The Middle Braces for Richard Kind as Sue's Orthodontist

Sue Heck’s teeth will have their coming-out party on Season 6 of The Middle — and Richard Kind has been tapped to lead the festivities.

The veteran character actor (Luck, Spin City) will guest-star in the ABC comedy’s Sept. 24 season premiere as the orthodontist for the Heck family’s ebullient middle child, though the procedure won’t exactly be straightforward.

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As previously reported in Matt’s Inside Line, Sue gets her braces removed despite the “protests” of Kind’s character — and “as it turns out, maybe she and Mom should have paid more mind to the expert.”

Executive producer Eileen Heisler tells TVLine, however, that “Sue has had her braces for a long time — and she’s had enough. Of course, there are going to be consequences, but people who are ready for Sue’s mouth to grow up a little will not be disappointed.”

Stoked to see Sue’s unencumbered grill? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. torimelching says:

    I am all for Richard Kind, odd that it isn’t Jack McBrayer though. The dentist we have seen and Frankie’s boss.

  2. Nicole says:

    I LOVE this show so much. I bet something goes wrong and the braces have to go back on!

  3. Kristina says:

    Yes! Excellent addition!

  4. Nancy says:

    Please just let something go Sue’s way– She deserves it!

  5. jo says:

    may the universe help the girls on set with Richard around lol. He is a dirty old man.