Comic-Con Turns into "Mom-A-Con" On Friday, July 24, for a Special, Exclusive Premiere Screening of the New Sitcom "The Middle," Starring Patricia Heaton

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Emmy® Winner Heaton Makes Comic-Con Debut to Introduce Screening at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Neil Flynn (left), Patricia Heaton, Atticus Shaffer (front), Charlie McDermott and Eden Sher (right) star in "The Middle," a new comedy series from Warner Bros. Television, premiering September 30 and airing Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c on the ABC Television Network. (Photo Credit: © 2009 Warner Bros. Television Entertainment)

Calling all "Con Moms" to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on Friday, July 24. The Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) is presenting an exclusive premiere screening of the pilot episode of the new comedy series "The Middle," starring Emmy® Award winner Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond") and airing Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c this fall on the ABC Television Network.

  •     Patricia Heaton will make her Comic-Con debut to meet fans and fellow moms, and to introduce the special sneak peek screening on Friday, July 24, during the 12 noon-1 p.m. hour in the Hilton's Indigo Ballroom
  • will partner with WBTVG to distribute gift bags to the first 200 people who attend the screening, and will also hold a raffle to give away exclusive prize packages
  •     Additionally at the screening, WBTVG will be giving away three complete sets of the Studio's oversized Comic-Con canvas bags, dubbed the Con's "ubiquitous accessory" by Entertainment Weekly

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"The Middle" is a new comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Frankie Heck (Heaton) is a superhero. Well, no, not an actual superhero - but sometimes it seems as though getting her kids out the door for school every morning is a superheroic act. Middle aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, this harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humor to try to get her family through each day intact. In addition to Heaton, the series also stars Neil Flynn ("Scrubs"), Charlie McDermott ("Frozen River"), Eden Sher ("Weeds," "The O.C."), Atticus Shaffer ("Hancock") and Chris Kattan ("Saturday Night Live"). Executive produced and written by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler (both of "How I Met Your Mother"), "The Middle" is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Tammy Golihew
Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Publicity
(818) 954-4855
tammy.golihew (at)


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