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SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#216) "A-C-- ACTION"
[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.]

BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES OF ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS' ON MARCH 14

JURY DUTY FOR MAYA AND JJ TRIES ONLINE DATING AT 8:00 P.M.

JJ IS STRESSED WHILE DIRECTING HIS FILM, AND DYLAN UNCOVERS A FAMILY SECRET AT 8:30 P.M.

"ONE A-N-- ANGRY M-- MAYA" - Maya has jury duty, which is like a vacation for her until she learns Taylor's mom, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke returns), is also there. Meanwhile, JJ lies about his disabilities on an online dating site after a few bad dates; and Ray is upset Jimmy and Dylan spend too much together, on "Speechless," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in this episode are Sarah Chalke as Melanie, Thomas Silcott as Baliff, Whitney Avalon as Barista, Sherry Mandujano as Courthouse Employee, John F. Schaffer as Donny, Claire Liz Phillips as Disinterested Clerk, Andrew Patrick Ralston as Foreman, Skyler Wright as High School Senior, Fredrick Burns as Judge, Amir Levi as Juror, Marhsall Manesh as Juror #2, Jennifer Naimo as Juror #3, Juliette Angelo as Lauren, Cristina Spruell as Madeline, Anissa Borrego as New Agey Girl.

"ONE A-N-- ANGRY M-- MAYA" was written by Carrie Rosen & Zach Anner and directed by Bill Purple.

"A-C-- ACTION" - JJ's thrilled when he is chosen by his classmates to film his horror movie project, but soon the pressure of directing gets to him. Meanwhile, Dylan's class project reveals a family secret; and Jimmy's suggestions for the neighbor's house construction project backfires for the DiMeos, on "Speechless," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in this episode are Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Christian Lees as Aaron, Kyle Bornheimer as Eddie, Joe Bays as Carl, Natasha Liu as Female Student, Tori Keeth as Girl, Eric Evans as Guy, Fin Kim as Killer and Thor Knai as Torbjorn.

"A-C-- ACTION" was written by Danny Chun & Matt Roller and directed by Rob Cohen.

"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.

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 2018)
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