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SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Friday, October 05, 2018
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#301) "L-O-N-- LONDON (Part 1)"
[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.]

SEASON PREMIERE

THE DIMEOS HEAD TO LONDON, AND MAYA LOOKS TO REKINDLE HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER ESTRANGED FATHER, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS,' FRIDAY, OCT. 5

Comedic Legend John Cleese Guest Stars as Martin, TGIF Alum Ben Savage Also Guest Stars

"L-O-N-- LONDON" (Part 1) - The DiMeos cross the pond so Maya can ask her estranged father, the challenging Martin, for a loan to save their house. Meanwhile, Jimmy puts on his "fun dad" hat to ensure JJ has a great trip, Ray digs deep to summon Californian vibes to endear himself to British girls, and Kenneth reveals a love for all things royal, on the season premiere of "Speechless," FRIDAY, OCT. 5 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), as part of the new TGIF programming block on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in this episode is John Cleese as Martin, Liz Robertson as Frances, Ben Savage as Stuart, Simmie Sangian as School Tour Girl, Lily Bleu Andrew as Tough Girl, Feodor Chin as Man, Abigail Marlowe as Woman, Keely Wells as Cute Girl, Ceri Bethan as Flight Attendant, Dakota Love as School Girl, Simon Amstell as Tour Guide, Lelia Hoffman as Prudence, Georgia Rose as Girl #2, Rachelle Diedericks as Girl #3, Yasmine Hill as Fiona, Ria Lopez as Claire, Terina Drayton as Cool Shorts Girl, Neil Edmond as Tour Guide and Vinta Morgan as Park Employee.

"L-O-N-- LONDON" (Part 1) was written by Scott Silveri & Seth Kurland and directed by Christine Gernon.

"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