FRANKIE'S MOM DECIDES TO JOIN HER DAUGHTER IN THE ANNUAL HOMECOMING TAILGATE AND ENDS UP EMBARRASSING HER, AND WITH AXL OUT SICK, MIKE LOOKS TO BRICK TO HELP HIM WIN THE TAILGATE CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'
Marsha Mason Guest Stars as Frankie's Mom, Pat
"Homecoming II: The Tailgate" - Frankie is looking forward to taking part in the annual homecoming tailgate. But she begins to feel like the event will become an embarrassing disaster when her mom, Pat, decides to come out and join in the fun. Meanwhile, with Axl down with a bad case of the stomach flu, Mike turns his attention to Brick to help him win the tailgate cornhole tournament trophy that has eluded him for so long, and Sue volunteers to be the class liaison for Homecoming at the event, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, JULY 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/11/2015)
"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 Marsha Mason as Pat Spence, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Sean O'Bryan as Ron Donahue, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Julie Brown as Paula Norwood, Pat Finn as Bill Norwood, Chris Darga as Mr. Farrar, Nick Peine as burnout Tad and Josh Pafchek as burnout Mitch.
"Homecoming II: The Tailgate" was written by Ilana Wernick 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.