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THE MIDDLE Preview: December 2 on ABC

"The Diaper Incident" - While shopping for baby diapers for Sue, who has run out of them on a baby-sitting job, Frankie is completely humiliated when a clerk assumes she's shopping for adult diapers. Meanwhile, after getting on Mike's case to get a physical exam because she thinks men tend to fall apart faster than women as they age, Frankie proceeds to throw out her back and hides it from Mike, who tells her he received a clean bill of health from the doctor; a clueless Sue falls for Axl's friend, Sean, who barely notices her existence; and Brick begins to test all of the age-old urban legends parents tell their kids - such as not to swallow a watermelon seed for fear one will grow in their belly - after discovering Frankie has used these white lies on him in the past, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/6/10)

"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue, Atticus Shaffer as Brick and Chris Kattan as Bob.

Guest starring are Blaine Saunders as Carly, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, J. Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Victor Samuel Lopez as stock boy and Judith Drake as old lady.

"The Diaper Incident" was written by Vijal Patel and directed by Wendey Stanzler.

"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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