Premiering in 2009 here’s exploring the chances of the fan-favourite sitcom being renewed once again.
For nine years, ‘The Middle’ warmed the hearts of fans all over the world. Airing first in 2009 on ABC, the sitcom followed the lives of a middle-aged, middle-class couple, Frankie and Mike Heck, who live in the middle of the country with their family of three children – Axl, Sue, and Brick. In 2017, the show declared it was wrapping up the lives of the Hecks and that season 9’s last episode would be the last of all of ‘The Middle’ episodes, disappointing fans who were left wanting for more. But 2021 seems to be the year of many revivals and reboots, and so we thought about exploring the likelihood of renewal or return, or even ‘The Middle’ reboot.
- ‘The Middle’ Season 9: The story so far
- When could ‘The Middle’ Season 10 be releasing?
- The likelihood of ‘The Middle’ reboot
‘The Middle’ Season 9: The story so far
In the ninth season, Frankie is trying to come to terms with Axl moving away, while Mike reassures her. Axl comes home after a post-graduation trip to Europe. He and Lexie are in a serious relationship. Sue and Sean, meanwhile, are in a “well-they, won’t-they” relationship. In flash-forward scenes in the last episode, it is revealed that Axl marries and has three kids, all boys, who are as careless and bratty to him as he was to his parents. Sue and Sean finally marry, and Brick has become a successful author.
When could ‘The Middle’ Season 10 be releasing?
Even with many storylines, the show could still follow after season 9, ‘The Middle’ Season 10 will not be returning. In spite of the good ratings, the creators of the show had taken a creative decision to wrap the show up in the ninth season. Co-creator Eileen Heisler said in an interview,
“It isn’t because we ran out of stories. We had a whole board of stories we never got to”.
However, the creators of the show never wanted to get to the point where we were retreading old stories, or anyone was feeling restless and wishing they were somewhere else … We feel very grateful we’ve gotten to do that, and hope we are leaving fans wanting more.
So ‘The Middle’ Season 10 will likely not be releasing, unfortunately.
The likelihood of ‘The Middle’ reboot
But what are the chances of a reboot? As good as they can get, really. In an interview with “Deadline”, Heisler teased viewers about envisioning ‘The Middle’ reboot in 10 years. It’s 10 years of waiting, but it’s something! Besides a reboot, when the show ended in 2018, hopes were pinned on a Sue-focused spin-off. But the spin-off did not work out, disappointing fans all the more. But the coming year seems to be full of reboots and renewals anyway. Who’s to say ‘The Middle‘ doesn’t get picked for a return after all? Fingers crossed.