ABC Eyes ‘The Middle’ Spinoff With Eden Sher

Potential series would revolve around Sher’s Sue Heck

EDEN SHER The Middle
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ABC is eyeing a spinoff of “The Middle” from creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, TheWrap has learned.

The potential series would revolve around Sue Heck, the character played by Eden Sher, though no deals are in place. No further details were immediately available, and both ABC and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment.

The news comes just a week after “The Middle” wrapped its nine-season run on the network, with a series finale showing Heck getting married to next-door neighbor Sean Donahue, played by Beau Wirick.

First premiering in 2009, “The Middle” starred Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn as a middle-class couple raising their three kids in the fictional town of Orson, Indiana. Charlie McDermott and Atticus Shaffer also starred.

The single-camera comedy was a reliable performer for the network, which recently lost its most-watched show, “Roseanne,” after its star tweeted a racist comment about a former Barack Obama aide. Should it go to series, it would be the second comedy spinoff at ABC, joining the “Goldbergs” offshoot “Schooled.”