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Suddenly facing a real dearth of middle-class sitcoms that aren’t raging, gaping garbage fires on its schedule, ABC has announced that it might do the safe, sane thing, and go back for more of The Middle. (Remember The Middle? It was funny, and smart, and nobody blamed sleeping pills for their racist tweets.)…
In a recent interview with Variety, Les Charles, one of the co-creators of Cheers, reflected on the 25th anniversary of the final episode of that series and, in doing so, reflected on the inherent problem in ending sitcoms in general, zeroing in on the fact that last episodes don’t tend to be typical episodes.
Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, May 22. All times are Eastern.
Right now, even if you haven’t heard it yet, Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey’s “The Middle” is barreling toward becoming the next song that will never leave your head. It doesn’t matter if it burrows its way inside your ear canal as the result of you listening to it on purpose or as the byproduct of simply existing in…
Deadline reports that actor Neil Flynn, who’ll soon be wrapping up his nine-year tenure on ABC’s long-running family sitcom The Middle, is about to make his way back to his old home at NBC. Flynn—who starred for several years as the taciturn, ambiguously evil Janitor on NBC’s Scrubs—has signed on to co-star in Michael…
ABC’s no longer stuck in The Middle. Entertainment Weekly has gotten exclusive word that the upcoming season will be the sitcom’s last. It doesn’t sound like this was a snap decision—executive producer Eileen Heisler tells the publication that she and fellow EP DeAnn Heline ”sat down with the cast at the end of last…
The Middle may not be ABC’s buzziest comedy, but it has been on the air since 2009. In that time, the likes of Happy Endings and Trophy Wife have come and gone, but the Hecks have held strong and aren’t going away. The network announced today that it is sticking with the series for a ninth season, which, according to Deadline
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, January 10. All times are Eastern.
Christmas has come early for Black-ish, The Goldbergs, and Speechless—Variety reports ABC’s extended the episode orders for these series and several of its other new and returning comedies. Kenya Barris’ delightful sitcom and the charming Goldbergs each picked up two more episodes for a total of 24, while The Middle, …
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, December 13. All times are Eastern.
Sometimes it’s just a similar premise. Sometimes the resemblance is uncanny. But every now and then a TV episode can’t help but recall another. In Double Takes, we explore the doppelgangers of television, the unshakable connections between them, and the illuminating distinctions.
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, October 18. All times are Eastern.
The Middle: “The Show Must Go On”
The Middle: “The Show Must Go On”
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, May 18. All times are Eastern.
The Middle: “Find My Hecks”
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, May 11. All times are Eastern.
The Middle: “Not Mother’s Day”
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, May 4. All times are Eastern.