For a show that didn't get high ratings like Modern Family, The Middle lasted as long as it possibly could. And now the show is on its way out. Entertainment Weekly reports that the upcoming season nine is the final season for the series.
Executive producer Eileen Heisler told EW that everyone knew it was time for the end: "We sat down with the cast at the end of last year...It was important to have a year to say goodbye. We want to be able to tell all the stories."
The other executive producer DeAnn Heline added “If we can be underappreciated for nine years and be on the air, we’re lucky....We started having an idea a couple of years ago and honed it more in the last year"