The Middle: Season 3 (2011)
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The Middle: Season 3 (2011)

TV-PG 23 Episodes
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TV-PG
  42 minutes
With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent any time together with the kids over the summer - so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier - which was ruined by Nicky (guest star RAY ROMANO), a sad-sack, former high school acquaintance of Mike's - come flashing back, on the third season premiere.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
With Sue now in high school, Axl (who is totally embarrassed by her presence) decides to play a mischievous trick on her, which earns his perfectionist sister a collection of tardy slips. Meanwhile, Mike sets a meeting with Brick's new fourth grade teacher, Mr. Wilkerson (guest star CHORD OVERSTREET), after learning that he's allowing his son to skip gym class; and Frankie and Mike bicker over which one of them is really the boss of the family.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
After being mortifyingly humiliated and grossed out due to a family member's actions, Frankie has a meltdown and decrees to the family that major changes need to take place in every aspect of the Heck household - and then packs up and abruptly leaves. But Frankie's not gone for good as she heads to her mother's (guest star MARSHA MASON) house for a little TLC and motherly advice to help her through the humiliation.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Frankie cracks down on Axl and forces him to focus on his future when she learns that the school PSATs are right around the corner, and he hasn't even begun to study for them. Meanwhile, Sue once again tries out for a school activity that may not be a perfect fit for her - cheerleading; and Mike tries to toughen up Brick when he learns that his son is being bullied at school.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
As the Heck home begins to literally fall apart, Frankie and Mike consider leaving homeownership behind and moving the family to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl attempts to fake Frankie out by pretending that he's sick in order to get out of taking a school test - and must later convince her that he's well enough to attend a party that evening; Sue and her ex-sort-of-boyfriend Brad volunteer to prepare a school skit about showing the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; and Brick tries to
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl accidentally eats Brick's Indiana dough school map project and is tasked with creating a new one, and Sue discovers that one of the boys on the wrestling team has a crush on her.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Frankie and Mike are convinced that their slacker son Axl will blow his interview with a football scout, which could earn him a scholarship to college. Meanwhile, Sue and Brick begin a texting marathon - and accidentally rack up some serious charges - on Aunt Edie's cell phone; and Frankie attempts to be completely attentive to the family's needs when she realizes that she's more considerate to outsiders than her own kin.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Frankie is thrilled when she learns that the Orson Community Theater is putting on a production of The Wizard of Oz, and that kids don't need to audition to be munchkins as they will be automatically cast - which is a perfect scenario for a hapless Sue. But things quickly go awry when Frankie is cast in a singing role and learns the director is not happy with Sue's performance and may cut her from the play.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Frankie's parents, Pat (guest star MARSHA MASON) and Tag (guest star JERRY VAN DYKE), invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister Janet (guest star MOLLY SHANNON) and her family also join in, and soon the siblings are at each other's throats over their widely differing parenting techniques.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
On a tipsy whim - and against Mike's warnings - Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at the house; Mike buys Frankie a much needed new dishwasher for Christmas but has a hard time keeping it a secret when she begs him to replace the old one before the party takes place; Sue calls on Reverend TimTom (guest star PAUL HIPP) to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick when he reads the Bible and begins to question it; and Axl gets annoyed with Bob (recurring guest star CHRIS KATTAN) when
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
After realizing that no one keeps their New Year's resolutions, Frankie decides that they will be assigned anonymously to each family member, and an all-you-can-eat buffet feast will be the reward for those who can abide by their chosen resolution for a week. But chaos soon ensues when Frankie must spend more time with Brick, Mike needs to smile more, Axl has to keep his bedroom clean, Sue needs to stop trying out for things she'll never make, and Brick must stop reading all of the time.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl accidentally eats Brick's Indiana dough school map project and is tasked with creating a new one, and Sue discovers that one of the boys on the wrestling team has a crush on her.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
With Indiana hosting the Super Bowl, Frankie is devastated when she hopes to land a plum assignment as an official volunteer and ends up with a less-than-stellar position. Meanwhile, the entire Heck household takes advantage of the Donahue's new car while they are out of town, and a scary, close call with the car causes Sue to profess her true feelings to her new boyfriend, Matt.
 
TV-PG
  20 minutes
Frankie and Mike decide to try a fresh approach to Valentine's Day by having dinner out with friends. But a clueless Mike angers Frankie by refusing to present her with a simple romantic gesture. Meanwhile, Axl can't think of a life-changing moment that's occurred in his life when he's assigned to write a school paper on the subject, Brick is tasked with writing a report on love, and a hapless Sue doesn't understand why her new boyfriend, Matt (guest star MOISES ARIAS), has suddenly turned into
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Frankie pulls out all of the stops in an effort to get an overexcited Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert; Mike is thrilled over Brick's enthusiasm to win the school's spelling bee and coaches him for the event; and Axl and his friends attempt to break an electronic speed limit road sign's 15 miles per hour limit - on foot.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Axl, Sue and Brick call a sit down meeting with a shocked Frankie and Mike, accusing mom of being a nag and dad of giving out crazy punishments without ever hearing their sides of the story. In return, all they ask for is a chance to do what they're supposed to do - on their own - without constantly being harassed by their parents. But the kids might want to be careful what they wish for when Frankie and Mike agree to their terms and find themselves taking a relaxing break from parental responsi
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Because this year is a leap year and Sue's birthday falls on February 29, she is overly excited about celebrating her big day in a big way. But given her parents' track record with celebrations, Sue may need to lower her expectations. Meanwhile, Frankie discovers that tough husband Mike has been taking care of a stray cat at work for years, Brick falls for a pretty girl in his social skills class, and Axl becomes enthralled with vacuuming the house.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Brick takes a job as a newspaper delivery boy from the town's veteran newsman (guest star EDWARD ASNER) in order to buy himself night vision goggles, and Axl tries to convince Sue that a long distance relationship will not work between her and boyfriend Matt when his family moves away from Orson. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to adjust to wearing a full-on headgear, and Frankie discovers that Mike has been secretly hoarding batteries for years.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
A church sermon inspires the Heck family to live life to its fullest without regrets - and while Mike and the kids put this into action, Frankie struggles to find her own mission.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Sue finds a kindred spirit in her awkward school guidance counselor, Jane Marsh, who inspires her to reinvent herself...as Suki. Meanwhile, Frankie is ecstatic when she and Mike buy a much needed new bed but is frustrated when her stubborn husband insists on trying to build it himself; and Brick attempts to call the President to outlaw the Presidential Fitness Challenge, which would force him to accomplish some strenuous physical exercises at school.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
Brick gets anything but good luck after he finds an evil four-leaf clover. Frankie makes a decision to find a caregiver for Aunt Edie (guest star Jeanette Miller) after she almost burns down her house. Axl tries to devise a plan that will keep his status as a lady's man in play after he once again accidentally invites "weird" Ashley (guest star Katlin Mastrandrea) to the prom.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
It seems like Frankie truly has eyes in the back of her head when she busts both Sue and Axl for making some bad choices that they thought no one would ever find out about. But when it turns out that she's using Brick to be her snitch, Mike is completely against it.
 
TV-PG
  21 minutes
On the third season finale, Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Mike's brother Rusty's fast approaching wedding. But their surprise turns to panic when they discover that he has listed the Heck house as the site of the ceremony...without asking them.
Work. Kids. Bills. Comedy. It's how the middle half lives. The Heck family returns for Season Three, bringing with them further episodes of offbeat fun - with one foot in reality and the other on a greasy wrapper from Burgerworld. Patricia Heaton and Neil… View More
Genres Comedy
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Starring Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher View More
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Movie Summary

Work. Kids. Bills. Comedy. It's how the middle half lives. The Heck family returns for Season Three, bringing with them further episodes of offbeat fun - with one foot in reality and the other on a greasy wrapper from Burgerworld. Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn star as Frankie and Mike Heck, frazzled parents trying to stretch their patience and paychecks around three brilliantly true-to-life kids: slacker teen Axl (Charlie McDermott).
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Movie Details

Genres Comedy
Starring Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 2011
VUDU Release Date 09/12/2013
Rating TV-PG About Ratings
Episodes 23 episodes
Language English

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