Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Middle'

This list features the best seasons of The Middle, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which of the nine season of The Middle is the best, but each installment of the family comedy series features memorable episodes. Some seasons of The Middle focus on holiday fun and other good seasons explore the Hecks at school.

This list of The Middle seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn are the best. Season One introduced viewers to the hilarity of the Heck's home-life while later seasons highlighted the kids at high school and beyond.

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  • The Middle - Season 4
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    The fourth season of The Middle premiered on September 26, 2012, and contains 24 episodes. This season still focuses on the day-to-day life of The Hecks.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Last Whiff of Summer," "The Safe" and "Halloween III: The Driving."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Frankie goes back to school.
    • Brick gets a bunny.
    • Axl graduates from high school.

     

  • The Middle - Season 6
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    The sixth season of The Middle premiered on September 24, 2014, and contains 24 episodes. This season continues to focus on Heck family drama.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Pam Freakin' Staggs," "Thanksgiving VI" and "Hecks on a Train."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • The Hecks confront a sinkhole.
    • The Hecks take a train to South Dakota.
    • Sue gets a graduation surprise.
  • The Middle - Season 5
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    The fifth season of The Middle premiered on September 25, 2013, and contains 24 episodes. This season continues to focus on the evolution of The Hecks.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Drop Off," "The Jump" and "Hungry Games."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Axl begins college at East Indiana State University.
    • Sue gets a job at the mall.
    • The Hecks go to Walt Disney World.
  • The Middle - Season 3
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    The third season of The Middle premiered on September 21, 2011, and contains 24 episodes. This season continues to focus on everyday life in the Heck household.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Bad Choices," "Year of the Hecks" and "Forced Family Fun."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • The Hecks go camping.
    • The Hecks make New Year's resolutions.
    • Sue and Frankie get Justin Bieber tickets.