ABC pass on 'The Middle' spin-off starring Kim Crossman pilot



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Kim Crossman has become a regular on the NZ comedy scene with three seasons of Funny Girls to her name.

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Kim Crossman has become a regular on the NZ comedy scene with three seasons of Funny Girls to her name.

ABC have passed on a spinoff to The Middle starring Kiwi actress Kimberley Crossman.

Sue Sue In The Middle went into development following The Middle's ninth and final season. It was set to follow Sue Heck (played by Eden Sher) as she navigates life after moving out of home.

Crossman was cast as a regular series along with Chris Diamantopoulos, Finesse Mitchell, Aaron Branch and Brock Ciarlelli, who was to continue playing Sue's best friend Brad Bottig.

The Middle ended with a flash-forward showing Sue married to neighbor Sean Donohue (played by Beau Winick), theoretically laying the groundwork for Sue Sue In The City.

Kimberley Crossman and Anna Hutchison at the 2017 NZTV Awards.

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Kimberley Crossman and Anna Hutchison at the 2017 NZTV Awards.

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It is possible the studio will search for another buyer.

Crossman is often home in Auckland, where she films episodes of Funny Girls and The Project.

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