The Middle Season 8

The Middle Stages Raymond Reunion as Brick Meets His Other Mom

Everybody loves a good casting stunt — The Middle included.

The venerable ABC comedy has recruited Monica Horan — aka Middle star Patrica Heaton’s former Everybody Loves Raymond co-star — to guest star in a spring episode as Brick’s “second” mother, TVLine has learned exclusively.

14549everybodyamydebramareQuick refresher for you semi-regular Middle watchers: It was revealed way back in Season 2 that a baby mix-up occurred at the hospital where Brick was born, and a family by the name of the Fergusons accidentally took Brick home (while the Hecks made off with the Ferguson kid). A month went by before anyone realized a terrible mistake had been made.

Well, Horan will play the never-before-seen Ferguson matriarch Anna.

The actress— who co-starred as Heaton’s BFF-turned-sister-in-law on Everybody Loves Raymond — is currently in production on the episode, which, super-fun fact, is being directed by Axl himself, Charlie McDermott.

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  1. CIP says:

    I love “The Middle”. One of those rare shows that has gotten better with age. :-)

  2. Susan says:

    This should be good!

  3. Gena says:

    Aww, yay! I always liked Amy on ‘Raymond’ — I’ll be looking forward to this episode. :)

  4. wmjindsm says:

    They will have done three Raymond reunions now, wish we could get some Scrubs reunions too! Maybe next season.

  5. Iakovos says:

    THE MIDDLE is the tortoise to most of the hares in the TV race. And we now who wins in the end! Go Patricia & Company!

  6. Tomm Huntre says:

    This is a show that doesnt get near the acclaim it deserves. The cast is superiorly cast. The writing it is dead on for each character.

  7. Mary Dacus says:

    Love The Middle.
    Best family show on TV with realistic family situations.
    Yes, I agree, some Scrubs guests would be awesome!!
    Thanks ABC!!!

  8. Ben says:

    This is going to make my family very excited! We love both shows

  9. jsm says:

    I agree that they have done a superior job letting the kids grow up .

  10. Hc says:

    Yes!!!!!! Love “The Middle”!!! Best family show ever. More people should watch it. And it got picked up for a season 9!!!!? Yay! Well deserved. Thank goodness. I was worried the move from Wednesday nights to Tuesday nights could negatively affect ratings.

  11. Judy Houston says:

    I love the whole storyline…..I think bringing ma Ferguson be fun