SUE AND BRICK HAVE TO SCRAMBLE TO CATCH UP WHEN FRANKIE DISCOVERS THAT THEY MISSED THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, AND SUE FINALLY GETS HER BRACES OFF,
ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Richard Kind Guest Stars as Sue's Orthodontist, Dr. Niller
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. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and 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.
In the season premiere episode, "Unbraceable You," Frankie makes a giant blunder when she discovers that school started a week earlier than she thought, and Sue and Brick must scramble to catch up on the days they've missed and re-acclimate themselves to school life. Meanwhile, it looks like the "Year of Sue" might be starting off on a high when she finally gets her braces removed. Axl beats Mike at basketball for the first time in his life, and Brick gets creative in an attempt to find the perfect school book bag, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (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 Richard Kind as Dr. Niller, John Gammon as Darrin, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Pat Finn as Bill Norwood and Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig.
"Unbraceable You" was written by Tim Hobert 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 parental guideline.
For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com/TheMiddle