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ABC Passes on Sue Heck-Led ‘The Middle’ Spinoff

  • The Wrap
ABC has decided not to pick up the Sue Heck-led “The Middle” spinoff starring Eden Sher, an individual with knowledge of the decision tells TheWrap.

The comedy, titled “Sue Sue in the City,” was set to follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck (Sher), as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago.

As TheWrap reported in May, ABC was in development on a Sher-led spinoff shortly after the single-camera comedy wrapped its nine-season run, though at the time no deals were in place. ABC ordered a pilot of the spinoff in August.

Also Read: 'The Middle' Spinoff to Reunite Brad Bottig With Sue Heck

Brock Ciarelli — who appeared on 56 episodes of the sitcom as Brad Bottig, Sue’s best friend — joined the project last month as part of the spinoff’s main cast.
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ABC’s ‘The Middle’ Spinoff Adds ‘Silicon Valley’ Actor Chris Diamantopoulos

  • The Wrap
ABC’s ‘The Middle’ Spinoff Adds ‘Silicon Valley’ Actor Chris Diamantopoulos
Chris Diamantopoulos has joined the cast of ABC’s “The Middle” spinoff as a series regular.

The “Silicon Valley” actor will play Nick, the mercurial, charming and rich owner of the hotel that Sue Heck (Eden Sher) now works at in Chicago.

Sher, the breakout star of the nine-season ABC family comedy, stars in the untitled spinoff (formerly titled “Sue Sue in the City”) as the eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city.

The Middle” creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline wrote and executive produced the pilot, which hails from the duo’s Blackie and Blondie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The spinoff will reunite Sher with Brock Ciarelli, who appeared in 56 episodes
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‘The Middle’ Spinoff to Reunite Brad Bottig With Sue Heck

  • The Wrap
ABC has given its Sue Heck-led spinoff of “The Middle” a title, and added her Bff Brad as a series regular.

Brock Ciarelli, who appeared in 56 episodes on the ABC sitcom as Brad Bottig, the best friend of Eden Sher’s Sue Heck, will be joining the spinoff — now titled “Sue in the City” — as part of the main cast.

Led by Sher, the comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck, as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago.

Also Read: Roseanne 'Staying Neutral' About 'The Conners' Spinoff: 'I Got to Stay in the Middle or I'll Go Dark' (Audio)

As TheWrap reported in May, ABC was in development on a Sher-led spinoff shortly after the single-camera comedy wrapped its nine-season run, though at the time no deals were in place.
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‘The Lion Guard’ Raids Broadway For Guest Voices On Disney Junior Toon

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Here’s your morning report: A host of Broadway actors have been recruited for guest voice roles on Season 3 of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard.

Among those headed from the Main Stem to the Pride Lands are Christopher Jackson and Heather Headley, who will perform a duet in reprising their respective roles as Makini the mandrill’s parents Fikiri and Kitendo from the original Lion King Broadway show. Also set are Michael Luwoye (Hamilton) as Askari, the original leader of the Lion Guard; J. Elaine Marcos (Gettin’ the Band Back Together) as Yuki, the matriarch of a snow monkey troop; and Kimiko Glenn (Waitress) as Chuluun, a cunning snow leopard. Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) also voices the recurring Lion Guard role of Dhahabum a golden zebra.

The Lion Guard continues the storytelling of The Lion King and follows the adventures of Kion (Max Charles), the second-born cub of
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Still Sad About The Middle's Last Season? Well, a Sue Heck Spinoff Is Coming to ABC

  • Popsugar
Although ABC's The Middle recently ended after an admirable nine-season run - the now-canceled Roseanne reboot took away its Tuesday night time slot - it seems Sue Heck is finally getting her due. Similarly to how Black-ish spawned a spinoff about eldest daughter Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) in Grown-ish, The Middle has given way to a spinoff that will follow Sue, played by Eden Sher.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will focus on "the 20-something adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in Chicago." The last season of The Middle, which ended on May 22, was the perfect showcase for the character, who we got to see deal with romantic relationships while finishing her final year of college.

Just like the original show, the as-yet-untitled comedy is being steered
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Pete the Cat: New Animated Kids Series Coming to Amazon (Video)

Meet Pete the Cat. Today, Amazon announced their new TV show, Pete the Cat, will debut in September.

Based on the best-selling children's books, the animated series "is a fun, musically driven series about exploring your world and trying new things, while being smart, accepting, and optimistic." The voice cast includes Jacob Tremblay, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Jessica Biel, Atticus Shaffer, and KT Tunstall.

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‘Pete The Cat’: Trailer & Premiere Date For Amazon Toon Series Starring Jacob Tremblay

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‘Pete The Cat’: Trailer & Premiere Date For Amazon Toon Series Starring Jacob Tremblay
Kids and parents have read about his new shoes and his groovy buttons, now Pete the Cat is coming to life in a new animated series. Amazon Studios today set a September 21 premiere date and released the first trailer for the show starring Jacob Tremblay as the voice of kidlit’s cool blue feline. Check it out above, along with the key art below.

Pete the Cat features original music from Grammy-winning spouses Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, who also voice Pete’s parents. Jessica Biel, Atticus Shaffer and musician KT Tunstall also star in the music-driven series about exploring your world and trying new things while being smart, accepting, and optimistic.

Season 1 of Pete the Cat highlights themes of self-discovery. Pete stays cool as he tries new things, sets out for picture day, writes his first song, learns to surf and even has his first performance for his band.
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'The Middle' Is Getting a Spin-Off Show About Daughter Sue Heck and We Couldn't Be More Excited

ABC's hit sitcom The Middle sadly ended after nine seasons in May, but now the network has announced that a spin-off show about daughter Sue Heck is in the works! On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Entertainment Weekly revealed that ABC has offically greenlit the project and actress Eden Sher will reprise her role as awkward middle Heck daughter, Sue, in the upcoming series.  "Cue the Sue happy dance. More Sue Heck is on the way. The series follows the twenty-something adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson, [In] to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago," ABC said in a statement.  (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The Middle creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline will also serve as writers and executive producers on the yet-to-be-titled spin-off series. The Middle previously premiered back in September 2009 and followed
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Still Sad About The Middle's Last Season? Well, a Sue Heck Spinoff Is Coming to ABC

Although ABC's The Middle recently ended after an admirable nine-season run - the now-canceled Roseanne reboot took away its Tuesday night time slot - it seems Sue Heck is finally getting her due. Similarly to how Black-ish spawned a spinoff about eldest daughter Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) in Grown-ish, The Middle has given way to a spinoff that will follow Sue, played by Eden Sher.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will focus on "the 20-something adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in Chicago." The last season of The Middle, which ended on May 22, was the perfect showcase for the character, who we got to see deal with romantic relationships while finishing her final year of college.

Just like the original show, the as-yet-untitled comedy is being steered
See full article at BuzzSugar »

‘The Middle’ Spinoff Ordered to Pilot at ABC

  • The Wrap
ABC has officially ordered the long-discussed “The Middle” spinoff to pilot.

Led by Eden Sher, the untitled comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago.

The Middle” creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline will write and executive produce the pilot, which hails from the duo’s Blackie and Blondie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Also Read: 'The Middle' Star Eden Sher Says Spinoff Pilot Is Underway

As TheWrap reported in May, ABC was in development on a Sher-led spinoff shortly after the single-camera comedy wrapped its nine-season run, though at the time no deals were in place.

Premiering in 2009, “The Middle” starred Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn as a middle-class couple raising their three kids in the fictional town of Orson,
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‘The Middle’ Star Eden Sher Says Spinoff Pilot Is Underway

  • The Wrap
The Sue-centric spinoff of ABC’s “The Middle” is heading toward the pilot stage, according to star Eden Sher.

A script from “The Middle” co-creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline is in the works, and the network is preparing to shoot a pilot, Sher said in an interview with TVLine at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

As TheWrap reported in May, ABC was in development on a Sher-led spinoff shortly after the single-camera comedy wrapped its nine-season run, though at the time no deals were in place. ABC declined to comment on the current status of the spinoff.

Also Read: ABC Eyes 'The Middle' Spinoff With Eden Sher

The series finale showed a flash-forward revealing that Sue Heck (Sher) would eventually be married to next-door neighbor Sean Donahue (Beau Wirick), but Sher told TVLine that it’s unlikely she’ll be married in the spinoff.

“I don’t
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ABC Eyes ‘The Middle’ Spinoff Starring Eden Sher

ABC Eyes ‘The Middle’ Spinoff Starring Eden Sher
ABC is eyeing a spinoff of “The Middle” from creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, TheWrap has learned.

The potential series would revolve around Sue Heck, the character played by Eden Sher, though no deals are in place. No further details were immediately available, and both ABC and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment.

The news comes just a week after “The Middle” wrapped its nine-season run on the network, with a series finale showing Heck getting married to next-door neighbor Sean Donahue, played by Beau Wirick.

First premiering in 2009, “The Middle” starred Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn as a middle-class couple raising their three kids in the fictional town of Orson, Indiana. Charlie McDermott and Atticus Shaffer also starred.

The single-camera comedy was a reliable performer for the network, which recently lost its most-watched show,
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Emmy Awards spotlight: ‘The Middle’ series finale blends humor and heart

Emmy Awards spotlight: ‘The Middle’ series finale blends humor and heart
“It’s the end of an era,” declares a teary-eyed Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) near the end of the series finale of ABC sitcom “The Middle.” Indeed, the last episode of the long-running show, which aired on May 22, marks the departure of one of the network’s most consistently-excellent, flagship family comedies from the airwaves. Debuting in the same season as the network’s breakout, critical-darling “Modern Family,” “The Middle” always seemed overshadowed by its sitcom sibling in the clamor for awards recognition. With its pitch-perfect and satisfying final episode, though, “The Middle” should finally receive its due as a bona fide Emmy contender.

For nine seasons, “The Middle” chronicled the hilarious and always relatable foibles of the working-class Heck family, who live in the fictional town of Orson, Indiana. Sitcom pros Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”) helmed the cast as Frankie and Mike, the overworked and
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The Middle

Network: ABCEpisodes: 215 (half-hour)Seasons: NineTV show dates: September 30, 2009 -- May 22, 2018Series status: EndedPerformers include: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan, Peter Breitmayer, and Brian Doyle-Murray.TV show description:      Living in the small town of Orson, Indiana (the "middle" of the country), Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) is a supermom. She's kept busy wrangling three quirky kids, trying to keep her husband on track and working to sell cars for a local dealership. Unfortunately, she doesn't do any of the jobs in a way that makes her very proud.At work, she's the third best salesperson but there's only three salespeople and she consistently fails to make a sale. Her grumpy boss, Mr. Ehlert (Brian Doyle-Murray), is constantly threatening to fire her. Her friend and
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‘The Middle’ Series Finale: ABC’s Fond Farewell To America’s Beloved TV Family Is One “Heck Of A Ride”

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Spoiler Alert: This article contains details about the series finale of The Middle.

The time has come for another beloved TV family to depart the airwaves and become a benchmark in pop culture history. Tonight, we said goodbye to the quirky and heartwarming antics of the Hecks from The Middle. Created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, the nine seasons of the popular ABC family sitcom came to an end with a two-part finale appropriately titled “A Heck of a Ride.”

The big finale starts in the dark — yes the dark. Axl (Charlie McDermott) enters Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike’s (Neil Flynn) room as they are asleep and makes the announcement that he has decided to take the job in Denver. After his announcement, there is a silence between the parents until Frankie starts to comedically sob and finds comfort in the cookies she keeps bedside — cookies that Mike also partakes in.
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How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons

  • Variety
How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons
The last nine years have been one heck of a ride for “The Middle” cast and executive producers.

Series creators DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler don’t even want audiences to pardon the pun when they turn on ABC to watch the middle-America family comedy one last time on May 22 and see that the series finale title is simply that — “A Heck of a Ride.”

“One thing that’s very important to us is to think about our fans and to think about us and think about an ending that’s appropriate to the show we’ve always been,” Heisler tells Variety. “Personally, I don’t think the point of a finale is to shock [the audience]. I think that you really want to honor the show and give people an [episode] that is closer to a typical one, while being exciting, than something that veers off in another direction.”

The Middle” was
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The Middle Episode 200 Recap: Was It Udderly Great for You?

The Middle Episode 200 Recap: Was It Udderly Great for You?
The Middle celebrated its 200th episode Tuesday by commemorating a much smaller milestone achieved by the town that Frankie & Co. call home.

PhotosThe Middle Pilot Revisited: ‘Super’ Frankie, Touchy Feely Brick and More

Early on in “The 200th,” Nancy and Ron Donahue dropped by the Hecks to inform them that Orson had just been named one of the top 200 cities in Indiana, coming in at… No. 200. To mark the occasion, the town’s upcoming cow rededication ceremony — thrown by none other than Frankie’s former boss Mr. Ehlert — would double as a celebration of Orson’s having made the list.
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Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan

Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan
The Performer | Chris Sullivan

The Show | This Is Us

The Episode | “Number Two” (Nov. 21)

The Performance | Going through a heartbreak is painful. Being the person supporting someone going through a heartbreak — while simultaneously experiencing your own major emotional pain — can be worse. And in Tuesday’s This Is Us, Sullivan did a first-rate job of conveying just how hard Toby was working to comfort Kate after her miscarriage.

The NBC series often relies on Sullivan for comic relief, especially in the midst of Pearson family turmoil (and to varied effect). But when it was time for upset and disappointment in Toby’s own family,
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‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer

  • The Wrap
‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer
The Middle” just added to its back-end. ABC has ordered an additional two episodes to the ninth and final season of the sitcom, bringing the show’s total order to 24 episodes for the 2017-18 season. “The Middle,” which stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer, will air its landmark 200th episode on Dec. 5. Also Read: 'The Middle' Star Patricia Heaton on End of Show Amid Trump Era: 'Our Timing Really Sucks' “The Middle” is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
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The Middle: Season Nine Viewer Votes

Does the last leg of the Hecks' journey travel the middle way, in the ninth season of The Middle TV show on ABC? As we know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Middle is cancelled or renewed for season 10. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because of that, some viewers were frustrated that their viewing habits and opinions weren't considered, before the decision was made to end The Middle with season nine. We care what you think, so we invite you to rate all episodes from the ninth and final season of The Middle for us, below. An ABC sitcom, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The comedy centers on the Heck family. Frankie (Heaton) and Mike
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