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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#421) "From Orson with Love"
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FRANKIE TRIES TO GROW SUE'S SOCIAL NETWORK POPULARITY AFTER DISCOVERING THAT HER FRIENDS ARE NOT "LIKING" HER FACEBOOK POSTS, AND AXL AND BRICK ATTEMPT TO PRODUCE A VIRAL VIDEO FEATURING ANIMALS IN A JAMES BOND KNOCKOFF, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

"From Orson with Love" - After discovering that Sue's life, as defined on Facebook, is pretty pathetic, Frankie creates an online alias (or two or three) and tries to make her daughter as popular as possible. Meanwhile, after reading Tuesdays with Morrie, Frankie's healthy dad, Tag (Jerry Van Dyke), coerces Mike into listening to his long-winded life stories on a weekly basis; and Axl and Brick attempt to garner interest in getting a bunch of baby bunnies and kittens adopted by producing a viral video starring the animals in a James Bond knockoff, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 (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 Jerry Van Dyke as Tag Spence, Blaine Saunders as Carly, Bailey Buntain as Jenna, Lauren Manix as Chloe and Ali Mullin as Ally.

"From Orson with Love" 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,D 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