ABC has renewed its family comedy series, 'The Middle' starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn for a fifth season.
The fourth season premiered to over nine million viewers which is great for a comedy series on ABC. However, the series has been hovering around the six-eight million mark for the entire season. The upcoming fifth season will see the series hit the 100 episode mark on its fourth episode.
Here is a list of the last-five aired episodes:
18 - The Name - March 27 - 6.90 million viewers
19 - The Bachelor - April 3 - 7.22 million viewers
20 - Dollar Days - April 10 - 7.55 million viewers
21 - From Orson With Love - May 1 - 7.41 million viewers
22 - Hallelujah Hoedown - May 8 - 6.80 million viewers
The season four finale will air on May 22, 2013. No word on how many episodes have been ordered yet but the usual 24 seems accurate.