‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer

ABC orders two more episodes of sitcom in its ninth and final year

“The Middle” just added to its back-end.

ABC has ordered an additional two episodes to the ninth and final season of the sitcom, bringing the show’s total order to 24 episodes for the 2017-18 season.

“The Middle,” which stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer, will air its landmark 200th episode on Dec. 5.

“The Middle” is produced by Warner Bros. Television.