ABC has cancelled The Middle. The already renewed ninth season will be the last in the sitcom’s run, stopping short of a landmark Season 10, EW reports:
“We sat down with the cast at the end of last year,” explained executive producer Eileen Heisler to EW. “It was important to have a year to say goodbye. We want to be able to tell all the stories.”
“It’s a family show,” added executive producer DeAnn Heline. “We could keep going for 10 more years with new relationships. We could go another 10 years.”
While the slow walk to the cancellation graveyard has officially begun, the producers have known the sitcom’s endgame for a while, says Heline:
“We started having an idea a couple of years ago and honed it more in the last year.”
“It will be true to our show. It’s an end that fans will like.”
Are you sad or happy about The Middle‘s cancellation? What are your hopes for the ninth and final season?
I’ve watched since Day 1 and still enjoy as much as I enjoyed on Day1. Wish it COULD go on another 10 years. Will miss
Artie Sterling says
Sorry to see it end. Watched every season. Would be nice to see some of the actors in future sitcoms.
Michelle Mamo says
It’s my favorite tv show I’m so upset. I will miss it
FORTUNATLY this info doesn’t effect my life. 21 of our friends entire families BOYCOTTED ABC after they disgracefully cancelled LAST MAN STANDING! For political differences. Tim Allen used his 1st amendment rights and ABC fired him for it so OVER 100 ppl we know stopped watching ABC an in extension The Middle MONTH AGO. Sorry for everyone else. The middle was my 3nd favorite after the Goldberg’s.
You. Are an idiot. And so are your friends. Are you paid by Tim Allen? Does Tim Allen’s life alter yours in ANY way? Moron.
Sharon Dodd says
I agree with you!!!
Anyone else notice the TOP rated shows are being cancelled and the worst shows are staying? Its all about the money to them. Taking our kids off tv has opened their eyes to a whole nother world. Its great. I suggest everyone try it. Plan an evening away from the tv. They’ll resist at first but then they’ll really enjoy it. FAMILY TIME W TALKING NOT WATCHING.
This is one of the few shows I will watch reruns of. abc is canceling another good show that is finally maturing into a great show.
This is why the “Big 3” are failing to attract and keep viewers. This was one of the best family shows of all time and thank heaven it will live on thanks to Hulu. I guess there just wasn’t enough nudity and violence for the corporate losers that make these decisions. The Middle was an oasis in the entertainment and intellectual wasteland that is ABC. You got rid of The Middle and Last Man Standing and now you have nothing worth watching. Goodbye ABC!!
steve stone says
Don’t want it to end, but as is always said, “All good things must come to an end”.
I’ll definitely miss it. 🙁
Not funny anymore. Won’t be missed in our house.
Fantastic show. I think the kids are just getting too old and the premise is being lost. I imagine they want to go on to other work as well. Loved every episode.. nice to see a sitcom where everyone’s not well-off and rich.
Seeing a lot of anger here from a few of you mortals, for no reason. Simply put, this show has run it’s course, with two of the kids being full grown adults now, and you can’t have Brick carry the whole show.
Best thing they could do with a long running show like this, is to know it’s the last year going into it, and write an ending accordingly.
Even on it’s worst day though, “The Middle” was a better show than any of the so-called “reality” dragonshit that seems to dominate the schedule at ABC & so many other networks. So maybe you people mourning over the loss of Tim Allen’s right wing propaganda show should think about the union-busting, cheap labor mentality which spawns all this corporate media love of “reality” crap, over paying creative people to write, produce, and act quality television.
Poor Tim, he supported the very policies which killed his show off. Hope his fans like that Shark Tank crap in his old time slot.
Mary Lou Andrea says
The Middle was so well written with a perfect cast. I enjoyed every episode because it brought back great memories of my own childhood which seemed to mirror this sitcom. I loved my childhood and I thank the cast and producers for creating such a refreshing TV show. I was hoping that it would continue on with the growth of the kids and grandkids, etc. I hope you will write another sitcom just like the Middle!!
The Middle wa sone of my favorites also..but..it wasn’t desreved of a rating..and unfortunately people today want to see Agenda driven tv shows..boobs,interracial relationships and a far left storyline exhibiting the very socialist lifestyle they lead..this is why so many are cutting the cord and going to Roku and other media streaming devices..before long the far left will be the only people watching cable tv shows..the programming will be in perfect tne to their Agenda and beliefs..it would be funny if it were not so sad.
So sad to see this beautifully written and acted show end, best show on the telly in my opinion. Miles and miles better than the awful Modern Family with its thoroughly unlikable characters. With The Middle every character is completely loveable; okay, maybe not the Glossner kids but I still love them anyway.
Wish this was carrying on for many years yet, my whole family will miss this show.
loved the and will miss it. it is a shame it was canceled would love to see more