weqweIt seems that glaring omission on the list of renewed ABC series has been corrected. I’ve learned that The Middle also has been officially renewed for a sixth season. The unsung hero of ABC‘s comedy block, from creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, has been a reliable 8 PM anchor, regularly used as a launch pad for new comedies. The Middle now joins Modern Family and The Goldbergs as the three renewed ABC comedy series. Also expected to come back is Last Man Standing from 20th TV, whose renewal may be tied with the studio’s comedy pilots Cristela and Fresh Off The Boat that are eyeing a pickup.

Related: 2014 ABC Pilots