or


SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#202) "F-I-- FIRST S-E-- SECOND F-- FIRST DAY"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

MAYA ENCOURAGES PARENTS OF THE NEW SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS TO DEMAND FULL-TIME AIDS, DYLAN HAS STRUGGLES RETURNING TO THE SAME SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND JJ PUSHES KENNETH TOWARD ROMANCE WITH HIS TEACHER, ON ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS'

"F-I-- FIRST S-E-- SECOND F-- FIRST DAY" - When Maya encourages the parents of the new special needs kids at Lafayette High to demand full-time aides, the school administrators tell her anything the new students get will spell losses for her beloved JJ. Meanwhile, Dylan develops a hooky habit, unprepared as she is to return to the same school for a second year; JJ pushes Kenneth toward romance with his teacher; and Jimmy endeavors to enjoy a long-awaited uninterrupted shower, on "Speechless," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

"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 Hinkle as Dr. Miller, Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Sedona James as Taylor, Katherine Kamhi as administrator #1, Lou George as administrator #2, Natalie Camunas as employee, David Hadinger as father, Makayla Lysiak as girl, Alina Foley as Leah, Melanie Paxon as Carla, Mary Hollis Inboden as Darla, Ursula Taherian as Ms. Moreno, Adriohn Richardson as neighbor, Robin Karfo as panelist, Steve Agee as lunch man, Karly Rothenberg as crossing guard, and Louisa Abernathy as librarian.

"F-I-- FIRST S-E-- SECOND F-- FIRST DAY" was written by Danny Chun and directed by Rob Cohen.

Scott Silveri writes and is executive producer of the show, along with Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Christine Gernon and Danny Chun. The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation serves as a technical consultant on "Speechless." To learn more about CP, go to CerebralPalsyFoundation.org.

Share |







SPEECHLESS (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to help give JJ his "voice."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth
· John Ross Bowie as Jimmy DiMeo
· Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo
· Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo
· Micah Fowler as J.J. DiMeo
· Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christine Gernon as DIR (Pilot)
· Jake Kasdan as EP
· Melvin Mar as EP
· Scott Silveri as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· ABC Studios