Stuck in the Middle: A salute to TV's middle kids

middle child opening.jpgThe oldest kid gets the praise. The youngest kid gets the attention. And the middle kid? Nothing but neglect, abuse and a hefty bill for therapy.

From Jan Brady to Lady Edith, the middle children seem even more maligned on TV than they are in real life. But we're here to salute those middle children.

August 12 is National Middle Child's day. Celebrate with a look at some of TV's most notable middle kids -- and get some hints on how not to react to your birth order (we're looking at you, Stannis Baratheon!)
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