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[12/01/20 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Max Acquires Exclusive SVOD Streaming Rights to "The Middle"
Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.

[via press release from WarnerMedia]

HBO Max Acquires Exclusive SVOD Streaming Rights to "The Middle"

All Nine Seasons of the Critically Acclaimed Hit Comedy Are Available Now on HBO Max

BURBANK, CA - December 1, 2020 - HBO Max has secured U.S. SVOD streaming rights to all nine seasons of the acclaimed family comedy "The Middle," with a total of 215 episodes available now.

Two-time Emmy(R) winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class, and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck (Heaton) is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband Mike is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average - yes, most definitely average - family. Between juggling shifts and picking up fast food to be eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids - popular slacker Axl; optimistic, awkward Sue; odd, eccentric Brick - with love, humor and solid midwestern pragmatism. Year after year, their struggles continue, but through all the madness shines a loving family - and together, the Hecks put The Middle on the map.

Debuting in 2009, the series won the esteemed HUMANITAS Prize in 2016 and was also nominated for multiple Critics Choice Awards throughout its run.

Produced by Blackie and Blondie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, "The Middle" was created and executive produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. In addition to Heaton, the comedy stars Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.

About HBO Max

HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering, with 10,000 hours of curated premium content. HBO Max offers best in class quality entertainment, featuring the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences with the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. Most HBO subscribers in the U.S. have access to HBO Max as part of their HBO subscription and can visit HBOMax.com for more details.

About Warner Bros. Television

One of the entertainment industry's most-respected providers of original primetime programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces original scripted drama and comedy series for multiple platforms. As of December 2020, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 70 scripted series for on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five broadcast networks.





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