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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#514) "The Award"
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FRANKIE TRIES TO TALK A RELUCTANT MIKE INTO ATTENDING A DINNER TO RECEIVE AN AWARD FOR HIS 20 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AT THE QUARRY, AND AXL IS RELENTLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF A MYSTERY GIRL WHO LEFT A MESSAGE ON HIS PHONE, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

"The Award" - Frankie discovers via a local blog that the quarry is presenting Mike with an award during a dinner for his 20 years of dedicated service. But Mike, not thinking it's that big of a deal, doesn't want to attend. Meanwhile, after being sat on in class by a guy who didn't know she was even in the chair, Sue attempts to put together a plan to get the students more connected with each other. Having imbibed a bit too much at a party the night before, Axl tries to track down the mystery girl who left a message on his phone, and Brick thinks he's totally styling in a purple suit and bolo tie that he found in his cousins' hand-me-down box, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (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 Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, John Gammon as Darrin, Christopher Darga as Mr. Farrar, Galadriel Stineman as Cassidy, Natalie Lander as Debbie, Brittany Ross as Courtney, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Blaine Saunders as Carly, Greg Cipes as Chuck, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, Craig Anton as Bob Branderson, Brandon W. Jones as Brian, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Arielle Reitsma as hottie, Aubrey Wood as cute girl, Jeneta St. Clair as coed 1, Sarah Domin as coed 2 and Wendy Allyn as teacher.

"The Award" was written by Katy Ballard and directed by Phil Traill.

"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