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SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#214) "E-I-- EIGHTEEN"
[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.]

JJ LEARNS AN IMPORTANT LESSON WHEN HE TURNS 18, ON ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS'

"E-I-- EIGHTEEN" - JJ struggles with not being treated like an adult on his 18th birthday. He storms out of his own party but soon learns a valuable lesson from Kenneth. Meanwhile, an exchange student moves in with Taylor, so Ray tries to make Taylor jealous with some of his father's old moves but the plan backfires. And Dylan is recruited to be on the school's wrestling team, on "Speechless," WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 (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, Jeromy Ramos as Zach Garcia, Avery Davis as Boy, Shawn Patrick Clifford as Clerk, David Valdes as Troy, Jackie R. Jacobson as Kimberly, Jack Dylan Grazer as Rev, Janis Ostojic as Lars, Paul Diaz as Tattoo Artist and Andrew Borba as Wrestling Coach.

"E-I-- EIGHTEEN" was written by 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)
Returns Friday, January 4
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (22 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