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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#507) "Thanksgiving V"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

FRANKIE'S PARENTS - ALONG WITH SOME UNINVITED GUESTS - SHOW UP FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER, AND AXL TRIES TO FIND THE PERFECT TIME TO TELL FRANKIE AND MIKE THAT HE'S DROPPED MOST OF HIS COLLEGE COURSES, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock," "Wreck It Ralph") Guest Stars as Frankie's Boss, Dr. Goodwin

Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke Return as Frankie's Parents, Pat and Tag

"Thanksgiving V" - Thanksgiving finds the Heck family in turmoil when Axl tries to figure out the perfect time to tell his parents that he dropped three out of his four college classes. Frankie's dad, Tag, admits to Mike that he lost a lot of money gambling online and won't be able to take his wife Pat on a planned cruise. Sue is hiding a shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion with Frankie, Dr. Goodwin and Uncle Rusty's wife and kids show up unannounced for Thanksgiving dinner, and Brick goes to extreme measures to have lime green jello salad during the feast, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (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 and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.

Guest starring are Marsha Mason as Pat Spence, Jerry Van Dyke as Tag Spence, Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Mary Birdsong as Marlene, Dorothy Lucey as newscaster, Sigi Gradwohl as Colleen, Bryan Lawrence as Louis Vuitton, Bunny Levine as elderly woman and Dallas Nevins as younger Brick.

"Thanksgiving V" was written by David S. Rosenthal 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,D,L 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 (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (24 episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. 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 to get her family through each day intact. Having been fired as the least successful sales woman at the town's only surviving car dealership, Frankie re-evaluated her career path and is now working as a dental assistant. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average - yes, most definitely average - family. "The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick. "The Middle" was created and is executive-produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
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