** EPISODE CHANGE **
FRANKIE AND MIKE DISCOVER THAT THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN IS TRYING TO
PREVENT BRICK FROM ADVANCING TO THE THIRD GRADE BECAUSE HE HAS
NEGLECTED TO RETURN 31 BOOKS, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Betty White Guest Stars as Librarian Mrs. Nethercott
"Average Rules" - After attending year-end school parent-teacher conferences, Frankie and Mike are shocked to discover that Brick may be held back from going to the third grade because the school librarian, Mrs. Nethercott (Betty White), has it out for him due to 31 unreturned books. Meanwhile, as Axl's aptitude test results reveal him to be academically gifted, Frankie makes it her mission to get an overlooked Sue the recognition she deserves when none of her teachers even realize that she's in their classes, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 5/19/10)
Note: This episode replaces "The Break-Up."
"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 Betty White as Mrs. Nethercott, Andy Milder as Mr. Sholin, Greg Cromer as Coach Emerson, Mary Passeri as Mrs. Seabrook, Dale Raoul as guidance counselor, Kiva Jump as Mrs. Thomas, Lou Richards as doctor, Blaine Saunders as Carly and Adrienne Berry as cross country girl.
"Average Rules" was written by DeAnn Heline & Eileen Heisler and directed by Wendy Stanzler.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com