MAYA ENCOURAGES PARENTS OF THE NEW SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS TO DEMAND FULL-TIME AIDS, DYLAN HAS STRUGGLES RETURNING TO THE SAME SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND JJ PUSHES KENNETH TOWARD ROMANCE WITH HIS TEACHER, ON ABC’S ‘SPEECHLESS’
“F-I– FIRST S-E– SECOND F– FIRST DAY” – When Maya encourages the parents of the new special needs kids at Lafayette High to demand full-time aids, the school administrators tell her anything the new students get will spell losses for her beloved JJ. Meanwhile, Dylan develops a hooky habit, unprepared as she is to return to the same school for a second year; JJ pushes Kenneth toward romance with his teacher; and Jimmy endeavors to enjoy a long-awaited uninterrupted shower, on “Speechless,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/4/17)
“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 are Marin Hinkle as Dr. Miller, Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Sedona James as Taylor, Katherine Kamhi as administrator #1, Lou George as administrator #2, Natalie Camunas as employee, David Hadinger as father, Makayla Lysiak as girl, Alina Foley as Leah, Melanie Paxon as Carla, Mary Hollis Inboden as Darla, Ursula Taherian as Ms. Moreno, Adriohn Richardson as neighbor, Robin Karfo as panelist, Steve Agee as lunch man, Karly Rothenberg as crossing guard, and Louisa Abernathy as librarian.
“F-I– FIRST S-E– SECOND F– FIRST DAY” was written by Danny Chun and directed by Rob Cohen.
Scott Silveri writes and is executive producer of the show, along with Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Christine Gernon and Danny Chun. 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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