ABC Announces Episode 5.12 Posted January 6 2014

ABC Announces Episode 5.12

ABC has issued the press release for the January 22 episode of The Middle. Rachel Dratch reprises her role as Principal Barker.

The Carpool – With the bus drivers on strike, Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools to get the kids to and from school. But with time management not being one of Frankie’s strong suits, her carpool kids find themselves facing the possibility of being on the receiving end of some tardy slips – which could ruin their chances of being invited to the “No Tardy Party.” Meanwhile, Axl hits the books and becomes an expert in Astronomy – a class he’s not even taking – in order to tutor a hot student, and when Mike receives two IU basketball tickets, he tries to find someone to accompany him to the game, not realizing that Sue really wants to go with him, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

More information about this episode is available in our Episode Guide.

More about the episode

'The Carpool' - Season 5, Episode 12
Aired January 22, 2014 at 8/7c on ABC.

With the bus drivers on strike, Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools to get the kids to and from school. But with time management not being one of Frankie's strong suits, her carpool kids find themselves facing the possibility of being on the receiving end of some tardy slips – which could ruin their chances of being invited to the "No Tardy Party." Meanwhile, Axl hits the books and becomes an expert in Astronomy – a class he’s not even taking – in order to tutor a hot student, and when Mike receives two IU basketball tickets, he tries to find someone to accompany him to the game, not realizing that Sue really wants to go with him.

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