MAYA'S SELFLESS WAYS LEAD HER IN AN UNLIKELY DIRECTION
ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS,' AIRING FRIDAY, JAN. 4
"J-A-- JAVIER'S P-A-- PANTS" - Maya lends a helping hand to frenemy Melanie (Sarah Chalke) and finds her life taking a surprising turn. Dylan joins the Lafayette basketball team, where her lousy sportsmanship gets results. Jimmy makes up for lost father-son time with Ray, on an all-new "Speechless," airing FRIDAY, JAN. 4 (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 Liz Cackowski as Joyce, Sarah Chalke as Melanie, Kincaid Walker as Hillary, Victor Turpin as Javier, Michael Chandler as John, Ebboney Wilson as Maeve, Irene White as Nathalie, Teodora Marcella as Number Thirty, Lena Torluemke as Sasha, Jessica Blair Herman as Todra and Michael Loomer as Burly Man.
"J-A-- JAVIER'S P-A-- PANTS" was written by Joshua Corey and Brian Kratz, and directed by Bill Purple.
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.