ABC's 'The Middle' To End After Upcoming Season

August 3, 2017

USA Today

They've reached the end. EW is reporting that the ABC sitcom The Middle will end after the 2017-18 season

The show follows the middle-class Heck family living in Indiana. Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn star in the sitcom, which has already aired on ABC for 8 seasons. It premiered in September 2009. 

The show's executive producer Eileen Heisler told EW that they sat down with the cast after the show's 8th season about the show's future. They want to be able to tell all the stories in the final year as they say goodbye.

The show actually premiered at the same time as Modern Family did. Modern Family became insanely popular, and has averaged more than 10 million viewers for each season of its run. The Middle has remained a solid show for the network. The show has averaged around 8 million viewers for much of its run. 

The show's 9th and final season will premiere on October 3.