FRANKIE'S NEW BOSS, DR. GOODWIN, THINKS HIS NEW EMPLOYEE MAY BE A BIT CRAZY WHEN SHE ATTEMPTS TO CONVINCE A PATIENT THAT SHE'S A FULL-FLEDGED DENTIST,
AND AXL CONVINCES SUE TO DITCH SCHOOL, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock," "Wreck It Ralph") Guest Stars as Dr. Goodwin
Dave Foley Guest Stars as School Therapist Dr. Fulton
"The Ditch" - While waiting in line at the power company to pay a late bill and dressed in her lab coat for her new dental assisting job, people mistake Frankie for a doctor and let her cut in front of them so that she can finish her business quickly and get back to saving lives. But when one of those people shows up at Dr. Goodwin's (Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock," "Wreck It Ralph") office for a dental checkup, Frankie tries to keep up the charade, which leaves her new employer completely perplexed. Meanwhile, Axl discovers that Sue has a perfect attendance record at school and convinces her to ditch a day to live life on the edge; Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) tries to find out why Brick is so opposed to going to middle school; and Mike and Axl's fishing trip takes a turn for the worse when a distraction causes Mike to crash the boat he's towing, wedging it into a ditch, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/15/13)
"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 Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Dave Foley as Dr. Fulton, Sam Lloyd as Mr. Walker, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Brent Weinbach as Greg, Stephanie Drake as Sandra, Tammy Dahlstrom as Carrie and Derek Basco as delivery man.
"The Ditch" was written by Roy Brown 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