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SPEECHLESS
Air Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#306) "C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE"
[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.]

MAYA SAVES THANKSGIVING WHILE KENNETH BONDS WITH JIMMY'S BROTHER ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS,' FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Guest Stars Sarah Chalke and Rob Corddry Return

"C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE" - When the DiMeos land in the hospital on Thanksgiving, Maya's determination to save the holiday leads to an uneasy truce with her rival, Melanie Hertzal (Sarah Chalke); and Jimmy gets jealous when Kenneth bonds with his brother, Billy (Rob Corddry). Meanwhile, wounds from an old breakup are re-opened, but Ray finds brand-new love in an unlikely place, on "Speechless," FRIDAY, NOV. 16 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), as part of the new TGIF programming block 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 is Sarah Chalke as Melanie, Rob Corddry as Billy, Cole Massie as Logan, Raja Deka as Morgue Worker, Misha Gonz-Cirkl as ER Doctor, Azura Skye as Mary, Stewart Skelton as Mr. Bowman, Stephanie Escajeda as Nurse Michele, Izzy Diaz as Nurse Stewart, Angela Fornero as OB Nurse and Sam Carson as Orderly.

"C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE" was written by Seth Kurland 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.

"Speechless" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this episode at a later date.

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SPEECHLESS (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2019)
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