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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#413) "The Friend" (Repeat)
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

MIKE IS SHOCKED TO DISCOVER THAT FRANKIE HAS SET HIM UP ON AN ADULT PLAYDATE, AND A DETERMINED SUE AND HER WRESTLERETTES GO UP AGAINST THE CHEERLEADERS, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

"The Friend" - Mike is upset with Frankie when he discovers that she set him up on an adult playdate with a new neighbor who shares the same interests. Meanwhile, when the school cheerleaders announce that they're taking over cheering for the wrestlers - thus putting Sue and her Wrestlerettes out of business - a determined Sue demands a cheer off; and Brick makes a lovesick Axl begin to question whether he's intellectually stimulating enough for his smart, new girlfriend, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/23/13)

"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 David Koechner as Jeff Webber, Galadriel Stineman as Cassidy, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, French Stewart as Principal Cameron, Gabrielle Carteris as Colleen Webber, Brittany Ross as Courtney, Natalie Lander as Debbie, Katlin Mastandrea as Ashley, Grace Bannon as Ruth, Jessica Marie Garcia as Becky, Peter A. Hulne as Robby and Ron Ostrow as Mitch.

"The Friend" was written by Robin Shorr 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,L parental guideline.

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

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MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (24 episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. 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 to get her family through each day intact. Having been fired as the least successful sales woman at the town's only surviving car dealership, Frankie re-evaluated her career path and is now working as a dental assistant. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average - yes, most definitely average - family. "The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick. "The Middle" was created and is executive-produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
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