FRANKIE'S MOM STAYS AT THE HECK HOUSE AFTER BECOMING ILL - WHICH LEAVES FRANKIE AT HER BECK AND CALL - AND SUE SUGGESTS TO SEAN THAT THEY BOTH SET EACH OTHER UP ON DATES WITH OTHER PEOPLE, ON ABC'S 'THE MIDDLE'
Marsha Mason Guest Stars as Frankie's Mom, Pat
"The Setup" - Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat's (Marsha Mason) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, NOV. 7 (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 in this episode are Marsha Mason as Pat Spence, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Ami Park as Tessa, Eve Brenner as Mrs. Perkins, Jackson White as Aidan, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie Brooks and Hudson Cordero as young Axl.
"The Setup" was written by Tim Hobert and directed by Victor Nelli.
"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.