Middle spinoff update: Eden Sher confirms, 'We're shooting a pilot!'

Heck, yes! It appears ABC is moving forward with a Sue-centric Middle spinoff. The offshoot’s headliner, Eden Sher, tells TVLine that the network has ordered a pilot for the potential series. The actress broke the news Thursday afternoon at TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite. (ABC declined to comment.)

“We are shooting a pilot,” Sher exclaims in the video. “I hope it gets picked up. I think it’s going to be great.”

It’s been nearly two months since ABC confirmed it was in the early stages of developing a Sue-focused offshoot.

Last May’s series finale of The Middle left off with Sue still in college, although a flash-forward revealed that she eventually married neighbor Sean (after a number of breakups and makeups). The potential spinoff would likely pick up several years after the finale but before Sue settled down with Sean, Sher shares.

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THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) TERRENCE BEASOR, KAYLA MADISON, JEN RAY, SEAN O'BRYAN, PAT FINN, DANIELA BOBADILLA, HEATHER OLT, EDEN SHER, BROCK CIARLELLI, O'NEILL MONAHAN, REAGAN RUNDUS, BEAU HART
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) DANIELA BOBADILLA, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) DANIELA BOBADILLA, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) ATTICUS SHAFFER, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) PATRICIA HEATON, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT, NEIL FLYNN
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) EDEN SHER, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) ATTICUS SHAFFER, EDEN SHER, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) PATRICIA HEATON, ATTICUS SHAFFER, NEIL FLYNN
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) PATRICIA HEATON
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) NEIL FLYNN, PATRICIA HEATON, ATTICUS SHAFFER, LEE SHALLAT CHEMEL (DIRECTOR), EDEN SHER, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT, EILEEN HEISLER (CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) DANIELA BOBADILLA, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images) JEN RAY, PATRICIA HEATON
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“The [flash-forward] was like a ‘happily ever after,'” Sher says, adding that the new project would find “Sue being Sue as a young adult.”

If ordered to series, the untitled offshoot could, in theory, take over ABC’s Tuesday-at-8 pm time slot after Roseanne spinoff The Conners completes its 10-episode run.

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