ABC is making the first episode of its much anticipated new comedy series “Speechless” available for viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, beginning today through Tuesday, September 20, a day before its primetime premiere, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. In the episode, “Pilot,” Maya DiMeo moves her family to a new, upscale school district when she finds the perfect situation for her eldest son, JJ, who has cerebral palsy. While JJ and daughter Dylan are thrilled with the move, middle son Ray is frustrated by the family’s tendencies to constantly move, since he feels his needs are second to JJ. Soon, Maya realizes it is not the right situation for JJ and attempts to uproot the family again. But JJ connects with Kenneth, the school’s groundskeeper, and asks him to step in as a his caregiver, and Ray manages to convince Maya to give the school another chance.
“Speechless” stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.
Guest starring is Marin Kinkle as Dr. Miller, Paul Bates as Older Cop, Darcy Shean a Fancy Woman, Daniel Zolghadri as Carter, Dina Spybey-Waters as Jennifer, Cyrus Deboo as Administrator, Skyler James as Kid, Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Jay Chandrasekhar as Coach, Lukita Maxwell as Jillian and Daniel Nelson as Zane.
“Pilot” was written by Scott Silveri and directed by Christine Gernon.
Scott Silveri (“Friends”) writes and is executive producer of the show, along with “Fresh Off the Boat”‘s Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.
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