FRANKIE AND MIKE TAKE THE FAMILY ON A CAMPING TRIP AND REVISIT MEMORIES OF
THEIR CAMPSITE HONEYMOON 19 YEARS EARLIER -- WHICH WAS COMPLETELY RUINED BY
AN ACQUAINTANCE OF MIKE'S -- ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton's "Everybody Loves Raymond" Co-Star,
Guest Stars as Nicky, a Not So Pleasant Blast from Frankie and Mike's Past
"Forced Family Fun," Part 1 & 2 - With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent time together with the kids over the summer, so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier -- which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a sad-sack former high school acquaintance of Mike's -- come flashing back, on the Season Premiere of "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-9:00 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 and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Ray Romano as Nicky Kohlbrenner, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Blaine Saunders as Carly, Sean O'Bryan as Ron Donahue, Laura Ann Kesling as Dotty Donahue, Sam Schuder as Shelly Donahue, Jill Tracy as Jill Hobert, Liz Montgomery as librarian, Amy Crofoot as mother, Trevor Glen Campbell as hot dog boy, Kathryn Collins as cute girl no. 1, Ashley Hawkins as cute girl no. 2 and Victoria Bruno as cute girl no. 3.
Part 1 of "Forced Family Fun" was written by Vijal Patel and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.
Part 2 of "Forced Family Fun" was written by Vijal Patel and directed by Ken Whittingham.
"The Middle" was created and is executive produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.
For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com