I was invited by Disney to attend the #QueenOfKatwe and #ABCTVEvent Event. Although all of my expenses were paid, all opinions are my own.
It’s alway a treat for me when I am blessed to visit the set of a show that I love. During the week, my family and I have certain shows that we like to watch and “the Middle” is on the top of our list. My husband and I can relate to Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn characters Frankie Heck and Mike Heck My boys say my mothering style is a bit like Frankie’s, but I think that comparison is a little extreme.
During my press trip for the Queen of Katwe premiere, I was given the unique opportunity to experience a behind the scenes of a tour of The Middle and several of ABC shows. While on the tour we meet the cast of the show Patricia Heaton “Frankie Heck”, Neil Flynn “Mike Heck” Charlie McDermott “Axl Heck” and Atticus Shaffer “Brick Heck” who were all very nice and welcoming.
Afterward, we talked with the show’s costume designer where she shared Julia Caston where I learned a few fun facts.
1) One Big Closet – There is a large variety of clothing all separated by for each character.
2) It’s a Match – Julia tends to order several sets of each item in several different sizes to have extra on hand in case one get ruined during a shot.
3) Keeping Track – she keeps track of each outfit wore in each episode by attaching a picture of the actors wearing the full costume. So that she has a full visual in case, they have to do a re-shoot of the scene.
It was truly a treat getting a behind the scene look at one of my favorite shows. It made me even more excited about seeing the show this season. Now, I’m even more excited to watch tonight’s season premiere with the kids.
SEASON 8 PREMIERE, “THE CORE GROUP”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 8/7C ON ABC
On the season premiere episode, “The Core Group,” Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April (Greer Grammer) – the love of Axl’s life – but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait. Meanwhile, after getting bit by the acting bug while working at Dollywood over the summer, Sue wants to change her major to theater, and Brick is starting high school and making it his mission to try for a fresh start and not be considered one of the weird kids.
“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick. Guest starring are Greer Grammer as April, Casey Burke as Cindy, Will Green as Jeremy, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Matt Cornett as Duncan, Crystal Shannon as freshman girl, Ted Stavros as freshman boy and Martha Thatcher as girl.
In addition to watching the Middle Season 8 Premiere tonight at 8/7c, ABC has a whole line up great shows tonight.
American Housewife at 830/730c: Katie and husband Greg (Diedrich Bader, “The Drew Carey Show”) have moved to Westport because the school district there is the best option for their youngest, Anna-Kat. Katie finds herself caught up in helping Anna-Kat fit in more while trying to assure that her older kids, Taylor and Oliver, immediately caught up in the luxe Westport lifestyle, fit in a little less. On top of this, Katie has her own insecurities about her place in their new town. Her perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.
Fresh Off The Boat at 9/8c: Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancé, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market
The Real O’Neals at 930/830c: When Kenny, Jimmy and Shannon head back to school, Kenny decides to start the first LGBT club at St. Barklay’s in honor of National Coming Out Day. After only recruiting one meek lesbian named Allison, Kenny pressures her into coming out to her family and ultimately realizes everyone’s journey isn’t as easy as his own. Meanwhile, Eileen realizes she might have real feelings towards VP Murray, unfortunately, Pat also befriends him, which leads to an awkward situation.
Tune in tonight on ABC for a night full of laughs! I plan on grabbing some snacks and watching the whole line up with my family.