Friday 20:30 on ABC
3 Seasons, 64 Episodes

Genre: Comedy

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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 special needs. 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 give JJ his “voice.”
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  • Review: New ABC Comedy Handles Heavy Subject with a Light Touch

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    Review: New ABC Comedy Handles Heavy Subject with a Light Touch

    Speechless, a new sitcom joining ABC's successful Wednesday night lineup, features the DiMeos, a working-class family who uproot their lives and move to the affluent suburb of Newport Beach, California to improve the quality of life for oldest son JJ (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy.

    The challenges facing the parents and siblings of a special-needs child may not seem like rich source material for comic fodder, but Speechless abandons the usual heavy-handed approach to sensitive source material (Parenthood, Life Goes On) in favor of sensitivity tempered with belly laughs. In particular, the show excels at poking fun at the underlying disingenuous motivation or misguided good intentions that often fuel political correctness.

    Breaking Down Stereotypes


    Matriarch Maya, played by Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, About a Boy), is a no-nonsense mum who does everything within her power to give her son JJ ...
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