The Middle

The Middle

**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** In Season Eight, the Heck kids will find themselves breaking out of their comfort zones and navigating new situations they’re unaccustomed to – which may or may not be comforting to Frankie and Mike. Axl may be living out of a Winnebago, but he has discovered the love of his life. Meanwhile, always optimistic Sue has caught the acting bug in Dollywood and is changing her major to drama. Now in high school, Brick has made it his mission to fit in with his peers – and not be one of the weird kids. With an emptier nest, Frankie and Mike cut back on the parental duties – easier said than done as parenting continues no matter where your kids are. Balancing kids and work never really gets easier. It just gets different!
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** In Season Eight, the Heck kids will find themselves breaking out of their comfort zones and navigating new situations they’re unaccustomed to – which may or may not be comforting to Frankie and Mike. Axl may be living out of a Winnebago, but he has discovered the love of his life. Meanwhile, always optimistic Sue has caught the acting bug in Dollywood and is changing her major to drama. Now in high school, Brick has made it his mission to fit in with his peers – and not be one of the weird kids. With an emptier nest, Frankie and Mike cut back on the parental duties – easier said than done as parenting continues no matter where your kids are. Balancing kids and work never really gets easier. It just gets different!

Season 8 (7 episodes)

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  • 1. The Core Group

    Original air date: 10/11/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. On the eighth season premiere, Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April – the love of Axl’s life – but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait. Meanwhile, after getting bit by the acting bug while working at Dollywood over the summer, Sue wants to change her major to theater, and Brick is starting high school and making it his mission to try for a fresh start and not be considered one of the weird kids.

  • 2. A Tough Pill to Swallow

    Original air date: 10/18/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min. When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection, and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

  • 3. Halloween VII: The Heckoning

    Original air date: 10/25/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick; and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family.

  • 4. True Grit

    Original air date: 11/01/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. Sue has had enough of boyfriend Jeremy and wants to break up with him. But not knowing how to do it, she asks Axl for some of his worldly advice. Meanwhile, Brick tries his best to show school spirit and fit in with his fellow high schoolers, but is thwarted when best friend Troy (guest star JOVAN ARMAND) gets noticed instead and is drafted by the football team, and Frankie becomes a bit embarrassed when she accidentally purchases some racy graphic underwear.

  • 5. Roadkill

    Original air date: 11/15/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2016 Runtime: 21:33 min. Frankie and Mike are embarrassed to admit that they once again forgot Brick's birthday. But their embarrassment turns to fright when they discover that he has turned 15, and it's time for them to teach their not-so-sure-footed son driver's ed. But when Axl takes a shot at letting Brick drive his Winnebago, he ends up running down one of Orson's most treasured landmarks. Meanwhile, while Sue anxiously tries to choose a college major before deadline, she learns a shocking secret from Frankie.

  • 6. Thanksgiving VIII

    Original air date: 11/22/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/22/2016 Runtime: 21:34 min. Frankie has come to the conclusion that April is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. But she finds herself vying for Axl's attention by trying to rearrange timing for the family's Thanksgiving dinner when she discovers that he plans to go to April's multiple family get-togethers that day. Meanwhile, Sue goes ballistic when she discovers that Brick will now be her new co-worker at Spudsy's.

  • 7. Look Who's Not Talking

    Original air date: 11/29/2016 Runtime: 21:11 min.

    Original air date: 11/29/2016 Runtime: 21:11 min. Although excited about finding a new discount store that sells oddly-shaped fruits and vegetables, Frankie is devastated when Axl refuses to talk to her or even answer her texts after inadvertently admitting how she feels about April in front of him. Meanwhile, Brick develops a new, quirky tick in the form of a repetitive phrase and lands in detention, and Brad (recurring guest star BROCK CIARLELLI) surprises Sue by coming out for a weekend visit at her college.