The Middle


The Middle
Five Nights A Week
5 & 5:30

The series features Frances “Frankie” Heck (Patricia Heaton), a middle-class, middle-aged, Midwestern woman and her husband Mike (Neil Flynn), who reside in the small fictional town of Orson, in southwest Indiana. They are the parents of three children, Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher), and Brick (Atticus Shaffer).
The series is narrated by Frankie, initially an under-performing salesperson at a used-car dealership and later a dental hygiene student. Her stoic husband Mike manages a local quarry and serves as a stabilizing influence in the family. The children are quite different from one another: oldest son Axl, an under-motivated and cynical teenager, does well in sports but not in academics; daughter Sue (the middle child), is an enthusiastic young teen, but chronically unsuccessful and socially awkward; and son Brick (the youngest), is an intelligent but introverted compulsive reader with quirky behavioral traits.