RITA GLOSSNER TAKES A FRIGHTENED FRANKIE ON A ROAD TRIP TO AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION; MIKE TAKES A FALL AT THE QUARRY, AND SUE TRIES TO GET AXL TO END HIS ESTRANGEMENT WITH THE FAMILY, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'
Brooke Shields Returns as Trashy Neighbor Rita Glossner
"Trip and Fall" - Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), 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 Brooke Shields as Rita Glossner, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, Greg Cipes as Chuck, Ezra Buzzington as Wayne, Greer Grammer as April, Keaton Savage as Tyler, Brian Howe as Tom Hanson, Kurt Collins as Rodney Glossner, Hunter Daily as Vanessa, Adwin Brown as Joel, Chase Kim as corporate guy #1, Jon Curry as corporate guy #2, Al Coronel as cop #1 and Jim Titus as cop #2.
"Trip and Fall" was written by Rich Dahm 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.