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The Middle: Season 5 (2013-2014)





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The fifth series of this family sitcom finds Axl (Charlie McDermott) leaving the nest and entering college, but it's not a smooth transition: Frankie (Patricia Heaton) gets mad when Axl stays in touch with Mike (Neil Flynn) but not her; Axl bunks at home when he has problems with his roommate; and failing grades lead Axl to turn to Brick (Atticus Shaffer) for academic help. However, Sue (Eden Sher) makes the volleyball team and experiences a new sense of freedom without Axl at home. On the flip side, Frankie loses her freedom when she gets arrested for having an overdue library book. Meanwhile, Mike gets an award for his 20 years of service at the quarry, but he's reluctant to attend the awards dinner, and he also dreads having to take a forced leave from work. Later, the whole gang go on a familyholiday to Disney World, but it wouldn't be a Heck outing without a series of mishaps.


Patricia Heaton
as Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn
as Mike Heck
Eden Sher
as Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer
as Brick Heck
Rachel Dratch
as Principal Barker
Beau Wirick
as Sean Donahue
Brock Ciarlelli
as Brad Bottig
Jack McBrayer
as Dr. Goodwin
Jen Ray
as Nancy Donahue
Pat Finn
as Bill Norwood
Jen Ray
as Nancy Donahue
Rachel Dratch
as Principal Barker
Dave Foley
as Dr. Fulton
Brittany Ross
as Courtney
David R. Chandler
as Derrick Glossner
Kate Frisbee
as Disney Greeter
Gibson Bobby Sjobeck
as Diaper Glossner
Laura Ann Kesling
as Dotty Donahue
Jerry Van Dyke
as Tag Spence
Brooke Dillman
as Coach Babbitt
Brooke Shields
as Rita Glossner
Rebecca Metz
as Saleslady
Keegan-Michael Key
as Rev. Deveaux
Casey Wilson
as Rev. Tammy
Michael Busch
as Kopy Shop Worker
Ajay Mehta
as Dr. Nosoop Patel
Paul Hipp
as Rev. TimTom
Shane Palmerton
as Postal Worker
Dierk Torsek
as Rev. Hayver
Marsha Mason
as Pat Spence
Mindy Cohn
as Kimberly
Dave Allen
as Professor Morson
Ava Allan
as Piper
Valorie Hubbard
as Joe's Mom
George Pond
as Student No. 1
Gina Gallego
as Senora Pitts
Eve Goldbloom
as Opal Ruth
Dorothy Lucey
as Newscaster
Katie Gill
as Danica
John Mark Loudermilk
as Student No. 2
Jerry Lacy
as Mechanic
John Fleck
as Judge Stevenson
Bonnie Hellman
as Ms. Harvey
Ben Zelevansky
as Off. Dougherty
Laura Keller
as Assistant Coach Davis
Mandela Bellamy
as Female Customer #2
Chris Kattan
as Bob Weaver
Aloma Wright
as Cashier
Bryan Lawrence
as Louis Vuitton
Mike Gray
as Food Court Patron #1
Michael Coleman
as Off. Woods
Thomas Crawford
as Piper's Dad
Parker James Bolek
as Wade Glossner
Gian Molina
as Food Court Patron #2
Traci Belushi
as Piper's Mom
Michael Gomez
as Pirate Mistress
Bunny Levine
as Elderly Woman
Sean O'Bryan
as Ron Donahue
Talitha Bateman
as Girl Glossner
Lyn Mahler
as Kristen Rice
Santiago Segura
as Player #1
Betsy Baker
as Patient
Keith Gerchak
as Announcer
Santiago Segura
as Player #1
Dallas Nevins
as Younger Brick
Brenda Ballard
as Food Court Patron #3
Christian Hutcherson
as Eighth Grader
Sarah Benoit
as Food Court Patron #4
Julie Brown
as Paula Norwood
Ari Welkom
as Ron Cougar Mellencamp
Burt Grinstead
as Player #2
Marc Evan Jackson
as Professor Danzinger
Molly Jackson
as Ella Norword
Craig Anton
as Bob Branderson
Jacob Melton
as Sebastian
Sonya Leslie
as Woman #2
Payden Kershner
as Little Sue
Aubrey Woods
as Cute Girl
Jill Benjamin
as Sydney's Mom
Kurt Scholler
as Haley's Dad
Doug Morency
as Jordan's Dad
Wendy Allyn
as Teacher
Jeanne Taylor
as Lauren's Mom
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Critic Reviews for The Middle: Season 5

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

The nonchalant humor is equivalent to the smart kid sitting in the corner of your World History class who's super selective about when they speak, but when they do, it's always something profound.

September 17, 2018 | Full Review…

One of TV's best, and probably most under-appreciated, comedies

September 26, 2013 | Full Review…

Looks like we've got another fun season ahead of us, and I for one can't wait to see where things go from here.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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