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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#518) "The Smell"
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MIKE RELUCTANTLY BECOMES THE NEW HEAD COACH OF THE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM, AND FRANKIE DISCOVERS THAT A HIDEOUS SMELL EMANATING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE IS ACTUALLY COMING FROM BRICK, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

"The Smell" - After being goaded by his friend Bill Norwood into taking an assistant coaching position on the girls soccer team that Sue is now a member of, Bill has to back out of his duties due to work, and Mike becomes the new head coach but discovers that the girls care more about their various personal issues then the game itself. Meanwhile, after discovering that a mysteriously hideous smell in the house is emanating from Brick, Frankie must attempt to introduce her pungent son to better hygiene, and Axl is completely perplexed by a picture Cassidy painted for him as to whether it means they are still together as a couple or broken up, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 (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 Pat Finn as Bill Norwood, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Galadriel Stineman as Cassidy, Schuyler Helford as Chloe, Katie Gill as Danica, Meghan Falcone as Paige, Leslie-Anne Huff as Renee, Tabitha Morella as Lauren, Evie Thompson as April, Cristina Cibrian as Haley, Hayley Holmes as Nikki, Nicole Cohen as Sydney, Elizabeth Small as Amber, Kelly Washington as Jordan, Chris Coppola as Gene, Jill Benjamin as Sydney's mom, Kurt Scholler as Haley's dad, Doug Morency as Jordan's dad, Jeanne Taylor as Lauren's mom, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny and Miya Horcher as Janie.

"The Smell" was written by Roy Brown and directed by Phil Traill.

"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 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