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Exclusive: ABC's The Middle Recruits 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer for Toothsome Arc

Here’s a reason to show off your pearly whites with glee: Jack McBrayer is about to hang out with the Hecks.

In his first role since wrapping 30 Rock last month, McBrayer will play a dentist who hires The Middles Frankie as his hygienist, TVLine has learned exclusively. READ MORE

Ratings: Modern Family Returns Strong, Is Good to Its Neighbors; CSI, SVU and Minds Hit Lows

The Modern Family ties are still strong, as the ABC comedy returned on Wednesday to 14.2 million total viewers and a 5.5 demo rating, dominating the night and dipping just a few percentage points from its year-ago opener.

Alas, that set up ABC’s Neighbors — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “D” — for a solid debut …READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Preview: The Middle Plans a Heck-tic Summer Vacay, Psycho Bunny & Brooke Shields

ABC’s The Middle may have only scored a single Emmy nom this year — losing out to Game of Thrones for Outstanding Makeup for A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) — but executive producer Eileen Heisler says she and her coworkers handle the lack of recognition in major categories with the same optimistic “Midwestiness” exhibited by the show’s Heck family. …READ MORE