Not to worry, Heck fans: The show is indeed coming back for a sixth season in 2014-15. Deadline was first to report the news.
The show remains a solid performer for ABC, averaging a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 in the Live +7 ratings and about 9.5 million viewers.
“The Middle” joins “Modern Family” and “The Goldbergs” in getting a pickup for 2014-15. ABC has yet to make a decision on its other comedies.