MIKE ENLISTS AXL AND BRICK TO HELP HIM SET UP FRANKIE'S 50TH BIRTHDAY SURPRISE PARTY AFTER FEELING GUILTY OVER FLOATING THE SPECIAL DAY FOR TOO LONG, AND COACH BABBITT MAKES IT HER MISSION TO TURN BRICK INTO AN ATHLETE, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
"Floating 50" - Feeling guilty over floating Frankie's 50th birthday for too long, Mike enlists Axl and Brick to help him set up a surprise party for her. Meanwhile, Sue finds herself being mocked after posting a sign in the dorm laundry room to help find one of her lost socks, and after Brick turns in an "I Can't" project at school and indicates that he can't do sports, Coach Babbitt makes it her mission to turn him into an athlete, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) 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 Dillman as Coach Babbitt, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Julie Brown as Paula Norwood, Sean O'Bryan as Ron Donahue, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Pat Finn as Bill Norwood, Stephanie Merlo as Lindsey, Mat Botuchis as Chris, Lyle Kanouse as Mr. Repsholdt, Mackenzie Smith as Megan and Cade Canon Ball as George.
"Floating 50" was written by Rich Dahm 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.