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.
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