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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#815) "Dental Hijinks" (Repeat)
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MIKE CONVINCES DR. GOODWIN TO FABRICATE A STORY TO CONVINCE FRANKIE THAT HIS TEETH ARE OKAY - EVEN THOUGH HE'S BEEN SUFFERING FROM A TOOTHACHE; SUE ATTEMPTS TO LET GOLF CART DRIVER TYLER KNOW THAT SHE LIKES HIM; AXL DECIDES IT'S TIME TO SELL THE WINNEBAGO; AND BRICK TRIES TO WRITE A HISTORIC SCOTTISH RAP MUSICAL, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'

Jack McBrayer Guest Stars as Dr. Goodwin

"Dental Hijinks" - After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that's so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it's time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical - a la "Hamilton" - focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, JULY 4 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EDT), 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 Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Keaton Savage as Tyler, Will Green as Jeremy, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Jessie Sherman as Julia, Galen Howard as man, Austin Levenson as freshman 1, Nathaniel Stroud as freshman 2, Jamaal Hepburn as guy 1 and Kai Schultz as guy 2.

"Dental Hijinks" was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter 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. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - 5/22/18
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2017-2018 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
9 (215 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 5/22/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, August 2017) The upcoming ninth season of ABC's critically acclaimed fan-favorite series "The Middle" will be its final one. It was announced by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. After almost a decade on the air, the executive producers of the award-winning series have decided that the ninth season would be the best one in which to wrap up the story of the Heck family. The show stars two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton as a harried wife and mother of three who lives in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, and uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. The farewell season begins Tuesday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. "The Middle" has received three Humanitas Prize nominations, with a win in 2016 for creators/executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline in the 30 Minute Category for the episode "The Graduate," a Critics' Choice Award nomination and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Comedy. Eden Sher previously received a Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sue Heck. Esquire.com called the show "the finest American sitcom on TV right now," and the Los Angeles Times exclaimed that "'The Middle' is the best family comedy on 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 CRTR/EP
· Eileen Heisler as CRTR/EP
· Julie Anne Robinson as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Black and Blondie Productions
· Warner Bros. Television