FRANKIE DEVISES A PLAN TO STAY ON TOP OF HER KIDS' SCHEDULES AND GETS
ACCUSED OF BEING AN OVER PROTECTIVE MOTHER WHEN SHE TRIES TO EXPLAIN
BRICK'S UNIQUE ECCENTRICITIES TO HIS NEW, THIRD GRADE TEACHER,
ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Patricia Heaton's "Everybody Loves Raymond" Co-star, Doris Roberts,
Guest Stars as Brick's Teacher, Ms. Rinsky
"Back to School" - After a disastrous attempt to get her kids ready for the first day of school, Frankie devises a plan to stay on top of her kids' schedules in order to better organize their lives. But things go from bad to worse when Frankie - aided by a reluctant Mike -- tries to be pre-emptive and explains Brick's eccentric quirks to his new, no nonsense teacher, Ms. Rinsky (Doris Roberts), and gets accused of being over protective. Meanwhile, Sue is so enthusiastic about being on the school's cross-country team that she wears a heavy sweatshirt touting her team spirit in 80 degree heat, and Axl's body clock gets thrown for a loop when Frankie begins waking him up for school with an alarm clock, on the season premiere of "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"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, Doris Roberts as Ms. Rinsky, Peter Breitmayer as Pete and Patrick Y. Malone as Mr. Rasmussen.
"Back to School" was written by Eileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline and directed by Wendey 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