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SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#211) "N-E-- NEW Y-- YEAR'S E-- EVE"
[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.]

WHEN JIMMY AND MAYA LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME, IT'S A NEW YEAR'S EVE TO REMEMBER, FOR SOME, ON ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS,' WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

"N-E--NEW Y--YEAR'S E-- EVE" - Jimmy convinces Maya to go on a much-needed night out together where they drink through Maya's urge to rush home to the kids. Back at the house, Ray and Kenneth avoid being alone with their dates, while JJ, sidelined by a broken wheelchair, ends up getting more excitement than he expected. Meanwhile, Dylan spends her night trying to win the affection of the new family dog, on "Speechless," WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 (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 Sedona James as Taylor, Liz Cackowski as Joyce, Lance Lim as Justin, Curran Walters as Xander and Ashley Liao as Maddie.

"N-E--NEW Y--YEAR'S E-- EVE" was written by Scott Silveri and Danny Chun and directed by Ken Whittingham.

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:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (18 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 3/21/18; has yet to be renewed for a third season
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