So, without further ado and in no particular order…

The kids are quite different from one another: oldest son Axl, a popular but lazy teenager, does well in sports but not in academics; daughter Sue is an enthusiastic young teen but chronically unsuccessful and socially awkward; and youngest son Brick is an intelligent but introverted compulsive reader with odd behavioral traits.

There are numerous recurring characters that the Hecks encounter in and around Orson.

ABC renewed the series for season eight with a 22-episode order, later expanded to 23 episodes in December 2016.

The Middle has received critical acclaim, citing its unique and original characters along with critics praising the show's consistent standard and its realistic portrayal of lower-middle-class families.

Cleverly conceived and beautifully written, with good doses of adventure, conflict, gods and monsters, softness and light, it gets a whole-hearted two thumbs up from me. Labyrinth – Kate Mosse (2005) A $4 op shop bargain and veritable doorstop of a book, promised secrets, adventure and conspiracy all wrapped up around that old chestnut, the true Grail.

With parallel storylines of medieval and modern day France, and two characters with a mysterious connection, , for the most-part, delivers.The New Zealand premiere was on May 8, 2010, on TV2.In India, the show premiered on January 5, 2015 on Romedy Now.It holds a score of 71 on the review aggregator website Metacritic as of April 1, 2011.Critics praise the show's good timing, writing, and acting, with Robert Bianco of USA Today saying, "...The Middle was created by former Roseanne and Murphy Brown writers Eileen Heisler and De Ann Heline of Blackie and Blondie Productions. The series was renewed for a ninth season on January 25, 2017, The series is narrated by Frankie, initially an under-performing salesperson at a used-car dealership and later a dental assistant.