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The Middle Scares Up a Twilight Zone Homage, With Brick as Rod Serling

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man — and Brick Heck will take you there this fall.

Season 7 of ABC’s The Middle will serve up a three-part Halloween episode à la the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone, with the Hecks’ youngest child (played by Atticus Shaffer) channeling the iconic Rod Serling.

“The Halloween episode is going to be really fun because we’re doing a little Twilight Zone homage,” The Middle executive producer Eileen Heisler tells TVLine. “We’re playing with our storytelling a bit and telling three [stories] involving different people. We’re really excited about that.”

As for her pick to narrate the proceedings, “Who would be Rod Serling but of course Brick?!” Heisler remarks.

The special Halloween outing also marks the return of a recurring character who will have last been spied almost exactly a year prior. “Brooke Shields is returning as [Orson neighbor] Rita Glossner,” Heisler shares, “which is always fun.” (With reporting by Ryan Schwartz)

Do you look forward to The Middle exploring the fifth dimension, with Brick as your guide?

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  1. j says:

    Well, I guess it’s nice to know that someone on the writing staff for “The Middle” has seen at least one Treehouse of Horror.

  2. N says:

    I can’t wait! I love Halloween & The Middle!

  3. Concerned says:

    Patricia heatons scary political views are enough horror for me #boycotthate

  4. kay says:

    We just love the Hecks . We can’t wait for the new season to start. It’s about time they show a real American family on primetime. Go Hecks!!!

    • AllAmerican! says:

      Real American family right! I mean they are just like Sarah Pailin, they’ve got that retarded boy Brick and the names are similar too Trig! Gotta stick to one syllable so it’s easy to say when drinkin.

  5. Norman Stanley says:

    Can’t wait to watch these episodes The Middle is very funny

  6. Mom of Mr. Tran K says:

    That kid is really ugly. Same goes for the one playing the daughter.

  7. Tom says:

    The bigger question will be what will happen in February/March when Sue will supposedly only be turning 19 on her leap year birthday when that is an impossibility.

  8. Terese says:

    CAN. NOT. WAIT. So excited for a new season of one my favorite shows!

  9. LynnH says:

    The physical comedy on this show is just fantastic. The scenes where all the family members are running around the house – their comedic timing is perfection. Nothing ever feels scripted, The Middle is a joy to watch.

  10. Diane says:

    Love The Middle and Halloween can’t wait for the new season to start!!!!!!

  11. George says:

    The most incredibly underrated show on American television today. Funny, likeable, real, but not sappy. A joy for the entire family!