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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#906) "The Setup"
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FRANKIE'S MOM STAYS AT THE HECK HOUSE AFTER BECOMING ILL - WHICH LEAVES FRANKIE AT HER BECK AND CALL - AND SUE SUGGESTS TO SEAN THAT THEY BOTH SET EACH OTHER UP ON DATES WITH OTHER PEOPLE, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'

Marsha Mason Guest Stars as Frankie's Mom, Pat

"The Setup" - Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat's (Marsha Mason) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, NOV. 7 (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 in this episode are Marsha Mason as Pat Spence, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Ami Park as Tessa, Eve Brenner as Mrs. Perkins, Jackson White as Aidan, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie Brooks and Hudson Cordero as young Axl.

"The Setup" was written by Tim Hobert and directed by Victor Nelli.

"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