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The Middle: Season 2 (2010-2011)

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The Hecks, a just-getting-by poster family for middle America, grow a year older, if not wiser in a second season that opens and closes (plus an episode in...the middle) with the scene-stealing panache of Doris Roberts, Patricia Heaton's TV mother-in-law from "Everybody Loves Raymond". Roberts plays Ms Pinsky, a schoolteacher whose credentials Frankie and Mike (Heaton and Neil Flynn) question when brilliant youngest child Brick (Atticus Shaffer) begins getting poor grades. His knowledge is displayed a little too well after Mike gives him a football book to read before inviting the guys over to watch the Colts in the Super Bowl; and the living room is again the focus when Frankie becomes obsessed with waking up to watch the Royal Wedding. In school sports, Sue (Eden Sher) "wins" a trophy in cross-country while Axl (Charlie McDermott) nears Mike's long-standing record for consecutive free-throws made, only to be suspiciously punished before the final game. Early in the season, a foreign-exchange student from Japan is slow to warm to the Hecks, while more relatives are introduced at holiday time led by Mike's not-so-trusty brother Rusty (Norm MacDonald) and Frankie's parents (Marsha Mason, Jerry Van Dyke).

Cast

Patricia Heaton
as Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn
as Mike Heck
Eden Sher
as Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer
as Brick Heck
Beau Wirick
as Sean Donahue
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Mr. Ehlbert
Jen Ray
as Nancy Donahue
Jen Ray
as Nancy Donahue
Doris Roberts
as Mrs. Rinsky
Paul Hipp
as Reverend TimTom
Jeanette Miller
as Aunt Edie
Frances Bay
as Aunt Ginny
Greg Cromer
as Coach Emerson
Dierk Torsek
as Reverend Hayver
Pat Finn
as Bill Norwood
Brock Ciarlelli
as Brad Bottig
David Chandler
as Derrick Glassner
Jessica Wright
as Flight attendant
John Cullum
as Big Mike
Marsha Mason
as Pat Spence
Matthew Moy
as Takayuki
Rick Overton
as Obadiah
Gibson Sjobeck
as Littlest Glossner
Kristin Cavallari
as Mrs. Devereaux
Jerry Van Dyke
as Tag Spence
Luenell
as Security woman
Andy Milder
as Mr. Sholin
Carolyn Wilson
as Woman visitor
Thomas F. Duffy
as Jack Meenahan
Patrika Darbo
as Ms. Jacobs
Mary-Pat Green
as Principal Larimer
Charles Emmett
as Security guy
John M. Keating
as Business traveler
Sarah Rush
as Sally Meenahan
Hal Landon Jr.
as Photographer
Patrick Malone
as Mr. Rassmussen
Delaina Mitchell
as Janice Wagner
Jessica Randle
as Receptionist
Jan Hoag
as Nurse Fahler
Jeff Lewis
as Male customer
Laura Ann Kesling
as Dotty Donahue
Isabella Acres
as Autumn Wagner
Nakia Burrise
as Saleswoman
Tom Beyer
as Mr. Stevenson
Jeffrey Lewis
as Male customer
Treisa Gary
as Customer
Krista Braun
as Mrs. Tompkins
Marcy Goldman
as Lady passenger
Ashley Clark
as Ferris wheel guy
Travis Guba
as Angry dad
James Bolek
as Wade Glossner
Alison Sieke
as Vanessa
Liz Montgomery
as Librarian
Judith Drake
as Old Lady
Mike Muscat
as Mailman
Parker James Bolek
as Wade Glossner
Terrence Beasor
as Mr. Johnson
Sean O'Bryan
as Ron Donahue
Elle Labadie
as Heather
Alex Stamm
as Ticket seller
Kelly Heyer
as Michelle
Scotty Noyd Jr.
as Sidewalk boy
Ginny McMath
as Darrin's Mom
Justin Prentice
as Teenage boy
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Critic Reviews for The Middle: Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Basically, the Hecks are just like your family. Only funnier.

September 16, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
PopMatters

The Middle's tendency to play it, ah, right down the middle works to its advantage.

September 16, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

The Middle stands in the tradition of Roseanne, using realistic situations and exaggerating them for laughs, but rarely to the point of absurdity.

September 30, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

With each passing week, this series seems to more assuredly offer a first-class version of what so many viewers say they want: a humorous, heartfelt, realistic look at middle-class, middle-America family life.

September 30, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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