‘The Middle’ Episode Guide (Jan. 16): Frankie Finds a New Passion Project

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‘The Middle’ Episode Guide (Jan. 16): Frankie Finds a New Passion Project

“Mommapalooza” (01/16/18) – Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she’s passionate about – life’s third act – and Reverend TimTom offers the perfect solution.

Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he’s becoming lucky when money and other high priced items suddenly make their way into his hands, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, JAN. 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in this episode are Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom, Susan Berger as bingo lady, and Shay Ali as waiter.

“Mommapalooza” was written by Roy Brown and directed by Phil Traill.

After almost a decade on the air, the current ninth season of ABC’s critically acclaimed fan-favorite series “The Middle” will be its final one. Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.

Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.

“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.

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