ABC is yet to renew The Middle for Season 9

The release date for The Middle Season 9 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Middle Season 9 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Storyline and cast

The Middle is an American comedy television series created by the former Roseanne and Murphy Brown writers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline and produced by Blackie and Blondie Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series follows a middle-class family in Indiana, with its daily struggles of managing work, home and raising children. It has received numerous award nominations in the 6 years that it has been on the air. Season 8 of the Middle was moved to Tuesday nights from its staple time slot on Wednesdays and premiered on ABC on October 11, 2016.

Devoted wife and mother, Frankie (Patricia Heaton), is a middle-class, middle-age, Midwestern American woman who is a true superhero of the 21st century. Her children are: popular, but under-motivated jock, Axl- a socially awkward but enthusiastic daughter, Sue- and an introverted and very intelligent youngest son, Brick. Frankie uses her sense of humor to steer her family through life’s ups and downs, at the same time tackling her career goals as a dental assistant and trying to get more affection out of her husband, Mike, who is the stabilizing influence of the family. The characters have grown with their viewers - in season 8 Axl is about to graduate college, and Brick is in high school.

Ongoing season, reviews and ratings

Since the show first aired in 2009 it has had a very stable viewer base. Its ratings, however, have dropped somewhat since the first season, which doesn’t seem to have any significant effect on the producers’ enthusiasm. The current eighth season premiered to 6.78 million same day viewers, which is far from being disturbingly low, yet is a meaningful decline from the last season`s premiere ratings of 8.21 million fans. Although there has not been any news from ABC on the fate of the series, well-written, relatable comedies about working-class families have always been popular in the US, and we expect to see The Middle season 9 commissioned in the future.

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