Ed Asner in "The Middle" (Richard Foreman/ABC)

Ed Asner on ‘The Middle,’ Older Actors and Reuniting With Betty White

Tonight, TV legend Ed Asner — best known for playing gruff newsman Lou Grant in the “Mary Tyler Moore” show and later in the drama “Lou Grant” — will be “inundating” viewers, in his words, on two hit sitcoms. First, on ABC’s “The Middle,” he plays the old saw editor of the local paper who […]

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Neil Flynn in "The Middle" (Richard Foreman/ABC)

‘The Middle’: Neil Flynn on Acting With the Kids and the Volkswagen Episode

In his third year as Mike, the patriarch of the Heck family on ABC’s “The Middle,” Neil Flynn has played the rock that anchors all of the craziness that buzzes around Indiana’s funniest family. After eight years as the off-kilter Janitor on “Scrubs”, a role where he improvised much of his dialogue, he plays a […]

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Ratings: ‘Idol’ Maintains Rebound for Second Week, Wins Night for Fox

“American Idol,” which stabilized last week after a period of declining ratings, stayed on an even keel Wednesday night and pushed Fox to an overall win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.

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Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Down 27% in Return, Still Tops Night

“American Idol,” the nation’s perennially top rated show, was down 27 percent from last season’s premiere in its return to the Fox schedule Wednesday, according to preliminary numbers.

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