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The Middle “The Clover” Season 3 Episode 22

The Middle  “The Clover” Season 3  Episode 22  airs Wednesday, May 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network . Episode Synopsis : Brick gets anything but good  luck  after he finds an evil four-leaf clover; Frankie makes a decision to find a caregiver for Aunt Edie after she almost burns down her  house ; Axl tries to devise a plan that will keep his status as a lady’s man in play after he once again accidentally invites “weird” Ashley to the prom; Mike gets upset with his dad, Big Mike, when he’s accused of being too soft on Brick; and Axl is horrified when his friend Darrin asks Sue to the prom, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/09/the-middle-the-clover-season-3-episode-22/  

TV ratings: 'American Idol' holds the line Wednesday, 'Modern Family' down a little

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012"American Idol" held onto its place at the top of the ratings Wednesday, rising a little in viewers and coming in even among adults 18-40 compared to last week's performance show. ABC's comedy block was off slightly, with "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" all coming in below average. "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," however, improved some on last week, which had a rerun lead-in.CBS' dramas were also off a little from their most recent originals, but "Law & Order: SVU" improved slightly. And once again, a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" on The CW drew a bigger audience than its initial airing on Tuesday.FOX drew 16.3 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night, beating CBS (10.1 million, 6.4/10) by a wide margin. ABC came in third with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.6/7. NBC (5.2 million, 3.5/6) finished fourth, while... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-american-idol-holds-the-line-wednesday-modern-family-down-a-little.html

In Praise of The Middle's Eden Sher

Who do you want you to be tomorrow? Because we kind of want to be Sue Heck.  Inspired by last night's episode — in which the misfit teen found her spirit animal in guest Whoopi Golberg's super-supportive guidance counselor — the Watercooler felt the need to address the joy of watching The Middle 's Eden Sher kill it every week. As the Heck family member who's only real skill seems to be indefatigable optimism, we'd say that Sher has turned the character into a lovable loser, but she has always been a winner in that regard. Ever since the pilot, whether it's been barely registering in her high school's social scene or having to put up with her embarrassing brothers, she is the ultimate Jan Brady who thinks she's a Marcia. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Watercooler-Eden-Sher-1046871.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Middle: Eden Sher talks Whoopi Goldberg and Sues braces

Whoopi Goldberg guest-stars on "The Middle" Wednesday (May 2), and Eden Sher says "I don't have English words" to describe what it was like working with her."Just my excitement and genuine enthusiasm and awe and inspiration and sort of overwhelmed-ness -- I wish there was a word for that feeling," Sher tells Zap2it. "It was the most magical two days of my life. I threw up in front of her out of nervousness."Really?"True story. Yeah."The episode has Sher's determinedly optimistic Sue seeking out her guidance counselor (Goldberg) when she's feeling a little down and discovering a grown-up version of herself: "She just thinks, wow, this is an incredibly understanding and cool adult," Sher says. "Nobody else, of course, sees that. But I think that's how Sue identifies with her ... she's like, 'Oh my god, this is the coolest person ever.' And everyone else is like, 'Who?'"Sher, who's 20 years old, jokes that you couldn't... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/the-middle-eden-sher-talks-whoopi-goldberg-and-sues-braces.html

The Middle “The Guidance Counselor” Season 3 Episode 21

The Middle  “The Guidance  Counselor” Season 3  Episode 21  airs Wednesday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : Sue finds a kindred spirit in her awkward school guidance counselor, Jane Marsh (Whoopi Goldberg), who inspires her to reinvent herself. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/02/the-middle-the-guidance-counselor-season-3-episode-21/  

'iCarly' and 'The Middle' keep the'Drake & Josh' tween TV show fire burning

"iCarly" (2007- ): The first situation comedy to use the Web and interact with viewers, features a Web show within it and has allowed the kids to grow up, but not too much. Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) has a genuine sweetness; her best friends, bad girl Sam and nerdy Freddie (Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress), put on the Web series with her. Carly's older brother, Spencer (Jerry Trainor), is her wacky guardian, as their parents are in the military."The Middle" (2009- ): If you're looking for a comedy to watch with your kids, this is it. Patricia Heaton is fearless as Frankie, who takes two-second "showers" in the kitchen sink to rinse her underarms and colors her gray roots with marker. Neil Flynn is her perfect match as her loving husband, Mike. Axl (Charlie McDermott), the son who seems to only eat, sleep and grunt, is solid. But the two younger kids get the funniest situations. Eden... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/icarly-and-the-middle-keep-thedrake-josh-tween-tv-show-fire-burning.html

Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Middle" Co-Star Patricia Heaton

Part two of seven from this week's "Television: Out of the Box" event at The Paley Center for Media. Tonight at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, the past met the present and the future as the Warner Brothers exhibit "Television: Out of the Box" kicked off with a press event and reception. The interactive, multimedia museum exhibit, which will satisfy any fan of television, features props, costumes, photos, set pieces and video clips from series in the Warner Brother television library and will also remain on display (with new pieces being added) through 2015.  Read More...   http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/04/13/video-a-few-minutes-with-the-middle-co-star-patricia-heaton-608011/20120413_heaton/

The Middle “Get Your Business Done” Season 3 Episode 20

The Middle  “Get Your Business Done” Season 3 Episode 20 airs Wednesday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network . Episode Synopsis : When the Hecks attend a new church, Frankie  is inspired by the pastor’s sermon about getting one’s business in life completed before death rears its ugly head. So she makes it her mission to ensure that her family puts it into practice. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/04/11/the-middle-get-your-business-done-season-3-episode-20/  

Ed Asner Has Choice Words For Frankie And Mike On 'The Middle'

Wanting a pair of night vision goggles, Brick was shocked to find out his parents expected him to earn the money for them himself on " The Middle " (Wed., 8 p.m. ET on ABC). In turn, Mike and Frankie were even more shocked when he went out and found a job. Brick had signed up to deliver the local newspaper. But it turns out, he doesn't have a natural aptitude for the task, and suddenly Mike and Frankie found themselves doing it for him, which suited Brick just fine. It also allowed the couple to fight out an issue over Mike having a secret stash of batteries that Frankie stumbled upon after ten years. She did lose a bit of her indignation when he told her he knew about her stash of cake frosting. Still, the job proved more than they wanted to take on, so they headed in to quit for Brick. Only the paper owner, played by the classically crusty Ed Asner , wasn't going to just take that lying down. He had plenty of choice comments about their parenting style and skills, really talking about the parenting -- or lack thereof -- of the entire current generation. In the end, his character guilted the family into sticking with the paper route, only Brick went along and helped this time around. And he earned enough for those night vision goggles, so it was a lesson well learned and a gift well earned. On the other side of the spectrum, Axl was inexplicably nice to Sue -- especially considering when she thought she was getting her braces removed, she instead came back with head gear -- in light of her wrestling boyfriend moving to another town and ultimately breaking up with her. "The Middle" leads off ABC's strong Wednesday night lineup at 8 p.m. ET every week. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/SAQ-1nUfjxo/ed-asner-guest-stars-on-the-middle-video_n_1346781.html

The Middle “The Paper Route” Season 3 Episode 19

The Middle  “The Paper Route” Season 3  Episode 19  airs Wednesday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television  Network. Episode Synopsis :Brick takes a job as a newspaper delivery boy from the town’s veteran newsman (Edward Asner) in order to buy himself night vision goggles, and Axl tries to convince Sue that a long distance relationship will not work between her and boyfriend Matt when his family moves away from Orson. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/14/the-middle-the-paper-route-season-3-episode-19/  
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