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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#519) "The Wind Chimes"
[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 PLEADS WITH NEIGHBORHOOD NEMESIS RITA GLOSSNER TO TAKE DOWN HER ANNOYING WIND CHIMES, AND SUE INFORMS THE FAMILY THAT SHE AND DARRIN ARE DATING AGAIN, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"

Brooke Shields Guest Stars as Trashy Neighbor Rita Glossner

"The Wind Chimes" - Frankie pleads with a mean and unyielding Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) to take down her wind chimes, whose noise is driving the Heck family crazy. Meanwhile, Axl and Hutch find a ratty, old couch abandoned on the street and try to figure out a way to retrieve it, instead of complaining to a pretzel manufacturer for skimping on the salt, Brick instead commits himself to coming up with a new pretzel snack idea for the company, and Sue informs the family that she and Darrin are dating again, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 (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 Brooke Shields as Rita Glossner, John Gammon as Darrin, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, David R. Chandler as Derrick Glossner, Gibson Bobby Sjobeck as diaper Glossner and Tommy Bechtold as Kenny.

"The Wind Chimes" was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter 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. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com/TheMiddle

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MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
Returns Wednesday, January 7
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
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