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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Heaton: Romano Crashes ‘Middle’ Honeymoon in ‘Raymond’ Reunion

Seems like old times! One of TV’s favorite sitcom couples – Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton – are reunited on Wednesday’s season premiere of “The Middle” (ABC, 8/7c). Romano, whose drama “Men of A Certain Age” was sent to the woodshed last month, is a special guest star on the hour-long episode. “We flash back […]

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From ‘Family’ To ‘Parks,’ Here’s Some TV That’s Free From Snark

Don’t take this the wrong way. Shows like “Seinfeld” and “Friends” are some of the most legendary comedies in television history. They were huge hits featuring classic moments starring funny people. They elevated audience expectations for sitcoms in many great ways. In one sense, however, they started an unfortuate TV trend that has been considered […]

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Norm MacDonald Visits ‘The Middle’ As One Heck Of A Brother

It promises to be one Heck of a Thanksgiving dinner when ABC’s ‘The Middle‘ invites ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Norm Macdonald over for the holiday. Macdonald will guest-star on the sophomore comedy’s Turkey Day-themed outing as Mike’s brother, Rusty. In the same episode, John Cullum (‘Northern Exposure’) will reprise his role as grandpa “Big Mike,” […]

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