The slapstick sitcom "The Middle" is about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland. It follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie (Patricia Heaton) as she tries to balance the demands of her job at a car dealership with those at home with her husband and their three kids, including youngest son Brick, whose unusual behavior makes him an outcast at school.
Frankie Heck is a superhero. Well, no, not an actual superhero - but sometimes it seems to Frankie as though getting her kids out the door for school every morning is a superheroic act.
Middle aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, this harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humor to try to get her family through each day intact.