Articles for The Middle Season 1

ABC unveiled its Fall schedule today and it features an ambitious lineup of new series to premiere all season long.  The schedule features eight new shows, including a Wednesday night that contains nothing but new programs.  This is identical to the strategy ABC used two years ago when it premiered three new hour-long shows on Wednesdays.The new Wednesday, however, features four new half-hour comedies which I will tentatively title the Back to You reject lineup, as three of the sitcoms star former cast members of that failed FOX sitcom, including Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton and Ty Burrell.  The other big change to the schedule is that Ugly Betty has been bumped to Fridays, wedged between Supernanny and 20/20.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
Missed her on Everybody Loves Raymond?  Patricia Heaton is set to star on an upcoming single-comedy The Middle about a dysfunctional Indiana family (The Heck‘s) who‘s just like any other family, but at the same time is very, very different.  She plays Frankie, a middle-class Midwestern mother of three, who is married to often silent but nonetheless sharp-tongued Mike, played by Neil Flynn, the actor who plays the unnamed Janitor on Scrubs.Heaton, 51, who has won two Emmy‘s for her role as Debra Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, will pair up with Flynn as husband and wife Frankie and Mike, who have lived in Orson, Indiana their whole lives.  Mike is a manager at a town quarry, while Frankie is the third-best used car salesman at a local dealership of three people.  Read more »
It‘s not even noon on the West Coast and it‘s already been a big news day for ABC. The channel just announced the premiere date for the 10th season of Dancing With the Stars and the renewals of three of it‘s hot new comedies: Modern Family, Cougar Town, and The Middle. Celebrities and their professional partners will be dancing across your TV starting Monday March 22nd. The channel will celebrate the 10th season of their successful reality show with a two-hour premiere. It‘s hard to believe there have been 10 seasons of Dancing With the Stars already, with no sign of the show slowing down. We‘re already eager to see which celebrity will surprise us with their moves comes March.  Read more »
Everyone wants a piece of Betty White. After landing a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, the Golden Girls actress has signed on to appear in the season finale of ABC‘s The Middle.  Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
ABC announced its plans for the 2010-2011 TV season and despite adding seven new shows this fall, the rest of the schedule is very familiar.  Returning shows Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Grey‘s Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters all remain right where they currently are.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>Other than the new shows, the main story from ABC is that V, which was renewed for a second season, won‘t be back until 2011.  It looks like the network really is trying to turn it into the new Lost.  Read more »

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