Minnie Driver’s sitcom, About a Boy, was cancelled last year after two seasons on NBC. Now she’s back, with her Speechless TV show on ABC. You can watch the new family sitcom on ABC.com and via the ABC app, ahead of its September 21st primetime linear premiere .
Speechless stars: Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. Guest stars in the Speechless TV series premiere include: Marin Kinkle, Paul Bates, Darcy Shean, Daniel Zolghadri, Dina Spybey-Waters, Cyrus Deboo, Skyler James, Jonathan Slavin, Jay Chandrasekhar, Lukita Maxwell, and Daniel Nelson.
Get the details from this ABC press release:
The Series Premiere of ‘Speechless’ Is Available Now on ABC.com and the ABC App
ABC is making the first episode of its much anticipated new comedy series “Speechless” available for viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, beginning today through Tuesday, September 20, a day before its primetime premiere, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. In the episode, “Pilot,” Maya DiMeo moves her family to a new, upscale school district when she finds the perfect situation for her eldest son, JJ, who has cerebral palsy. While JJ and daughter Dylan are thrilled with the move, middle son Ray is frustrated by the family’s tendencies to constantly move, since he feels his needs are second to JJ. Soon, Maya realizes it is not the right situation for JJ and attempts to uproot the family again. But JJ connects with Kenneth, the school’s groundskeeper, and asks him to step in as a his caregiver, and Ray manages to convince Maya to give the school another chance.
“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 is Marin Kinkle as Dr. Miller, Paul Bates as Older Cop, Darcy Shean a Fancy Woman, Daniel Zolghadri as Carter, Dina Spybey-Waters as Jennifer, Cyrus Deboo as Administrator, Skyler James as Kid, Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Jay Chandrasekhar as Coach, Lukita Maxwell as Jillian and Daniel Nelson as Zane.
“Pilot” was written by Scott Silveri 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.
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For more information about “Speechless,” visit abc.com/Speechless.
What do you think? Will you watch the Speechless TV series early, online, or will you wait for the broadcast premiere on ABC? Once you’ve seen it, come back and tell us if you think Speechless should be cancelled or renewed?