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SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#210) "S-I--SILENT NIGHT"
[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.]

ALL IS NOT CALM FOR THE DIMEOS THIS CHRISTMAS WHEN JJ AND DYLAN HAVE THEIR FIRST FIGHT, AND MAYA DISCOVERS SHE HAS A HISTORY WITH TAYLOR'S MOM, ON ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS,' PART OF THE '25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS' PROGRAMMING EVENT

"S-I-- SILENT N-I-- NIGHT" - After leveraging JJ in an attempt to land a family dog, Dylan takes a vow of silence to better understand what it is to be her brother. Ray brokers a meeting between his girlfriend's mother, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke), and Maya, only to realize they have a history. Jimmy drives Kenneth crazy by gaming a supermarket giveaway to score free Christmas turkeys, on "Speechless," airing as part of Disney|ABC's special "25 Days of Christmas" programming event, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"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 in this episode are Sarah Chalke as Melanie, Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Sedona James as Taylor and Cole Massie as Logan.

"S-I-- SILENT N-I-- NIGHT" was written by Danny Chun, Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Dan Holden 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. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation serves as a technical consultant on "Speechless." To learn more about CP, go to CerebralPalsyFoundation.org.

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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