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MIDDLE, THE [PROGRAM CHANGE]
Air Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#414) "The Smile" (Repeat)
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FRANKIE AND MIKE BEGIN TO WORRY THAT AXL'S CHANCES OF GETTING A COLLEGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP HAVE PASSED HIM BY, AND SUE IS DETERMINED TO PROVE THAT SMILING IS CONTAGIOUS FOR A SCHOOL SCIENCE PROJECT, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

"The Smile" - While other kids begin receiving college acceptance letters and Axl still hasn't, Frankie and Mike begin to worry that their son's chances for a sports scholarship have passed him by. Meanwhile, Sue is determined to prove that smiling is contagious as a hypothesis for a school science project, and a relentless Brick begins pestering his parents for an iPad, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/6/13)

"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 Roger Rees as Mr. Glover, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, John Gammon as Darrin, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Adam Kulbersh as mailman, Heather Moiseve as waitress, Jordyn Barber as Lauren Moore, Kevin Joy as Ted Reid, G. Maximilian Zarou as manager and Shad Hart as soldier.

"The Smile" was written by Tim Hobert and directed by Elliot Hegarty.

"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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (24 episodes)
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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