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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#816) "Swing and a Miss" (Repeat)
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LEXIE CONFESSES TO SUE THAT SHE HAS A CRUSH ON AXL, AND MIKE HIRES HIGH SCHOOL COACH BABBITT AS A RINGER TO HELP PULL THE QUARRY SOFTBALL TEAM OUT OF THEIR SLUMP, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'

"Swing and a Miss" - Lexie spends Spring Break with the Hecks and confesses to Sue that she has a crush on Axl; with the quarry softball team on a losing streak, Mike hires high school coach Babbitt as a ringer to pull the team out of their slump; and Frankie desperately tries to uncover what has happened within the Heck family to make Nancy Donahue exclaim that she must be very proud of one of her family member's achievements, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, JULY 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 03/07/2017)

"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 Dillman as Tink Babbitt, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Gia Mantegna as Devin Levin, Malcom Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, Greg Cipes as Chuck, Ezra Buzzington as Wayne, Helen Slayton-Hughes as Eleanor, Pedro Correa as Todd, Chiquita Fuller as Ms. Prescott and Michael S. Chambers as Olson.

"Swing and a Miss" was written by Roy Brown and directed by Danny Salles.

"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