FRANKIE DECIDES THAT EACH HECK FAMILY MEMBER WILL BE ASSIGNED NEWS YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS ANONYMOUSLY, WITH A PRIZE AS AN INCENTIVE, AFTER REALIZING THAT
NO ONE FOLLOWS THROUGH ON THEIR YEARLY PROMISES, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
"Year of the Hecks" - After realizing that no one keeps their New Year's resolutions, Frankie decides that they will be assigned anonymously to each family member, and an all-you-can-eat buffet feast will be the reward for those who can abide by their chosen resolution for a week. But chaos soon ensues when Frankie must spend more time with Brick, Mike needs to smile more, Axl has to keep his bedroom clean, Sue needs to stop trying out for things she'll never make, and Brick must stop reading all of the time, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, Katline Mastandrea as Ashley, Joe Bays as Coach Lazovick, Mary Pat Gleason as Mrs. Colavita, Diane Delano as police officer, Grace Bannon as Ruth, Jessica Garcia as Becky and Mackenzie Smith as 5th grade girl.
"Year of the Hecks" was written by David S. Rosenthal and directed by Elliot Hegarty.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.
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