The Middle

The Middle

Life with Frankie and Mike is going to Heck in a handbasket in season 7 of the family sitcom! With the house to himself, Brick is entering eighth grade; while Sue’s off to college at Indiana State, and Axl is still navigating all the parties, girlfriends and occasional studying in his college experience. Join the fun as the Hecks muddle their way through the middle of things in Orson, Indiana.
Life with Frankie and Mike is going to Heck in a handbasket in season 7 of the family sitcom! With the house to himself, Brick is entering eighth grade; while Sue’s off to college at Indiana State, and Axl is still navigating all the parties, girlfriends and occasional studying in his college experience. Join the fun as the Hecks muddle their way through the middle of things in Orson, Indiana.

Season 7 (24 episodes)

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  • 1. Not Your Brother's Drop Off

    Original air date: 09/23/2015 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2015 Runtime: 21:31 min. On the seventh season premiere, Sue cannot contain her excitement over getting ready to move out of the house and into the dorm to start college. But Sue’s excitement starts to give way to dread when she accidentally burns her hair and ends up having to cut it short, Axl doesn’t want to join the family and help his sister move into the dorm, Frankie finds herself not feeling sad about Sue moving out of the house, and Mike overwhelms his daughter with learning financial and safety guidelines to keep her safe at school. Meanwhile, Brick doesn’t know what to do when his girlfriend, Cindy (guest star CASEY BURKE), tells him that she wants to take their relationship to the next level.

  • 2. Cutting The Cord

    Original air date: 09/30/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. While Sue (EDEN SHER) anxiously awaits the arrival of her college dorm roommate, Axl and Hutch find their house overrun by ants; and Brick gets his own personal school bodyguard.

  • 3. The Shirt

    Original air date: 10/07/2015 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2015 Runtime: 21:30 min. Frankie is shocked when flannel-loving Mike decides to wear a Hawaiian shirt; and Sue scares Devin (GIA MANTEGNA) when she accidentally reveals that Axl is in love with her.

  • 4. Risky Business

    Original air date: 10/14/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. Frankie is shocked when Mike wants in on one of his brother Rusty’s crazy business ideas, while Sue resorts to living in her car to get away from her horrible roommate.

  • 5. Land of the Lost

    Original air date: 10/21/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. When Mike becomes more quiet and distant than usual, Frankie calls on Reverend TimTom (PAUL HIPP) to find out what’s wrong. Meanwhile, Sue loses Brick at college.

  • 6. Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death

    Original air date: 10/28/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. Halloween finds the Hecks in their own Twilight Zone-type stories, with Brick providing an introduction to each. BROOKE SHIELDS returns as trashy neighbor Rita Glossner.

  • 7. Homecoming II: The Tailgate

    Original air date: 11/11/2015 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2015 Runtime: 21:33 min. Frankie’s mom decides to join her daughter in the annual homecoming tailgate and ends up embarrassing her. And Mike looks to Brick to help him win the tailgate cornhole tournament.

  • 8. Thanksgiving VII

    Original air date: 11/18/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. The Hecks forgo Thanksgiving after Frankie finds out that she’s out of a job until January and needs to pick up holiday work at Heritage Village. FAITH FORD guest stars.

  • 9. The Convention

    Original air date: 12/02/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. Frankie persuades Mike to join her on an all-expenses-paid trip to a convention in Des Moines, Iowa; Axl wants to move into Sue's dorm room; Big Mike watches Brick while Frankie and Mike are away.

  • 10. Not So Silent Night

    Original air date: 12/09/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 12/09/2015 Runtime: 21:34 min. Frankie decides to skip going to church and watch a Christmas Eve service at home on TV, but a string of events make their evening anything but peaceful.

  • 11. The Rush

    Original air date: 01/06/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 01/06/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. The ever optimistic Sue decides that she wants to become part of a social circle and thrusts herself head first into the college’s sorority rush in the hopes of being accepted into a house. Meanwhile, Axl tries to connect Mike into social media in an attempt to help generate awareness of Mike and Rusty's baby diaper business; and Frankie begins to feel like she's not needed as much in her son's life when Brick goes shopping for a pair of pants by himself for the first time.

  • 12. Birds of a Feather

    Original air date: 01/13/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. Axl gets a taste of the real world when his first day as a business intern doesn’t go as planned; And Sue’s professor (JOSH COOKE) challenges her to open up her thinking.

  • 13. Floating 50

    Original air date: 01/20/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min. Feeling guilty over floating Frankie’s 50th birthday for too long, Mike enlists Axl and Brick to help him set up a surprise party for her.

  • 14. Film, Friends, and Fruit Pies

    Original air date: 02/10/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. Brick becomes a tyrannical director for a school project; Sue’s new roommate goes on a buying spree, and charges Sue for half; and Axl’s boss (ALAN RUCK) confides in him.

  • 15. Hecks at a Movie

    Original air date: 02/17/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. Frankie & Mike take Brick to his first movie in an actual theater, while Sue thinks she might have a chance at becoming Logan’s (DAVID HULL) girlfriend.

  • 16. The Man Hunt

    Original air date: 02/24/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 02/24/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. Mike attempts to help Brick become more responsible in his quest to become a man; Sue tries to find herself a boyfriend; and Axl and Hutch find a new home – in a Winnebago.

  • 17. The Wisdom Teeth

    Original air date: 03/16/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. An excited Frankie looks forward to re-bonding and taking care of Sue and Axl, who both have to stay home during Spring Break to recuperate from having their wisdom teeth removed. And since he's the only Heck child still living at home full-time, Brick tries to lay down some new house rules with his siblings during their stay. Meanwhile, Mike becomes furious with his brother, Rusty, after discovering that his ex-wife Marlene (guest star MARY BIRDSONG) came up with the diaper business idea and may be entitled to all profits made from the endeavor.

  • 18. A Very Donahue Vacation

    Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. After making some extra money from the diaper business, Mike surprises a rather unenthusiastic Heck family with a Spring Break vacation at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. In the hopes of livening up what is perceived to be a lame vacation, Frankie suggests that the Donahues join them. While Mike visits all of the attractions on his own, Nancy asks a not-so-thrilled Frankie to speak with Sean to try and talk him into taking his MCATs; Axl enlists Brick to help him pick up women by playing "Jerk/No Jerk" - with Brick in the role of the Jerk; and Mike is anything but excited when an exuberant Sue reveals some news to him about her upcoming summer plans.

  • 19. Crushed

    Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min. Sue develops a crush on one of her college professors, while Frankie and Mike meet Brick’s girlfriend Cindy’s equally quirky parents.

  • 20. Survey Says...

    Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. Frankie is thrilled when Sue invites her for lunch at the college. But lunch becomes awkward when Sue brings her new boyfriend along – Jeremy (guest star WILL GREEN), the school activist – and the two of them begin bombarding Frankie with everything she and the world, in general, are doing wrong. Meanwhile, Axl informs a very disappointed Mike that he wants to quit football, and Brick overly obsesses over filling out a satisfaction survey after ordering some graph paper online.

  • 21. The Lanai

    Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. Frankie finds it hard to relax on her new backyard lanai when noisy neighbors move in next door. Meanwhile Axl & Hutch open a grilled cheese foodtruck out of their Winnebago.

  • 22. Not Mother's Day

    Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. After enduring year after year of botched Mother's Days, Frankie declares that the family gets to take a pass on doing anything at all for her this year. But after a man offers to buy Frankie's groceries at the market when she discovers that she forgot her wallet - and tells her to pay the kindly gesture forward - she decides to have the family pull each other's names out of a hat and do something nice for that person, which doesn't go as smoothly as planned.

  • 23. Find My Hecks

    Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. With Axl & Sue home for summer vacation, Frankie and Mike attempt to set up a curfew for them, while Brick attempts to find out who he’s up against for Middle School valedictorian.

  • 24. The Show Must Go On

    Original air date: 05/18/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/18/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. After almost forgetting that Brick’s middle school graduation is only days away, Frankie goes on a mission to right a wrong when Brick discovers that the song he was supposed to sing at the ceremony has been cut. Meanwhile, Sue needs to be at Dollywood to begin her summer job on the same day as Brick’s graduation, and Axl takes a job as a country club counselor and finds himself being mocked by a 10-year-old carbon copy of himself.