The Middle: Season 8 (2016 - 2017)

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 11, 2016
2
Air date: Oct 18, 2016
3
Air date: Oct 25, 2016
4
Air date: Nov 1, 2016
5
Air date: Nov 15, 2016
6
Air date: Nov 22, 2016
7
Air date: Nov 29, 2016
8
Air date: Dec 6, 2016
9
Air date: Dec 13, 2016
10
Air date: Jan 3, 2017
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The Hecks – Mike (Neil Flynn) and Frankie (Patricia Heaton) – face the inevitability of an empty nest, with their daughter Sue (Eden Sher) and son Axl (Charlie McDermott) in college and out of the house and their younger son Brick (Atticus Shaffer) in high school. A family crisis occurs when Axl gets involved with a not-too-bright girl named April (Greer Grammer). Because of his quirks, Brick finds high school life a challenge and struggles to maintain his relationship with Cindy (Casey Burke). Rounding out the cast of "The Middle" are Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Jovan Armand as Troy, Sean O'Bryan and Jen Ray as Ron and Nancy Donahue, and Pat Finn and Julie Brown as Bill and Paula Norwood. Brooke Shields, Dave Foley, Norm Macdonald, John Cullum, and Emily Rutherfurd return for guest appearances.

Cast

Patricia Heaton
as Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn
as Mike Heck
Eden Sher
as Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer
as Brick Heck
Jen Ray
as Nancy Donahue
Beau Wirick
as Sean Donahue
Brock Ciarlelli
as Brad Bottig
Pat Finn
as Bill Norwood
Will Green
as Jeremy
Sean O'Bryan
as Ron Donahue
Paul Hipp
as Reverend TimTom
Beau Hart
as Riley
Gia Mantegna
as Devin Levin
Kayla Madison
as Shelly Donahue
Laura Ann Kesling
as Dotty Donahue
Dan O'Connor
as Professor Kepley
Norm Macdonald
as Rusty Heck
Jack McBrayer
as Dr. Goodwin
Brooke Dillman
as Tink Babbitt
Dave Foley
as Dr. Fulton
Emily Rutherford
as Dierdre Peterson
Brooke Shields
as Rita Glossner
Ty Chen
as Scott
Chase Kim
as Corporate Guy #1
John Cullum
as Big Mike
Miriam Flynn
as Female clerk
Richard Riehle
as Sheriff Dugan
Carlease Burke
as Ms. Teegarden
David Chandler
as Derrick Glossner
Emily Rutherfurd
as Deidre Peterson
Monica Horan
as Anna Ferguson
Crystal Shannon
as Freshman Girl
Gibson Bobby Sjobeck
as Diaper Glossner
John Omohundro
as College Student
David L. King
as Professor
Ted Stavros
as Freshman Boy
Kevin Thomas Mitchell
as Blake Ferguson
Rob Mainord
as Recruiter 1
Katlin Mastandrea
as Weird Ashley
Gary Ballard
as Janitor
Mike Ostroski
as Charlie Ferguson
Brian Howe
as Tom Hanson
Liz Eldridge
as Recruiter 2
Eben Ham
as Recruiter 3
Jared Wernick
as Indian Harry Styles
Austin Levenson
as Freshman 1
Kurt Collins
as Rodney Glossner
Sydney Sweeney
as Female Student 1
Jason Williams
as Paramedic 1
Amir Aboulela
as NYU Acting Teacher
Dierk Torsek
as Reverend Hayver
Nathaniel Stroud
as Freshman 2
Tabitha Brownstone
as Female Student 2
Hunter Daily
as Vanessa
David Kloehr
as Male Student 1
Fayelyn Bilodeau
as Female student
Neil Rodriguez
as Paramedic 2
Chiquita Fuller
as Ms. Prescott
Amir Levi
as Bryan
Xavier Avila
as Male Student 2
Ryan David Tsang
as Male student #1
Jon Curry
as Corporate Guy #2
John Duffy
as Male student #2
Chet Lewis
as Scout 2
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Audience Reviews for The Middle: Season 8

  • Oct 22, 2017
    This show has just continued to stay funny even after these fantastic 8 seasons.
  • Jul 09, 2017
    This goes to show that even after this much time on the air, The Middle remains to be intriguing, fresh, and witty. The characters have developed positively, however have not lost their spark that made the series enjoyable in the first place. The Middle is a strong and consistent comedy, and probably deserves a lot more recognition than it receives.
  • Mar 20, 2017
    My family and I love this show! The family is so relatable and the cast couldnt go better together. This is a must watch show every week!
  • Mar 01, 2017
    love, this show, its our family's favorite. please bring back a season 9
  • Feb 22, 2017
    The Middle was never a super hit for ABC...it never topped the charts like Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory but it always seems to deliver at least a few hearty laughs each week. The cast has always been top notch yet ignored mostly by Emmy voters.... Yet this show continues to chug along each year on ABC currently renewed for a 9th season come this September..... It is definitely an above average sitcom. What is special about this season is that the characters, who critics could say were one dimensional, are finally morphing into well rounded humans.... Especially Sue the Heck daughter. Sue is starting to see life as it really is..... she is shedding the Pollyanna ideals - yet slowly.... Sue is finally thinking outside of the box without help from others.... Brick the youngest son who has always been "strange" is starting to come into his own. Where as his family was always there to protect him and make excuses, Brick is finally emerging as "this is me and I do not care if you like me or if it makes me popular" .... He is accepting his "oddness" and others will too. Eldest son Axel has finally also realized Mom and Dad will not be there to clean up my messes anymore... A recent episode where he realizes he is graduating and needs a REAL JOB if he ever wants to achieve success or happiness hit him like a ton of bricks.... As the kids age and mature with dating and learning how to be adults the parents Frankie and Mike are left to deal with their children growing up as well with the impending "empty nest syndrome" ... A recent episode featured a baby and it appeared the writers were setting us up for a late in life pregnancy for Frankie-However in my opionion that would be the "jump the shark" moment.... the fact that Frankie and Mike thought it would be nice to once again have a baby around we think they realized that waiting a few more years to have grand children may be the most practical response..... Overall I will say kudos to this cast ....not many family sitcoms last this long. Even Roseanne stumbled in its last few seasons as cast left the show or we were delivered crazy story lines....The Middle is a gem and congratulations on an early Season 9 renewal....

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