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MIDDLE, THE [EPISODE CHANGE]
Air Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#412) "Life Skills"
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AXL IS EMBARRASSED WHEN SUE IS ASSIGNED TO BE HIS PARTNER ON A LIFE SKILLS PROJECT AT SCHOOL, AND BRICK'S SCHOOL THERAPIST TRIES TO TEACH HIM HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

Dave Foley Guest Stars as Brick's School Therapist, Dr. Fulton

"Life Skills" - Axl is shocked to discover that he and Sue are enrolled in the same Life Skills class. And things only get worse for the Ax-Man when he is assigned to work with his sister on a big class project. Meanwhile Brick's school therapist, Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley), tries to teach him how to reach out to his fellow students in order to make some friends; and Frankie and Mike find themselves dealing with an unreasonable insurance company after they discover a tree branch has fallen and broken the windshield of Frankie's car, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Note: This episode was originally scheduled for Jan. 16.

"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 Dave Foley as Dr. Fulton, Gina Hecht as Ms. Schaefer, Dierk Torsek as Reverend Hayver, Bill Chott as Wendell, French Stewart as Principal Cameron, E.J. Callahan as Mr. Flurry, Mary Kate Wiles as Beth, Daniel Stewart as Steve, Victoria Park as Connie, Karan Soni as Vijal and Julia Max as Erica.

"Life Skills" was written by Roy Brown and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.

"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com/TheMiddle

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MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
Returns Wednesday, September 24
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's sixth) on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor in an attempt to get her family through each day intact.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Atticus Shaffer as Brick
· Charlie McDermott as Axl
· Eden Sher as Sue
· Neil Flynn as Mike
· Patricia Heaton as Frankie
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Kattan as Bob
CREW INFORMATION:
· DeAnn Heline as WRTR (Pilot)
· Eileen Heisler as WRTR (Pilot)
· Julie Anne Robinson as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Black and Blondie Productions
· Warner Bros. Television