ABC has renewed the hit comedy series The Middle for next season.
The show is currently in its eighth season on the network. Since its
debut in 2009 when it helped launch ABC's hit Wednesday night comedy
block, The Middle has been a strong performer and a dependable
anchor in the 8 o'clock hour. In its move this season from Wednesday to
Tuesday night in the 8:00 p.m. anchor position, The Middle
launched yet another successful comedy block, with ABC claiming
Tuesday's top comedies this season. Improving its half-hour by 22% year
to year with Total Viewers, The Middle is ABC's most watched comedy in the Tuesday time period in 5 years - since 2011-12 with the debut season of Last Man Standing.