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Walking The Set of The Middle

Take a look behind the scenes and see what it’s like walking the set of The Middle. An insider’s look at what the set of ABC TV’s show The Middle looks like in person, along with other fun articles from The Queen of Katwe Event.

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About The Middle

“The Middle” (premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 8/7c): Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. The middle-aged, middle class, and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana.

Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is the manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.

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The Middle Wardrobe Trailer

Before we were able to walk the set we took a glimpse inside a wardrobe trailer that housed all of the outfits each of the characters wear throughout the entire show, dating back to the first season. In order to keep every organized, the wardrobe specialists take a photo of the actor in the clothes and then file it in a computer system.

This allows them to be able to look back at past outfits in case they need to reshoot a scene, or just want to make sure they seem repeating an outfit. 

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A Look Inside The Middle Wardrobe Trailer

When you look into the trailer you think wow this all looks so overwhelming and you wonder how they keep things so organized. Well, that system I just told you about helps make it insanely easy, especially since they just upgraded to the computer system after having to in the past handwrite each log of the outfits in a book. 

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Walking The Set of The Middle

The set was so cool to walk through, we got to see everything in person where the family films many of their scenes. The wall had a hanging family collage that  I’m sure all of us have in our own homes. The coffee table was propped up and had everything you see on tv. The set was actually a lot bigger in person versus what you see on screen. 

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Group Shot With The Middle Cast

A Group shot with Patricia Heaton (Frankie Heck), Neil Flynn (Mike Heck), Charlie McDermott (Axl Heck), and Atticus Shaffer.

THE MIDDLE - "The Core Group" - Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April (Greer Grammer) - the love of Axl's life - but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait. Meanwhile, after getting bit by the acting bug while working at Dollywood over the summer, Sue wants to change her major to theater, and Brick is starting high school and making it his mission to try for a fresh start and not be considered one of the weird kids, on the season premiere of "The Middle" on its new night, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell) CHARLIE MCDERMOTT, GREER GRAMMER, ATTICUS SHAFFER, PATRICIA HEATON, CASEY BURKE, NEIL FLYNN, WILL GREEN, EDEN SHER,
THE MIDDLE – “The Core Group”TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell)

The Set of The Middle

It was so much fun to visit the set and meet the actors. They are so sweet and welcoming. I had a blast viewing Season 6 Premier Episode. It was so funny yet so relatable, time is always fleeting so it’s important to cherish those moments you have with your family and not take them for granted.

Get ready to laugh as we will be introduced to a family that is now growing up right before our eyes.

This year, the kids will find themselves breaking out of their comfort zones and navigating new situations than what they’re used to – which may or may not be very comforting to Frankie and Mike.

THE MIDDLE - "The Core Group" - Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April (Greer Grammer) - the love of Axl's life - but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait. Meanwhile, after getting bit by the acting bug while working at Dollywood over the summer, Sue wants to change her major to theater, and Brick is starting high school and making it his mission to try for a fresh start and not be considered one of the weird kids, on the season premiere of "The Middle" on its new night, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell) PATRICIA HEATON
THE MIDDLE – “The Core Group” -TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell) PATRICIA HEATON

The Middle Season 8 Premiere

In the season 8 premiere episode, “The Core Group,” Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April (Greer Grammer) the love of Axl’s life but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait.

Meanwhile, after getting bit by the acting bug while working at Dollywood over the summer, Sue wants to change her major to theater, and Brick is starting high school and making it his mission to try for a fresh start and not be considered one of the weird kids.

THE MIDDLE - "The Core Group" - Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April (Greer Grammer) - the love of Axl's life - but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait. Meanwhile, after getting bit by the acting bug while working at Dollywood over the summer, Sue wants to change her major to theater, and Brick is starting high school and making it his mission to try for a fresh start and not be considered one of the weird kids, on the season premiere of "The Middle" on its new night, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell) GREER GRAMMER, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE – “The Core Group” – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell) GREER GRAMMER, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT

The Middle

“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue, and Atticus Shaffer as Brick. Guest-starring are Greer Grammer as April, Casey Burke as Cindy, Will Green as Jeremy, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Matt Cornett as Duncan, Crystal Shannon as a freshman girl, Ted Stavros as freshman boy, and Martha Thatcher as a girl.

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American Housewife

Westport Zombies”. Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the “zombie” part of the run’s obstacle course.
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“American Housewife,” airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT)

Don’t miss my full post spilling the details of my trip Behind the Scenes with ABC’s American Housewife #ABCTVEvent #AmericanHousewife.

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Fresh Off The Boat

“Breaking Chains” – Eddie shows Emery the ropes on his first day of middle school, revealing that he convinced the teachers and staff into believing fake Chinese customs that provide special privileges at school. Meanwhile, Jessica is thoroughly offended when Louis hires a housekeeper to help lighten her load at home, on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” airing on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (9:00–9:30 p.m. EDT).

Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, and Chelsey Crisp as Honey.

Guest-starring are Brooke Baumer as Mrs. Uveda, Martin Morales as Janitor, Prophet Bolden as Walter, Evan Hannemann as Barefoot Dave, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Dash Williams as Brian, Alison Fernandez as Sharlene, Daniel Cudmore as Bogdan Dragomir, Melanie Hutsell as Mary, Luke Judy as Zack, Kayla Williams as Brittany and DeJean Deterville as PK.

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The Real O’neals

“The Real Dates” – We step into the O’Neals’ messy dating lives as Eileen and VP Murray’s secret dating life is about to be unraveled, Kenny jumps into the world of gay dating apps but feels discouraged after not getting enough swipes to the right, and Jimmy goes too far to declare his love for Lacey.

Meanwhile, Aunt Jodi meddles with Shannon’s love life after mistakenly thinking she needed her help, on “The Real O’Neals,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (9:30–10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Guest starring Matt Oberg as VP Murray.

“The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matt Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Aunt Jodi.

Don’t miss my full post spilling the details of my trip Behind the Scenes with ABC’s The Real O’Neals #ABCTVEvent.

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