ABC eying a The Middle spin-off with Eden Sher Posted May 30 2018

ABC eying a The Middle spin-off with Eden Sher

Just over a week since The Middle wrapped its nine-season run on ABC, a spin-off show starring Eden Sher is said to be in the works at the network.

The network is reportedly close to giving a pilot order for the show from The Middle creators DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler, though there is no guarantee a show will make it to air.

The Middle's hour-long season finale glimpsed at what the future holds for Sue Sue Heck, though it's not clear where exactly this spin-off would find Sue.

This late in the development cycle the show would not be ready for the fall line-up, but could be feature of ABC's mid-season line-up. Alternatively, the network might choose to hold the show for the 2019/20 season. 

If ABC does order this Sue Sue spin-off, it will be the network's third sitcom to spawn a sequel with a black-ish offshoot on Freeform and a Goldbergs slated for the network's mid-season schedule.

ABC's comedy slate has seen a significant change in the past twenty-four hours as the network swiftly cancelled Roseanne, which returned this season after twenty-years to breakout ratings, after its titular star delivered another racist tirade on Twitter.

Earlier this year, Roseanne took The Middle's time slot for its now altogether brief return, leaving open the possibility that Sue Heck might find her way back to Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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