Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
"The 100th" - Marking the 100th episode milestone of "The Middle," the citizens of Orson, Indiana celebrate the Orsontennial - the town's 100th anniversary. During this momentous event, Frankie and Mike find themselves begrudgingly trying to drive a giant cow float in the parade; Axl, Sean and Darrin resurrect Boss Co. and attempt to make some big bucks by setting up a VIP area to view the festivities; Sue, still crushing on Darrin, tries to make him jealous by pretending to be dating Brad again; and Brick tries to earn himself a place in Orson history by entering a contest to come up with the town's new motto, which will be used for the next 100 years, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/23/13)
"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 Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert, Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, John Gammon as Darrin, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Pat Finn as Bill Norwood, Christiann Castellanos as Angel, Charles C. Stevenson as old Hoosier, Lyn Mahler as Kristen Rice and Ari Welkom as Ron Cougar Mellencamp.
"The 100th" was written by David S. Rosenthal and directed by Blake T. Evans.
9:31-10:00 p.m., ET
"Sleepless in Orson" - Frankie and Mike become concerned about Brick when he starts expressing a host of irrational fears spawned by a constant stream of news alerts showing up on his refurbished iPad. Meanwhile, Sue is both disgusted and intrigued when Derrick Glossner continues to surprise her with spontaneous kisses, and when Darrin attempts his own spinoff of Boss Co, Axl and Sean successfully shut down the new operation but end up having to finish the difficult job that their competition had started, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/8/14)
Guest starring are Dave Foley as Dr. Fulton, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, John Gammon as Darrin, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Christiann Castellanos as Angel, David R. Chandler as Derrick Glossner, Gibson Bobby Sjobeck as diaper Glossner, Bill Stevenson as Reggie and Jake McLean as Calvin.
"Sleepless in Orson" was written by Roy Brown and directed by Blake T. Evans.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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