The Middle (2009–2018)
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.
22 May 2013The Graduation
Will Frankie and Axl make it to Axl's graduation without killing each other? Meanwhile, Sue gets one more crack at the driving test, and Brick neglects his duties as class historian.
25 Sep. 2013The Drop Off
Frankie becomes emotional as the Hecks send Axl off to college, Sue waits for an important call from school, and Brick gets a new cell phone.
2 Oct. 2013Change in the Air
Mike tries to help after Frankie doesn't get a response to her texts to Axl, Sue gets an unexpected visit from Darrin, and Brick and his fellow classmates are afraid to use the school bathroom.
9 Oct. 2013The Potato
Axl is fed up with his college roommate, Sue gets a job so that she can get a car, and Frankie and Mike get bad news about Brick from his middle school principal.
23 Oct. 2013The 100th
During the Orson Centennial parade, Mike and Frankie volunteer to drive a float, Sue tries to make Darrin jealous, Axl tries to make some money, and Brick is upset over his town slogan not being chosen.
30 Oct. 2013Halloween IV: The Ghost Story
Sue has a Halloween sleepover, and during a game, she thinks she sees the ghost ship of Christopher Columbus. Axl finds he is low-man on the totem pole as a freshman in college. Brick is interested in a girl at school.
13 Nov. 2013The Jump
Frankie finds comfort from a lost dog after feeling like her family doesn't appreciate her, Axl discovers that he is hopelessly failing 3 classes, and Sue makes the volleyball team so the school can avoid a lawsuit.
20 Nov. 2013Thanksgiving V
It's Thanksgiving, and Axl looks for the right time to say he dropped three classes, Frankie's dad looks for the right time to say he gambled away their vacation money, and many surprise visitors arrive at the last minute.
4 Dec. 2013The Kiss
Sue and Brick deal with a group of young house intruders while Frankie and Mike are away house-sitting for Frankie's sister, and Axl and his friends go on a road trip to surprise Cassidy.