'The Middle' (ABC)

Show: "The Middle"
Premiere Date: September 22
Time: 8:00 pm
Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher
Season: 2

the middle

Synopsis: Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes, but we think Frankie Heck (Heaton), must be some kind of superhero. Frankie and her husband, Mike, 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, her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N' Roses; Sue, the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything... but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick, whose best friend is his backpack.