FRANKIE INVITES MIKE TO JOIN HER ON AN ALL-EXPENSE-PAID TRIP TO DES MOINES WHERE SHE MUST ATTEND A CONVENTION AS PART OF THE DENTIST OFFICE'S TRANSITION TO A NEW OWNER, AND AXL INFORMS A DISAPPROVING SUE THAT HE'S GOING TO MOVE INTO HER DORM ROOM TEMPORARILY UNTIL HE FINDS A NEW PLACE OF HIS OWN, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'
Cheryl Hines and Jack McBrayer Guest Star
"The Convention" - Dr. Goodwin (Jack McBrayer) informs Frankie that she must attend a convention on an all-expense paid trip to Des Moines as part of the dentist office's transition to being part of the Smile Superstars International team, headlined by the company's inspiring founder, Dr. Samuelson (Cheryl Hines). Thinking that her husband could use a break, Frankie entices Mike to join her on the trip to experience the luxuries of a free mini vacation. Meanwhile, Axl informs a disapproving Sue that he's going to move into her dorm room until he finds a new place of his own, and roles become reversed when Mike's dad, Big Mike (John Cullum), agrees to watch over Brick while Frankie and Mike are out of town, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 12/02/15)
"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 Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Cheryl Hines as Dr. Samuelson, John Cullum as Big Mike, Madison Kirkpatrick as Madison, Sarielle Arambulo as Kelly and John Colton as professor.
"The Convention" 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. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.