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'The Middle' preview: Frankie faces her critics

Frankie Heck has finished her training to be a dental hygienist on "The Middle." So, good news, right?Not so fast. In Wednesday's (April 10) episode, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) discovers that having the training isn't enough to land a job. She has to sell herself as well, and she asks the kids for some help.It does not go well, as you can see in this exclusive clip from the episode. Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) offer up words like "angry" and "tired" to describe their mom, and Mike (Neil Flynn) is no help either when he tries to put a stop to things. It's a very funny scene, but also -- ouch.(Oh, and in case you're wondering what Brick is up to at the start of the clip, he joins a scout troop and is attempting to figure out how a sleeping bag works.)The episode features guest stars Jack McBrayer ("30... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/the-middle-preview-frankie-faces-her-critics.html

The Middle Season 4 Episode 18 “The Bachelor”

The Middle Season 4 Episode 18 “The Bachelor” airs Wednesday, April 3 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Middle Season 4 Episode 18 “The Bachelor” – Frankie can’t hide her disappointment over whom “The Bachelor” chooses to marry and ends up moping around the house for days about it; Mike tries to toughen Sue up when she joins the school’s tennis team and continually compliments her opponents during their matches; and Axl and Cassidy try to figure out where their relationship stands after their big fight, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

The Middle Season 4 Episode 17 “The Name”

The Middle Season 4 Episode 17 “The Name” airs Wednesday, March 27 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Middle Season 4 Episode 17 “The Name” – Frankie’s sister, Janet (Molly Shannon), comes to the rescue and offers to help run the Heck household while Frankie studies for her dental assisting school finals. But the sheer amount of disorganization in the house throws perfectionist Janet for a loop. Meanwhile, when Cassidy’s ex-boyfriend pays an unexpected visit from college, Axl tries to take the high road and not act like a jealous boyfriend; and Sue wants to legally change her middle name — which is also Sue — in order to have a normal name on her driver’s license, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

The Middle Season 4 Episode 16 “Wheel of Pain”

The Middle  Season 4 Episode 16 “Wheel  of Pain” airs Wednesday, Feb 27 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : – After accidentally breaking the family room window, Axl, Sue and Brick decide to band together and place the blame on the neighborhood bad seed Glossner children. But Frankie and Mike know that the kids aren’t being truthful and put together a wheel of pain, in which the kids must spin the wheel and land on a consequence, hoping that one of them will break down and confess — which puts Sue’s “Sue-weet 16 Party” at risk. READ MORE...

The Middle Season 4 Episode 15 “Winners and Losers”

The Middle  Season 4 Episode 15 “Winners and Losers” airs Wednesday, Feb 20 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network . Episode Synopsis : As Frankie prepares for her upcoming annual tradition of watching the Oscars onTV , she becomes concerned when Brick informs her that he’s taking a three-day school bus trip  to Chicago, and she worries that his unique quirkiness could lead him to become separated from the group. Meanwhile, Sue wants to find out if Axl’s friend, Darrin, has feelings for her, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

The Middle Season 4 Episode 14 “Valentine’s Day IV”

The Middle  “Valentine’s Day IV” Season 4  Episode  14 airs Wednesday, Feb 13 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : As Valentine’s Day approaches, Axl takes Boss Co., with partners Sean and Darrin, to the next level by offering their services to help guys break up with their girlfriends . Meanwhile, Brick becomes upset with Frankie when he discovers that she has thrown out all of the school artwork he has made over the years, Sue is thrilled when ex-boyfriend Matt invites her to the school’s Valentine’s Day dance, and Mike accidentally sends a romantic text meant for Frankie to a co-worker at the quarry, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

The Middle Season 4 Episode 13 “The Smile”

The Middle  “The Smile” Season 4 Episode  13 airs Wednesday, Feb 6 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : While other kids begin receiving college acceptance letters and Axl still hasn’t, Frankie and Mike begin to worry that their son’s chances for a sports scholarship have passed  him by. Meanwhile, Sue is determined to prove that smiling is contagious as a hypothesis for a school  science project , and a relentless Brick begins pestering his parents for an iPad, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.JANUARY 31 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

The Middle Season 4 Episode 12 “The Friend”

The Middle  “The Friend” Season 4 Episode 12  airs Wednesday, Jan 23, 2012 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : Mike is upset with Frankie when he discovers that she set him up on an adult playdate with a new neighbor who shares the same interests. Meanwhile, when the school cheerleaders announce that they’re taking over cheering for the wrestlers – thus putting Sue and her Wrestlerettes out of business – a determined Sue demands a cheer off; and Brick makes a lovesick Axl begin to question whether he’s intellectually stimulating enough for his smart, new girlfriend, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

'The Middle' and 'The Neighbors' Grow Against 'American Idol'

ABC ranked #2 on Wednesday night in Adults 18-49 to a 2-hour Idol-driven Fox. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/YTUM9n3ueXU/

TV ratings: 'American Idol' down Wednesday but FOX still wins big

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013"American Idol" dropped off some Wednesday from its premiere, losing almost 2 million viewers and six tenths of a point in the 18-49 demographic compared to last week. FOX still dominated the night, however, as no one else mounted much of a challenge.Elsewhere, "CSI" scored a season high in adults 18-49. "Modern Family" was down slightly for ABC, but "The Middle" improved, helping the network hold pretty steady with last week.FOX brought in 16 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/14 share in households for the night, down from 17.9 million viewers last Wednesday. CBS (10 million, 6.4/10) was the best of the rest. ABC came in third with 7.15 million viewers and a 4.5/7. The CW (2.61 million, 1.6/2) edged a night of repeats on NBC (2.5 million, 1.8/3) for fourth place.In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX's 5.4 rating was far and away the night's best. ABC and... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/tv-ratings-american-idol-down-wednesday-but-fox-still-wins-big.html
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