The Heck family returns to ABC tonight in a special hour-long premiere of The Middle. Titled “Forced Family Fun,” the episode follows the Hecks on a family camping trip, plus, we get a look back at Frankie and Mike’s honeymoon. The season premiere also marks the small screen reunion of Patricia Heaton and her former Everybody Loves Raymond co-star and on-screen husband Ray Romano.
Among the many shows I've been excited to see return is The Middle, a simply formatted single-camera comedy about a middle-class family. The new season kicks off with Sue (Eden Sher) anxiously preparing to start high school, Axl (Charlie McDermott) enjoying his remaining days as a life guard, and Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) nose still buried in a book. After growing tired of hearing about everybody else’s summer vacations, Frankie (Heaton) convinces Mike (Neil Flynn) that they need to go away for some family bonding time before school starts. What better way to do a vacation on a budget than a good old-fashioned camping trip? Without giving too much away, the vacation takes some unexpected turns, plus we’re given a glimpse of the Frankie and Mike’s early years through flashbacks of their camping honeymoon.
This first clip includes Ray Romano, an old friend of Mike’s who turns up unexpectedly.
And in this one, you’ll see how the Hecks play board games.
The Middle Season 3 premieres tonight, Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
Thank you for signing up to CinemaBlend. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.