’s Escape Room group is really the famous author of the “Planet Nowhere” books; Sue divulges a secret about herself to Axl that’s she’s been keeping since childhood; and Mike is stunned when Frankie reveals that she had a romantic dream involving Frank Sinatra, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
A Very Marry Christmas – As Christmas approaches, Sue keeps a holiday secret from the family; after agreeing to watch the neighbor’s three kids, Brick finds himself trying to hide from them as they had such a good time that they keep wanting to come over and play; and Mike doesn’t know how to react when Bill Norwood gives him a Christmas gift for the first time ever, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC has issued the press release for the December 6 episode of The Middle, "Trip and Fall". Brooke Shields guest stars.
Trip and Fall – Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (8:00–8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.