The Middle

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Funny look at average family is OK for older tweens and up.

ABC Comedy 2009

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 127 reviews

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age 10+

Really great show that keeps you watching

This show is amazing and super realistic as to what it’s like to live in a lower middle class family. the only reason to not let any kid watch is just the occasional use of hell or damn and the fact that they wouldn’t understand the humor. They really keep you rooting for the heck’s and teach good life lessons about family.

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age 5+

CSM blows it up again

12+? I let my eight year old son watch it at four. There is literally almost nothing unwholesome about it. I can't believe they included a comment on "name-calling". Sounds like a six-year old child tattling to a teacher. This show has many positive messages such as working things out as a family. They almost never swear. You, the parent reading this review swear more around your child than they do. This show has better messages and role-models than any show on Disney Channel. Bottom line, don't listen to CSM and enjoy this wholesome family comedy.

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