The Middle (2009–2018)
3 Jan. 2017Escape Orson
The Hecks find themselves spending New Year's Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue's record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare. Meanwhile, Brick is convinced that the mild mannered man assigned to the family's Escape Room group is really the famous author of the "Planet Nowhere" books, Sue divulges a secret about herself to Axl that's she's been keeping since childhood, and Mike is stunned when Frankie reveals that she had a romantic dream involving Frank Sinatra.
10 Jan. 2017Hoosier Maid
Frankie wins free maid service for a month. Mike and Rusty look into assisted living facilities for their father. Axl, Hutch and Kenny move in with Sue and Lexie.
17 Jan. 2017Pitch Imperfect
With four months of college left, Axl realizes he hasn't sent out any job resumes; Brad agrees to lead Sue's a cappella group in a music competition.
7 Feb. 2017Ovary and Out
Frankie is told by her doctor that she can't have any more children.
14 Feb. 2017Sorry Not Sorry
When the pipes burst in the basement, Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water. They stress out and start fighting, so Axl, Sue, and Brick call a family intervention meeting.
21 Feb. 2017Dental Hijinks
Mike convinces Dr. Goodwin to help him fabricate a story about his teeth being okay in spite of his toothache.
7 Mar. 2017Swing and a Miss
Lexie decides to join Sue to spend spring break in Orson. Meanwhile Frankie is being a proud mom for no apparent reason. For Axl everything is going well until the end of spring break party.
14 Mar. 2017Exes and Ohhhs
Axl runs into his ex-girlfriends at a St. Patrick's Day party, while Sean Donahue offers to take Sue to the Chancellor's Ball, unaware that she already has a date.
4 Apr. 2017The Par-Tay
Mike gets into an argument about plumber. Sue keeps a secret from Frankie. Brick spends the weekend with Axl to experience college life.
11 Apr. 2017The Confirmation
Brick meets his almost-brother at a religious camp and Sue and Brad attempt to set Lexie up with a guy, unaware that she is secretly dating Axl.
18 Apr. 2017Adult Swim
Mike wants to get rid of the swimming pool and Brick and Sue try to convince him to keep it even though they are no longer interested in using it. Frankie tries to teach Axl about responsibility to improve his chances of getting a job after he graduated from college.
2 May 2017Clear and Present Danger
Frankie looks for the gift she bought for Al's graduation; Sue decides to make a video for Mike's birthday; Brick asks Axl to help him get in shape after Cindy saves him from a bully.
9 May 2017The Final Final
Frankie, Mike and Brick notice a change for the better when the wrong address is painted on their curb; Axl misses his final test at college; Sue has a realization while talking to high school students about college life.
16 May 2017Fight or Flight
Axl graduated from college and tells his parents that he has opportunity to spend the Summer in Europe with his college roommate. While trying to figure out why he has been having backaches Brick discovers that he wants the lawn chair back that he has been using since he was in elementary school. Sue accidently scratches an SUV and obsessively worried about what the consequences will be.
3 Oct. 2017Vive La Hecks
Axl returns home from his summer trip to Europe, sporting a man-bun and embracing a new, chill European outlook on life.
10 Oct. 2017Please Don't Feed the Hecks
Frankie gives away unused items from the house in the hope of getting food in return. Sue and Lexie find their apartment is being inhabited; Axl's new job as a bus driver gives him the opportunity to look after Brick.
17 Oct. 2017Meet the Parents
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie's rich parents, Tammy and Bennett (guest stars LISA RINNA and GREGORY HARRISON). But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money - which will go to charity - to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can't get arrested.
24 Oct. 2017Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery
Frankie and Brick find out that almost 50 years ago a woman died in their bathtub, as they continue to investigate, they find out she was murdered.
31 Oct. 2017Role of a Lifetime
Brick joins the school orchestra to find himself a new girlfriend.
7 Nov. 2017The Setup
Pat has to stay at the Hecks House for a few days, while Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.
14 Nov. 2017Thanksgiving IX
The Hecks' hectic family drive to Frankie's sister's home for Thanksgiving is delayed by numerous obstacles and other diversions. Meanwhile, just when Axl takes a job at Spudsy's alongside Sue, budget cuts may force the manager to lay off one of the Heck siblings.
21 Nov. 2017Eyes Wide Open
Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend. Meanwhile, Sue's excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching "Silence of the Lambs"; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike's aid to help convince Lilah, a new student.
5 Dec. 2017The 200th
When Orson is named as one of Indiana's Top 200 Most Livable Cities, Frankie is reminded that she must come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly-rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile: when Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, gobsmacked Mike starts to appreciate Frankie more; Brick must complete three acts of bravery to win back Cindy; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant to impress prospective employers.
12 Dec. 2017The Christmas Miracle
It's Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he's not going to church this year because he's beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.