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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana. - The Middle Streaming

Year started: 2009
Stars: Patricia Heaton  Neil Flynn  Charlie McDermott 
Creators: Eileen Heisler  DeAnn Heline 
IMDB rating: 7.2
Categories: T

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Episode list

Season 6. Episode 9

Tired of decorating for the holidays, Frankie decides to have a minimalist Christmas.

Season 6. Episode 8

Frankie abandons Brick and his school project to go see Axl in his first college football game.

Season 6. Episode 7

With the house in disrepair, Frankie suggests the family have Thanksgiving at the local buffet.

Season 6. Episode 6

The Heck house is thrown into turmoil when the kitchen sink caves in.

Season 6. Episode 5

Frankie and Mike are surprised when Brick invites a girl over to the house to hang out.

Season 6. Episode 4

When Frankie finds a dining room set online for $50, she gives the family's old table to Axl.

Season 6. Episode 3

In an attempt to become more social, Brick shocks Frankie and Mike by informing them that he'd like to go to his middle school's Fall Fantasy Dance, Axl begins to panic when he ...

Season 6. Episode 2

Mike and Frankie search for second jobs in order to send Sue to a good college.

Season 6. Episode 1

Frankie discovers school started a week earlier than she thought; Brick looks for a new book bag.

Season 5. Episode 24

In the fifth-season finale, the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World, but a series of mishaps occur and threaten to ruin to their family vacation.

Season 5. Episode 23

Sue excitedly prepares for her family's Walt Disney World vacation. Meanwhile, Axl gets stressed out waiting for his grades to get posted; and Brick tries to convince his parent...

Season 5. Episode 22

Sue tries to win a car by entering an endurance contest. Elsewhere, Mike and his brother bond on a road trip as they escort Brick to a spelling bell; and Frankie helps Axl look ...

Season 5. Episode 21

Frankie feels overwhelmed by the kids' demands, so she restricts the time they can make requests of her. Meanwhile, Mike becomes overprotective of Sue and keeps a watchful eye o...

Season 5. Episode 20

Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out.

Season 5. Episode 19

Frankie begs Rita Glossner to take down her wind chimes; Sue announces she is back with Darrin.

Season 5. Episode 18

Bill backs out of coaching the girls soccer team; Frankie tries to teach Brick better hygiene; Cassidy's painting confuses Axl.

Season 5. Episode 17

Frankie and Mike run into old acquaintances; Sue gets several dates to the prom; Brick gets Axl's help for a book report.

Season 5. Episode 16

When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.

Season 5. Episode 15

Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries extr...

Season 5. Episode 14

Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a dinner honoring his dedicated service at the quarry; Sue forms a plan to build connections between students; Axl hopes to track down a...

Season 5. Episode 13

Reverend Deveaux interferes with the Hecks' plan to use their coupon for an all-you-can-eat buffet after church.

Season 5. Episode 12

Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike; Axl becomes an astronomy expert so he can tutor an attractive student; Mi...

Season 5. Episode 11

Sue makes a discovery that leads to an ultimate prank battle with Axl; Brick tries to read a recommended biography on Debbie Reynolds.

Season 5. Episode 10

Frankie and Mike start to worry when Brick developing irrational fears; Sue is conflicted about Derrick Glossner's behavior; Axl and Sean shut down Darrin's attempt to start a B...

Season 5. Episode 9

Sue develops an allergy to the Christmas tree. Meanwhile, Axl returns home from college and chooses to spend time with his pals instead of his family, which displeases Frankie; ...

Season 5. Episode 8

Mike and Frankie agree to house-sit for Frankie's sister in hope of having a romantic, kid-free weekend; Axl, Darrin and Sean go on a road trip.

Season 5. Episode 7

Axl looks for the right time to share news about his college classes; Frankie's dad reveals a gambling loss; Sue hides a secret; Brick determines to have lime-green Jell-O salad...

Season 5. Episode 6

Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with sc...

Season 5. Episode 5

Sue holds a séance with her friends; the football team stops Axl from attending the Halloween party in his room; the family tries to give Brick advice about girls.

Season 5. Episode 4

Mike and Frankie begrudgingly agree to drive a giant cow float in a parade as the town of Orson celebrates its 100th anniversary; Sue tries to make Darrin jealous.

Season 5. Episode 3

In order to get her own car, Sue gets a job at a mall eatery; Mike and Frankie learn that Brick hasn't been attending any classes; Axl spends nights at home to avoid his horribl...

Season 5. Episode 2

Sue feels a sense of freedom without Axl at school; Brick struggles with a fear as he starts middle school; Frankie is jealous when she learns that Axl replies to Mike's texts b...

Season 5. Episode 1

Against Axl's wishes, the whole family takes him to college and helps him move into the dorm; Brick keeps losing his new cell phone.

Season 4. Episode 24

Tension builds as Frankie tries to plan a graduation party for uncooperative Axl; Sue tries to get her driver's license for a sixth time; Brick must assemble a slide show highli...

Season 4. Episode 23

While dressed in a lab coat for her dental assisting job, Frankie is mistaken for a doctor and receives special treatment; Axl talks Sue into ditching school for the day; Mike a...

Season 4. Episode 22

Frankie tells the kids what she wants for Mother's day so one of them can clue in Mike; after repeatedly failing the driving test, Sue feels resentful when her friends get their...

Season 4. Episode 21

Frankie tries to make Sue appear more popular on Facebook; Frankie's dad (Jerry Van Dyke) makes Mike listen to long-winded life stories; Brick and Axl try to create a viral video.

Season 4. Episode 20

Frankie has a difficult time describing herself during a job interview; Sue dispenses unwanted advice to Axl and his band mates; Brick joins the Prairie Scouts.

Season 4. Episode 19

Disappointed with the finale of ``,'' Frankie mopes for days; when Sue joins the school's tennis team, Mike tries to toughen her up by complimenting her opponents during matches...

Season 4. Episode 18

Frankie's sister (Molly Shannon) offers to help at the house while Frankie studies for her finals for dental-assistant school; Axl tries not to act jealous when Cassidy's ex-boy...

Season 4. Episode 17

When Axl, Sue and Brick accidentally break the family room window, they decide to blame the Glossner children -- the bad seeds of the neighborhood; Frankie tries to land a prime...

Season 4. Episode 16

Frankie is worried when Brick decides to go on a three-day school trip to Chicago; Sue wants to know if Darrin, one of Axl's friends, has feelings for her.

Season 4. Episode 15

Axl and his friends, Darrin and Sean, offer to help guys break up with their girlfriends; Sue's ex-boyfriend Matt invites her to a Valentine's Day dance at school; Mike accident...

Season 4. Episode 14

Frankie and Mike worry that Axl may not get a sports scholarship; Sue's school science project involves smiling; Brick wants an iPad.

Season 4. Episode 13

Frankie tries to get Mike to spend time with a new neighbor who shares his interests; Sue demands a cheer-off between the Wrestlerettes and the cheerleaders.

Season 4. Episode 12

Feeling guilty over not being able to spend enough quality time with each of their kids, Frankie and Mike decide to dedicate each day of a three-day weekend to one of their offs...

Season 4. Episode 11

Axl is shocked to discover that he and Sue are enrolled in the same class. And things only get worse for the Ax-Man when he is assigned to work with his sister on a big class p...

Season 4. Episode 10

As their 20th anniversary approaches, Frankie begins to think that Mike may be tiring of her company and is purposely trying to avoid her. Meanwhile, Sue frantically tries to co...

Season 4. Episode 9

Christmas doesn't seem so merry to Mike when he helps brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) move some furniture into the Heck house garage and discovers that Rusty doesn't actually own...

Season 4. Episode 8

Frankie tries to do a good deed for Thanksgiving by inviting a couple of Marines to celebrate the holiday with her family. But with Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag (Marsha Mason ...

Season 4. Episode 7

Frankie is made an example of in front of the entire class when she doesn't make a good impression on her first day of dental assisting school with no-nonsense teacher Mrs. Armw...

Season 4. Episode 6

Sue begins learning how to drive and injures Axl's foot, jeopardizing his ability to play football. Meanwhile, Brick has a surprising reaction to overindulging in Halloween cand...

Season 4. Episode 5

An angry Rita claims Frankie stole her garden hose. Meanwhile, Sue discovers her dad takes home a small salary, so she cancels her class trip to save money; and Axl provides det...

Season 4. Episode 4

A therapist advises the Hecks to get a pet for Brick so he can develop his bonding skills, but the family wind up with a malicious rabbit. Meanwhile, Axl dates two cheerleaders ...

Season 4. Episode 3

Frankie loses her job at the car dealership and decides to enroll in a technical school. Meanwhile, Axl begins his senior year of high school; Sue becomes a mentor to a freshman...

Season 4. Episode 2

In the conclusion of the fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent he...

Season 4. Episode 1

In the fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Bric...

Season 3. Episode 24

Sue makes a discovery that leads to an ultimate prank battle with Axl; Brick tries to read a recommended biography on Debbie Reynolds.

Season 3. Episode 23

Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Mike's brother Rusty's fast approaching wedding. But their surprise turns to panic when they discover that he has list...

Season 3. Episode 22

It seems like Frankie truly has eyes in the back of her head when she busts both Sue and Axl for making some bad choices that they thought no one would ever find out about. But ...

Season 3. Episode 21

Brick gets anything but good luck after he finds an evil four-leaf clover; Frankie makes a decision to find a caregiver for Aunt Edie after she almost burns down her house; Axl ...

Season 3. Episode 20

Sue finds a kindred spirit in her awkward school guidance counselor, Jane Marsh (Whoopi Goldberg), who inspires her to reinvent herself. Meanwhile, Frankie is ecstatic when she ...

Season 3. Episode 19

When the Hecks attend a new church, Frankie is inspired by the pastor's sermon about getting one's business in life completed before death rears its ugly head. So she makes it h...

Season 3. Episode 18

Brick is hired to deliver newspapers. Elsewhere, Sue faces the challenges of a long-distance relationship; Frankie is shocked to learn that Mike hoards batteries; and Sue strugg...

Season 3. Episode 17

Sue anticipates a big birthday celebration since it's leap year and she'll get to celebrate on her actual birth date. Meanwhile, Frankie discovers Mike cares for a stray cat at ...

Season 3. Episode 16

Axl, Sue and Brick call a sit down meeting with a shocked Frankie and Mike, accusing mom of being a nag and dad of giving out crazy punishments without ever hearing their sides ...

Season 3. Episode 15

Frankie pulls out all of the stops in an effort to get an over-excited Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert, Mike is thrilled over Brick's enthusiasm to win the school's spell...

Season 3. Episode 15

Frankie pulls out all of the stops in an effort to get an over-excited Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert, Mike is thrilled over Brick's enthusiasm to win the school's spell...

Season 3. Episode 14

Frankie and Mike decide to try a fresh approach to Valentine's Day by having dinner out with friends. But a clueless Mike angers Frankie by refusing to present her with a simple...

Season 3. Episode 13

Frankie serves as an official volunteer at the Super Bowl, but her assignment proves disappointing. Meanwhile, the Hecks have fun with the Donahues' new car while their neighbor...

Season 3. Episode 12

After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Ax...

Season 3. Episode 11

After realizing that no one keeps their New Year's resolutions, Frankie decides that they will be assigned anonymously to each family member, and an all-you-can-eat buffet feast...

Season 3. Episode 10

Frankie hosts a holiday party, despite Mike's protests. Meanwhile, Sue asks Rev. TimTom to explain Christmas to Brick; Mike struggles to keep Frankie's present a secret; and Axl...

Season 3. Episode 9

Frankie's parents, Pat (Marsha Mason) and Tag (Jerry Van Dyke), invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin...

Season 3. Episode 8

Frankie and Sue are cast in a community-theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," but things get awkward when Sue's role is in jeopardy. Elsewhere, Brick invites Uncle Rusty (No...

Season 3. Episode 7

Axl has an interview with a college-football scout, and his parents worry it won't go well. Elsewhere, Sue and Brick engage in a texting marathon with their aunt's cell phone

Season 3. Episode 7

Axl has an interview with a college-football scout, and his parents worry it won't go well. Elsewhere, Sue and Brick engage in a texting marathon with their aunt's cell phone

Season 3. Episode 6

Sue's juvenile Halloween costume isn't a hit with the boys at school, so she turns to her dad for advice about guys. Meanwhile, Frankie chaperones a trick-or-treating adventure ...

Season 3. Episode 5

As the Heck home begins to literally fall apart, Frankie and Mike consider leaving homeownership behind and moving the family to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl tries to fake Frank...

Season 3. Episode 4

Frankie cracks down on Axel and forces him to focus on his future when she learns that the school PSATs are right around the corner and he hasn't even begun to study for them. M...

Season 3. Episode 3

After being mortifyingly humiliated and grossed out due to a family member's actions, Frankie has a meltdown and decrees to the family that major changes need to take place in e...

Season 3. Episode 1

In the third-season opener, the Hecks goes on a camping trip, which sparks honeymoon memories for Frankie and Mike, whose honeymoon campout was spoiled by Mike's gloomy former c...

Season 2. Episode 24

Season 2 finale: Brick must write a daily journal to pass the third grade; Axl hasn't completed his 30 days of community service; and Sue has to prove that she's never taken a s...

Season 2. Episode 23

Brick has a fear of crossing bridges, so Frankie and Mike try to help him conquer it; Axl wants to be a lifeguard at the public pool, but so does his nemesis, Sean Donahue; and ...

Season 2. Episode 22

Axl accidentally texts a prom invite to the wrong girl, and Frankie and Mike insist that he either go through with it or meet her in person to break off the date. Meanwhile, Sue...

Season 2. Episode 21

A Mother's Day episode finds the family offering Frankie a day to herself as a present, but the idea doesn't come off as planned

Season 2. Episode 20

Frankie becomes obsessed with the upcoming royal wedding; Brick helps Sue when she decides to try out for the school's news team; Mike has to make cutbacks at the quarry.

Season 2. Episode 19

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Season 2. Episode 18

The Hecks spend spring break trying to clean out the house; Brick opens an information stand where he sells advice for a dollar.

Season 2. Episode 17

Ms. Rinsky (Doris Roberts) asks Frankie and Mike to attend a math class after Frankie questions her teaching skills; Sue and Axl consider helping their aunt find a time capsule ...

Season 2. Episode 16

After Sue wins a family trip to New York, Murphy's Law goes into full effect when the Hecks board a plane and fly to the Big Apple

Season 2. Episode 15

Frankie is determined to find a suitable friend for Brick; Sue sneaks into an R-rated movie with her friend Carly; Axl and his band covertly shoot footage of their biology teach...

Season 2. Episode 14

Frankie is happy when Axl asks her to help him choose a present for his mysterious new girlfriend; Mike accidentally embarrasses Brick; Sue tries to find the guy she kissed duri...

Season 2. Episode 13

In preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl, Brick studies football; Mr. Ehlert asks Frankie to accompany him to a managerial seminar.

Season 2. Episode 12

Mike gets mad at Frankie when she unwittingly pays $200 for eye cream; Axl cares for a mechanical infant for health class; Sue and Brick try to repair a hole in the wall.

Season 2. Episode 11

Axl, Sue and Brick resist when Mike and Frankie try to regain control of the household.

Season 2. Episode 10

Frankie's holiday plans are threatened when her parents come to stay with the family.

Season 2. Episode 9

Mike reluctantly invites his brother (Norm Macdonald) and father over for Thanksgiving; Sue wants to start a holiday tradition.

Season 2. Episode 8

Brick pleads with Frankie to leave him home alone when she runs errands; Mike overhears Sue's friend insult his daughter; Axl tries to grow a beard for the football playoffs.

Season 2. Episode 7

On his ninth birthday, Brick wants to hear the true story about the day he was born; Axl's new manager at the movie theater is attractive but dumb, leading him to wonder if her ...

Season 2. Episode 6

Frankie is excited about being invited to a neighborhood party; Sue finds out that the Rev. TimTom is hosting a event at church; Axl and his friends go to an exclusive haunted...

Season 2. Episode 5

Frankie convinces the family to host a Japanese foreign exchange student to expose him to American life; the Hecks get frustrated when the student shows no interest in the family.

Season 2. Episode 4

Mike tries to teach Axl a lesson after he is suspended from school; Brick is baffled by his own magic trick.

Season 2. Episode 3

A store clerk makes an assumption that leaves Frankie feeling humiliated; Sue falls for one of Axl's friends; Brick tests urban legends.

Season 2. Episode 2

Mike and Frankie must decide whether to attend Axl's football game or Sue's first cross-country meet; after raking the yard, Brick wants to set the leaves free in the forest.

Season 2. Episode 1

In the Season 2 premiere, Frankie has a hard time getting the kids ready for school, and she's accused of being overprotective by Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts). Meanwhile,...

Season 1. Episode 24

Parent-Teacher conferences cause Frankie to worry about the kids. In them she's told Axl is gifted but not applying himself, that her teachers still do not know who Sue is, and ...

Season 1. Episode 23

Frankie does more for Mike and the kids and less for herself on Mother's Day; Sue feels guilty when she steals a motivational magnet from a store.

Season 1. Episode 22

Mother's Day for Frankie is anything but serene when she finds herself doing more for Mike and the kids and less for herself. But she learns that the apple doesn't fall far from...

Season 1. Episode 19

Mike receives tickets to a basketball game that falls on the day of the funeral of Frankie's uncle; Brick tries to avoid a birthday party.

Season 1. Episode 18

Frankie worries about her job when a motivational consultant (Amy Sedaris) is asked to speak to the sales staff; Mike gives advice to Sue's ex-boyfriend and helps Brick with a s...

Season 1. Episode 17

Axl is heartbroken when his girlfriend (Alexa Vega) breaks up with him; Sue and Brick watch a scary movie.

Season 1. Episode 16

The Hecks hope Brick's spelling prowess will put him on the fast track to the orthographic hall of fame, but all the fuss over the upcoming regional bee in Chicago causes Franki...

Season 1. Episode 15

With Brick at his first sleep-over, Axl on a date and Sue at her first boy-girl party, Frankie and Mike believe that they will have the house all to themselves for a quiet and r...

Season 1. Episode 14

Frankie makes a deal with her kids, that if they do their homework and keep chores she won't nag them. Meanwhile, Mike takes a job as a night driver with Bob.

Season 1. Episode 13

Mike begins searching for a new job when the quarry is shut down for scientific research because of the discovery of a dinosaur bone. He soon feels like a dinosaur himself when ...

Season 1. Episode 12

Frankie feels that a fight with her trashy neighbor Rita is imminent when Sue has a confrontation with her sons. Meanwhile, Axl is asked to teach Brick how to kick a ball for gy...

Season 1. Episode 11

Sue demands that Frankie and Mike buy her a expensive pair of jeans so that she can fit in with the cool kids at school, while Axl wants a car so he can impress a girl. Meanwhil...

Season 1. Episode 9

Frankie is determined to promote harmony among her children after observing what she thinks is a perfect, loving family. Also, Aunt Edie (Jeanette Miller) makes a big mistake at...

Season 1. Episode 8

Frankie's plan to have an idyllic family backfires when Mr. Ehlert demands his staff work over the holiday. Brick goes missing in a corn maze.

Season 1. Episode 7

Frankie accidentally hits Brick in the head with a beer bottle when trying to get the trash out before the garbage truck leaves. But when Brick innocently tells his school that ...

Season 1. Episode 6

When Axl accidentally breaks down the front door, Mike insists that, he fix it in order to teach him a lesson, which leaves the Heck house wide open for days. At work, Frankie n...

Season 1. Episode 5

Brick's teachers tell Frankie and Mike that he is "socially challenged". Mike believes that enrolling Brick on a basketball team is a good way to get him to interact with others...

Season 1. Episode 4

Sue sells sausage and cheese samples for the school. All her efforts go in vain as the school fails to see this. Frankie demands her daughter fights for her rights. Meanwhile, B...

Season 1. Episode 3

Frankie and Mike's romantic anniversary get-away is ruined by various family matters, including Brick being sick, Sue being lovesick, Axl just getting his learner's permit, and ...

Season 1. Episode 2

Trying to save her job, Frankie organizes a publicity stunt by filling a car with jelly beans. Meanwhile, Sue fails to make the swim team and realizes that she needs glasses and...

Season 1. Episode 1

Sue auditions for show choir; Brick asks Frankie to come to his class presentation dressed in a costume; Frankie thinks she has finally sold a car.