FRANKIE AND MIKE FOCUS ON TAKING THE FAMILY ON A ROAD TRIP TO CHICAGO
FOR BRICK'S COMPETITION IN A REGIONAL SPELLING BEE, BUT ARE GOBSMACKED
WHEN THEY REALIZE THEY FORGOT ABOUT SUE'S BIRTHDAY, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
"The Bee" - When Mike discovers that Brick is a spelling wiz and won the school spelling bee, he puts all his efforts into training him to win the regional bee, which could ultimately lead to competing in the Scripps Spelling Bee. But as the family gets set for their road trip to Chicago for the regional bee, Frankie and Mike are horrified when they realize they forgot one thing -- Sue's birthday -- on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 3/3/10)
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue, Atticus Shaffer as Brick and Chris Kattan as Bob.
Guest starring are Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert, Kiva Jump as Mrs. Thomas, Duane Shepard, Sr. as judge, Keith Gerchak as announcer, Jill E. Alexander as Penny, Ryan Agahee as Sanjit, Noelani Bailey as girl contestant, Harrison Boxley as boy contestant, Gregory Kasyan as kid #1 and Aidan Miner as kid #2.
"The Bee" was written by Eileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline and directed by Ken Whittingham.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com