The Middle

Genres: Comedy
Broadcast on: SABC3, M-Net, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Zone, Vuzu, Comedy Central Africa, M-Net City, M-Net Family



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Broadcaster information
International channels
ABC : 30 Sep 2009 - 16 May 2017

South African channels

M-Net : 17 Mar 2010 - (ongoing)
M-Net Series : 01 Apr 2010 - 09 Sep 2010
SABC3 : 05 Dec 2011 - 14 Oct 2013
Comedy Central Africa : 25 Jul 2012 - 30 Jul 2017
M-Net Series Zone : 07 Mar 2014 - 23 Jan 2015
Vuzu : 02 Jan 2015 - 01 Jul 2016
M-Net City : 27 Jul 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
M-Net Family : 01 Mar 2016 - 18 Jan 2017

About the Show

The Middle is an American television sitcom created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline about a middle-class, Midwestern woman living in the middle of the country and rapidly approaching middle age who has to balance a less-than-successful career as a saleswoman at a car dealership with raising her family.

Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes — but Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) must be some kind of superhero.

A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.

Frankie and her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership.

She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she'll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better.

There's Axl (Charlie McDermott), her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N' Roses; Sue (Eden Sher), the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything... but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick (Atticus Shaffer), whose best friend is his backpack.

Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in The Middle.


Frankie Heck

Mike Heck

Axl Heck

Sue Heck

Brick Heck


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New on SABC3 in December 2011

27 Nov 2011 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: SABC3 | 2 comments
A new Icelandic adventure premieres on SABC3 soon - starring Bob Skinstad's brother Dan. Also coming up: Patricia Heaton in The Middle.


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