The Middle (2009–2018)
26 Sep. 2012Last Whiff of Summer: Part 1
The Heck family summer gets off to a bad start after Mike tells Sue that Axl is his favorite child.
26 Sep. 2012Last Whiff of Summer: Part 2
While Axl has to go to summer school, Sue tries to create the "Summer of Sue and Dad," and Brick tries to grow a prize tomato.
3 Oct. 2012The Second Act
Frankie contemplates a new career after Mr Ehlert lets her go, Sue mentors a popular freshman girl, and Mike considers punishing Brick for his rudeness.
10 Oct. 2012Bunny Therapy
The Hecks get Brick a pet rabbit to help his social skills, Sue tries out for school mascot, and Axl doesn't know which cheerleader he's dating.
17 Oct. 2012The Hose
Frankie once again gets on the bad side of an old neighborhood nemesis, Sue discovers that her family is poor when she sees her dad's paycheck, and Brick learns about sex education.
24 Oct. 2012Halloween III: The Driving
Sue gets her learner's permit, Axl registers to vote, and Brick's personality changes after eating all his Halloween candy in one night.
7 Nov. 2012The Safe
Frankie begins dental hygienist school, Axl becomes attracted to his new tutor, and Sue and Brick find a new way to make money for the family.
14 Nov. 2012Thanksgiving IV
Frankie's bickering parents come for Thanksgiving, along with two special guests. Axl's football comeback may be postponed by a broken heart, Sue's mascot head is stolen, and Brick is fascinated by a new book.
5 Dec. 2012Christmas Help
Frankie gets a retail job to get Christmas gifts at a discount, Mike has another falling-out with his brother, and Bricks gets a part in reverend Tim-Tom's Christmas production.
12 Dec. 2012Twenty Years
Sue tries to set up a 20th anniversary for Frankie and Mike, but Frankie is mad at Mike for not answering his phone call. Meanwhile, Axl gets revenge on Brick by spoiling the ending to his favorite book series.
9 Jan. 2013Life Skills
Axl and Sue wind up in the same life skills class, a school therapist tries to help Brick make friends, and Frankie and Mike fight the insurance company for a new windshield.
16 Jan. 2013One Kid at a Time
Frankie and Mike give each child a day alone with them so each child can get their undivided attention for one day, but the plan meets with mixed results.
23 Jan. 2013The Friend
Frankie intervenes behind Mike's back to make him a new friend, Brick helps Axl pretend to be smart to impress Cassidy, and Sue's Wrestler-ettes have a showdown with the real cheerleaders.
6 Feb. 2013The Smile
Axl waits to find out if he's been accepted into college and tries to come up with a senior prank, Sue tries to prove that smiling is contagious, and Brick tries to get his parents to buy him an iPad.
13 Feb. 2013Valentine's Day IV
Axl and his friends find a way to make money from Valentine's Day breakups, Sue gets a surprise date for the dance, an accidental text gets Mike in trouble at work, and Frankie gets in trouble for throwing away Brick's art projects.
20 Feb. 2013Winners and Losers
Frankie has reservations about letting Brick go on a field trip to Chicago, and things become awkward with Sue and Darrin after their first kiss.
27 Feb. 2013Wheel of Pain
While Frankie and Mike are out, Axl, Sue, and Brick are all involved in breaking a window. They decide to lie that someone else die it. Frankie and Mike do not believe them and find ways to get them to tell the truth.
27 Mar. 2013The Name
Frankie's sister Janet comes to help around the house while Frankie studies, Sue decides to change her middle name, and Axl gets competition for Cassidy from her ex-boyfriend.
3 Apr. 2013The Bachelor
Axl tries to win Cassidy back, Mike reluctantly tries to teach Sue how to play tennis, and Frankie becomes depressed over the results of the TV show "The Bachelor."
10 Apr. 2013Dollar Days
Frankie gets discouraged while looking for a new job as a dental assistant, Axl reaches his breaking point with Sue and Darrin, and Mike has a campout with Brick's new scout group.
1 May 2013From Orson with Love
Frankie turns to Facebook to help make Sue more popular, Axl and Brick try to make a viral video with bunnies and kittens, and Frankie's dad tries to share his "wisdom" with Mike.
8 May 2013Hallelujah Hoedown
Sue is upset when everyone gets their driver's license but she still can't pass her driving test, Frankie tells each kid exactly what she wants for Mother's Day, and Axl and Cassidy's prom does not go well.
15 May 2013The Ditch
Sue decides to play hooky for the first time, Frankie pretends to be a doctor to skip a line, Mike has a careless accident on the highway with Axl, and Brick refuses to take a middle school placement test.