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The Middle Season 4 Episode 2 “The Second Act”

The Middle  "The Second Act" Season 4 Episode 2 airs Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : When Frankie is suddenly fired from Ehlert Motors, she embarks on a quest not to repeat mistakes from the past by taking any crummy job that comes her way, deciding to go instead to tech school to secure a real career. Read More... //

‘Malcolm In The Middle’ Actress Jane Kaczmarek To Guest On ‘The Middle’

Jane Kaczmarek  of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ fame is headed to ABC’s family comedy   The Middle  this season  as divulged by  The Hollywood Reporter . Kaczmarek is scheduled to appear as the teacher of Frankie’s (Patricia Heaton) from career college . The two will reportedly get off to a bad start after first meeting. The air date of the actress’ guest stint has yet to be confirmed. Read More... //

A Few Minutes With... John Gammon of ABC's 'The Middle'

ABC's The Middle has won over audiences with the Heck family's middle-class, Midwestern slice of life. Surrounding the Hecks in their fictional home of Orson, Indiana are plenty of other folks wh... //

Interview: The Middle Star Atticus Shaffer Gives Insight Into The Season 4 Premiere

Brick Heck and his family  are attempting to capture the last moments  of summer during the season premiere of  The Middle , and  TV Equals  was able to speak with Atticus Shaffer about how Brick reacts to a certain bombshell Mike (Neil Flynn) unleashes on the family. Make sure to watch the season 4 premiere of  The Middle  Wednesday, September 26 at 8/7c. What can you tell us about the premiere? Atticus Shaffer:   It’s going to be an hour-long two-parter, because…everyone liked that last year, when we started our third season off like that. It’s called "Last Whiff of Summer" and Frankie and Mike want to show the kids what a true family summer is all about. So they go through a course of events trying to do a classic family summer and, since it’s  The Middle , they Heck it up. Read More... //  

Fall 2012: The Middle Season 4 Premiere “Last Whiff of Summer”

The Middle  season 4 premiere "Last Whiff of Summer" Season 4 Episode 1 airs Wednesday, September 26 2012 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : Frankie’s plans to recreate the magic of her own childhood summers are foiled when Mike lets it slip that Axl is his favorite Heck child, and Frankie tries to coax the kids into telling them who their favorite parent is. Read More... //  

TV ratings: Olympics dominate Wednesday, running ahead of 2008

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012With women's gymnastics taking the day off, prime-time ratings for the Summer Olympics on Wednesday came down some from Tuesday's numbers. But NBC still scored a massive win for the night, and through six days of coverage the network is ahead of its ratings for the 2008 games.The Olympics drew 30.6 million viewers and a 17.8 rating/29 share in households for the evening. CBS was a very distant second with 4.6 million viewers and a 3.1/5. ABC (2.8 million, 1.8/3) came in third, followed by FOX (2.1 million, 1.3/2) and The CW (930,000, 0.6/1).In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 9.7 rating was more than three times the combined total of the other four networks. CBS, 1.3, was the only other net to score above a 1 in the demo. ABC averaged 0.8, FOX 0.7 and The CW 0.3.... //

'The Middle's' Neil Flynn remembers his first (and last) acting award

Zap2it:How did you become involved with improv?Neil Flynn: I tried improv pretty late in the game and had been an actor for 10 years, and the idea of improvising scared me. In '92, I left Los Angeles because I wasn't making any headway here. I went back to Chicago. For whatever reason the time was right for me to give it a try. I went to Del Close's theater, the ImprovOlympic Theatre, and I gave it a try and took to it.Zap2it: When did you know that you were an actor?Neil Flynn: When I was still in school, probably in high school, and I had not really found my thing. And I did a play, and I really felt at home, and I won a little award for it, and which, by the way, I believe is the last award I won. It was a good little piece of encouragement.Zap2it: Then how did you go... //

The Middle Season Finale 2012 “The Wedding” Season 3 Episode 24

The Middle  season finale "The Wedding" Season 3  Episode 24  airs Wednesday, May 23 2012 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Mike’s brother Rusty’s (Norm Macdonald) fast approaching wedding. But their surprise turns to panic when they discover that he has listed the Heck  house  as the site of the ceremony. Read More... //  

'The Middle's' Neil Flynn: 'Too much doing what I want, when I want'

Neil Flynn was kicking around show business for 20 years when his big break came from what was supposed to be a nothing, one-time role on "Scrubs."He was the janitor."There was no promise that he would ever appear again after the pilot," Flynn tells Zap2it. "And then Bill Lawrence, who created the show -- [who] I owe an eternal debt to -- he just wrote me into every show for eight years."Flynn now plays Mike Heck, the dad on ABC's "The Middle.""Mike and Frankie (Patricia Heaton) balance each other well as characters," Flynn says. "And they are believable."The comedy, which often flies under the radar, "is relatable," he says. "It is pretty grounded."This show has also been wonderful for him, he says. "The producers of 'The Middle' were looking forward for me to audition," Flynn says. "And that is the only time anyone has ever anticipated my arrival at an audition! That they would give... //

The Middle “The Telling” Season 3 Episode 23

The Middle  "The Telling" Season 3  Episode 23 airs Wednesday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : It seems like Frankie truly has eyes in the back of her head when she busts both Sue and Axl for making some bad choices that they thought no one would ever find out about. But when it turns out that she’s using Brick to be her snitch, Mike is completely against it. Read More... //