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MIDDLE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#811) "Hoosier Maid"
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FRANKIE IS ELATED WHEN SHE WINS FREE MAID SERVICE FOR A MONTH; MIKE AND RUSTY START LOOKING INTO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES FOR BIG MIKE; AND AXL, HUTCH AND KENNY MOVE IN WITH SUE AND LEXIE IN THEIR TEMPORARY SCHOOL HOUSING, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'

Norm Macdonald Guest Stars as Mike's Brother, Rusty

"Hoosier Maid" - Frankie is ecstatic when she wins free maid service for a month. But the Heck house turns out to be quite the frustrating challenge to clean. Meanwhile, when Mike and Rusty's (Norm Macdonald) dad, Big Mike, starts to have trouble taking care of himself at home, the brothers begrudgingly begin to look at assisted living facilities for him; and when the Winnebago gets too cold and dangerous to inhabit since snow is coming through a hole in the roof, Axl, Hutch and Kenny attempt to move in with Sue and Lexie in their temporary college housing, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 (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 Norm Macdonald as Rusty Heck, John Cullum as Big Mike, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Greer Grammer as April, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Aaron Hill as Dan, Ty Chen as Scott, Mary Gillis as Esther, Amir Levi as Bryan, Jennie Fahn as Agatha and Christine Garver as Colleen.

"Hoosier Maid" was written by Bruce Rasmussen and directed by Elliot Hegarty.

"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.

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MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
9 (24 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
two additional episodes ordered on 11/3/17; the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, August 2017) The upcoming ninth season of ABC's critically acclaimed fan-favorite series "The Middle" will be its final one. It was announced by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. After almost a decade on the air, the executive producers of the award-winning series have decided that the ninth season would be the best one in which to wrap up the story of the Heck family. The show stars two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton as a harried wife and mother of three who lives in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, and uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. The farewell season begins Tuesday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. "The Middle" has received three Humanitas Prize nominations, with a win in 2016 for creators/executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline in the 30 Minute Category for the episode "The Graduate," a Critics' Choice Award nomination and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Comedy. Eden Sher previously received a Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sue Heck. Esquire.com called the show "the finest American sitcom on TV right now," and the Los Angeles Times exclaimed that "'The Middle' is the best family comedy on television."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Atticus Shaffer as Brick
· Charlie McDermott as Axl
· Eden Sher as Sue
· Neil Flynn as Mike
· Patricia Heaton as Frankie
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Kattan as Bob
CREW INFORMATION:
· DeAnn Heline as CRTR/EP
· Eileen Heisler as CRTR/EP
· Julie Anne Robinson as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Black and Blondie Productions
· Warner Bros. Television