ABC Renews THE MIDDLE for Season 9


ABC has announced an early ninth season renewal for comedy series THE MIDDLE.

“THE MIDDLE has been one of the network’s most consistent performers and helped us to launch a whole new night of comedy when it moved to Tuesdays this season,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “The Indiana Hecks have found America’s sweet spot with their authentic, acerbic and always loving take on parenting, work, kids, marriage and life.”

THE MIDDLE had been a strong performer and a dependable anchor in the Wednesday 8 o’clock hour for many years. In its move this season from Wednesday to Tuesday night in the 8:00 p.m. anchor position, THE MIDDLE launched yet another successful comedy block, with ABC claiming Tuesday’s top comedies this season.

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Patricia Heaton Celebrates 100 Episodes of THE MIDDLE

After ninety-nine episode filled with laughter and love, ABC’s other hit Wednesday night family comedy celebrates its 100th episode tonight at 8PM. As such, series star Patricia Heaton was only too happy to take some time out of her very busy schedule to reflect on the past five years and what fans can expect from tonight’s “Orsontennial.” See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: THE MIDDLE Star Charlie McDermott Previews Axl’s College Years

With much of ABC’s publicity prowess dedicated to the unstoppable Emmy juggernaut that is MODERN FAMILY’s return tonight, we here at wanted to give a little love to the undisputed little-sitcom-that-could! Namely, THE MIDDLE, which kicks off what promises to be a fantastic fifth season tonight (8PM on ABC) with just a smidgen less fanfare. What’s more, in keeping with the “fresh start” theme this fall, we recently had the pleasure of chatting one-on-one with Axl Heck. Also known by his real name, actor Charlie McDermott, who was only too happy to take some time to talk about his character’s transition to College. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Second Bananas We Love!

Everyone loves a winner. But here at, we tend to favor the also-rans. You know, the people who never quite get to steal the spotlight, yet somehow manage to make off with our hearts. Here are a few we can’t help loving!

While we have an awful suspicion that things won’t end well for the intriguing, androgynous chick played by Bex Taylor-Klaus in her attention-grabbing debut role, Holder’s unlikely little buddy has shot to the top of our list where scene stealers are concerned! [Read more…]

On Life After 30 ROCK: Jack McBrayer Talks THE MIDDLE and More!

Are you still reeling from the fact that 30 ROCK has ended its hilarious Emmy award-winning run on NBC after seven glorious seasons? We here at sure as heck are! Which is primarily why we jumped at the chance to interview the artist formerly known as Kenneth the Page. Yes sirree, Jack McBrayer — who is reprising his role as Patricia Heaton’s new boss on tonight’s episode of THE MIDDLE — was only too happy to take to the phones and talk about life after 30 ROCK, working on THE MIDDLE and how he found his way to Hollywood all the way from beautiful Macon Georgia. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

Snappy Answers to Silly Questions with THE MIDDLE Star Eden Sher

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Eden Sher is a woman of many talents. Make that many many talents. Which is our not so subtle way of saying that when she’s not making millions of people smile with her positively winning portrayal of Sue Heck on the hit ABC series THE MIDDLE, or busy putting her unique — not to mention refreshing — stamp on Hollywood’s tired red carpet coverage at this past fall’s AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, she delivers the kind of interview all too rare in this industry. But hey, don’t take our word for it, see what Eden Sher had to say during our recent one-on-one in which she talked up tonight’s episode of her hit ABC series, revealed whether we’ll see her on the red carpet again and — most importantly of all — weighed in on the recent Taylor Swift/ Tina Fey/ Amy Poehler controversy. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Questions with THE MIDDLE Star Patricia Heaton

Always one to champion the little guy or gal, wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that THE MIDDLE — also known as one of the small screen’s most delightful gems — returns tonight with a brand new episode. And here to preview that very episode, as well as delve a little bit more into the show is none other than series star Patricia Heaton. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

BUNHEADS Star Bailey Buntain Previews Tonight’s Guest Starring Gig on THE MIDDLE

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Attention BUNHEADS addicts who may-or-may-not be suffering through serious withdrawal following a shortened, albeit delightful summer season: Have we got some good news for you. Bailey Buntain (Ginny) guest stars on tonight’s episode of THE MIDDLE. And while we can’t promise any Amy Sherman Palladino-esque patter or mind-blowing musical interludes, we can guarantee that there will be plenty of laughs. Particulaly when sophomore Sue decides to take Buntain’s freshman Jenna under her wing. Or at least that was the distinct impression the affable actress left with us following a bubbly one-on-one in which she talked about her guest starring role, the challenges that come with acting opposite the hilarious Eden Sher and what’s next for her character when BUNHEADS returns. [Read more…]