The Middle Season 8, 9, 10? The Cancellation Reaper has just choked on his coffee.
The ABC sitcom enters its seventh season Sept. 23, but there’s no plans to end the show yet, exec producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler confirmed during a chat with THR:
Given that this is the show’s seventh season, do you have any sort of endgame planned yet, or do you just plan to keep playing until someone calls time?
Heline: You mean until someone kicks us out? [Laughs.] You know, it’s weird, because you always start out the season saying, “Well, this will probably be the last year.” But then you get going and get into it, and in our writer’s room, there are still so many stories up on the board that we haven’t done yet.
Heisler: When the time comes, we’ll do it with aplomb. But it doesn’t feel like we’re ready to end yet.
Stay tuned to find out whether The Middle does indeed get renewed for Season 8 (and beyond), or whether the Cancellation Reaper gleefully sends it to hell…