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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#417) "Wheel of Pain" (Repeat)
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FRANKIE AND MIKE TRY TO GET THE KIDS TO CONFESS TO BREAKING THE FAMILY ROOM WINDOW BY INVOKING THE WHEEL OF PAIN, AND FRANKIE NEEDS TO PLEASE HARD-TO-PLEASE DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL TEACHER MRS. ARMWOOD TO OBTAIN A PRIME DENTAL ROTATION SPOT, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") Guest Stars as Mrs. Armwood

"Wheel of Pain" - After accidentally breaking the family room window, Axl, Sue and Brick decide to band together and place the blame on the neighborhood bad seed Glossner children. But Frankie and Mike know that the kids aren't being truthful and put together a wheel of pain, in which the kids must spin the wheel and land on a consequence, hoping that one of them will break down and confess -- which puts Sue's "Sue-weet 16 Party" at risk. Meanwhile, Frankie needs to please her no-nonsense dental assisting school teacher, Mrs. Armwood (Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm in the Middle"), in order to obtain a prime dental rotation spot, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/27/13)

"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 Jane Kaczmarek as Mrs. Armwood, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Blaine Saunders as Carly, Jessica Marie Garcia as Becky, Grace Bannon as Ruth and Katlin Mastandrea as Ashley.

"Wheel of Pain" was written by Michael Saltzman and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.

"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/TheMiddle

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MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
Returns Wednesday, September 24
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's sixth) on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor in an attempt to get her family through each day intact.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Atticus Shaffer as Brick
· Charlie McDermott as Axl
· Eden Sher as Sue
· Neil Flynn as Mike
· Patricia Heaton as Frankie
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Kattan as Bob
CREW INFORMATION:
· DeAnn Heline as WRTR (Pilot)
· Eileen Heisler as WRTR (Pilot)
· Julie Anne Robinson as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Black and Blondie Productions
· Warner Bros. Television