THE HECKS SPEND NEW YEAR'S DAY AT THE ORSON ESCAPE ROOM; SUE REVEALS A SECRET ABOUT HERSELF TO AXL; AND MIKE IS STUNNED WHEN FRANKIE REVEALS THAT SHE HAD A ROMANTIC DREAM INVOLVING FRANK SINATRA, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'
"Escape Orson" - The Hecks find themselves spending New Year's Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue's record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare. Meanwhile, Brick is convinced that the mild-mannered man assigned to the family's Escape Room group is really the famous author of the "Planet Nowhere" books; Sue divulges a secret about herself to Axl that's she's been keeping since childhood; and Mike is stunned when Frankie reveals that she had a romantic dream involving Frank Sinatra, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 (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 Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Sean O'Bryan as Ron Donahue, Jelena Nik as Rowdy, Barry Livingston as Milt, Laura Ann Kesling as Dotty Donahue, and Kayla Madison as Shelly Donahue,
"Escape Orson" was written by Roy Brown and directed by Jaffar Mahmood.
"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.