Minnie Driver’s last comedy series, About A Boy, was beloved by many but had poor ratings so it was cancelled by NBC after two seasons. How will Speechless, her new sitcom for ABC, perform in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.
On Speechless, Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her loved ones and fights injustices — both real and imagined. The family includes husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager JJ (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Moving to an upscale school district, Maya’s searching for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.” Could the school’s groundskeeper, Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough), be the person to do that?
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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What do you think? Do you like the Speechless TV series on ABC? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?