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Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4:00PM EDT
The Middle spinoff casts SNL alum Finesse Mitchell
Two days after landing his first standup special on Showtime, Mitchell has found another gig. According to TVLine, the 2003-06 Saturday Night Live cast member Mitchell is boarding The Middle spinoff as "a bartender with a big heart who works at the same hotel" as Sue Heck.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
The Middle's Sue Heck spinoff will find her working in a hotel
The spinoff, titled Sue Sue in the City, has added New Zealand-born actress Kimberley Crossman to its cast as a chef and Sue's hotel co-worker.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
The Middle spinoff adds Sue Heck's best friend and reveals its title: Sue Sue in the City
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Eden Sher's Sue Heck spinoff will have two "Sues" in the title because she was born "Sue Sue." Additionally, Sue's best friend Brad Bottig, played by Brock Ciarlelli, will join her on the spinoff. Ciarlelli appeared in 56 episodes of The Middle, or a little more than a quarter of its 215 episodes. His character came out as gay midway through the show's run. The spinoff will focus on Sue's ups and downs as she leaves Orson, Indiana for young adulthood and a career in Chicago.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 2:00PM EDT
The Middle's Eden Sher to visit Superstore
Sher, who is filming a spinoff pilot of The Middle, will guest on the NBC comedy as a potential employee.
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
The Middle alum Atticus Shaffer admits he was "hurt" by plans for a Sue Heck-centered spinoff
Source: Digital Spy
In a candid Facebook post, Shaffer said he was "really hurt" that he wasn't informed about the spinoff, learning about it through "publicity." Shaffer quoted co-creator Eileen Heisler as saying that in the media that Sue Heck was the best of the three kids for a spinoff. "It didn't hurt that Eden (Sher) got the spin-off from the show. Good for her. It does happen in this business," he wrote. "But, no one spoke and then a statement that basically says that Eden was the better of the three kids...that hurt."
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
ABC officially orders The Middle spinoff pilot starring Eden Sher
ABC has given a pilot production commitment to the single-camera spinoff s that finds Sue Heck leaving small-town Indiana for young adulthood in the big city of Chicago. The Middle creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline are writing the pilot.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Eden Sher: We're shooting The Middle spinoff pilot
ABC is apparently moving forward with a spinoff of The Middle revolving around Sher's Sue Heck, plans of which were first revealed in May. "We are shooting a pilot," Sher tells TVLine. "I hope it gets picked up. I think it’s going to be great.” ABC hasn't confirmed news of the pilot. The Middle ended its nine-season run in May with a flash-forward of Sue's post-college life married to neighbor Sean. TVLine speculates that The Middle spinoff, should it be picked up to series, could air after Roseanne spinoff The Conners.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
The Middle may get an ABC spinoff starring Eden Sher
Sher's Sue Heck character could star in a potential spinoff from The Middle creators. According to Deadline, "The concept for the series is still being honed in, with a couple of other writers from the original series expected to join Heline and Heisler. The project is still in development, with a pilot possibly filming in late October. If picked up to series right away, that would put it in contention for a midseason 2019 launch. ABC also could opt to consider it with the rest of its 2019 pilots for the 2019-20 season."
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 10:11PM EST
The Middle’s Eden Sher wishes the show would at least acknowledge real-world politics
“We’re in a unique position of being this one show that really appeals to everyone regardless of your political beliefs,” says Sher. “I think it would’ve been good, at least in a subtle way, to hint at some kind of political change. A way to make some kind of statement of, ‘We don’t think this. We don’t think that.’ A simple way to get through to people.” But she adds that The Middle “exists in its own world and you can’t look at it as a reflection on the actual issues that are happening…I have to accept that The Middle is a different beast.”