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Speechless: Season 1 (2016-2017)

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Critic Consensus: Speechless speaks to a sensitive topic with a heartfelt lead performance and a fine balance of sensitivity and irreverence.

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In Season 1 of "Speechless," the Dimeo family move to a new neighborhood so that their son, JJ (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy, can go to an inclusive school. With the help of his brother Ray (Mason Cook), sister Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) and assistant Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough), JJ negotiates the day-to-day difficulties of being a teenager---not ever letting his condition slow him down. Meanwhile, their mother Maya (Minnie Driver) walks the line between being overprotective and letting JJ thrive in his new environment; at the same time, dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) tries to bond with all his children.

Cast

Minnie Driver
as Maya DiMeo
John Ross Bowie
as Jimmy DiMeo
Micah Fowler
as J.J. DiMeo
Mason Cook
as Ray DiMeo
Kyla Kenedy
as Dylan DiMeo
Marin Hinkle
as Dr. Miller
Jonathan Slavin
as Mr. Powers
Shirley Chen
as Student #3
Parker Wierling
as Student #2
Jeromy Ramos
as Zach Garcia
Chiquita Fuller
as Attendant
Rob Corddry
as Billy DiMeo
Lance Lim
as Justin Chang
Julianne Hough
as Miss Bloom
Bianca Lopez
as Attendant
Paul Bates
as Older Cop
Del Hunter-White
as Lunch Lady
Karly Rothenberg
as Crossing Guard
Tim Braun
as Cabana Boy
Jaden Martin
as Harley Ressler
Kiva Jump
as Drop-off Parent
Joseph Schirle
as Ben Ferguson
Victor Chi
as Festival Goer
Mark Bloom
as Businessman
Darcy Shean
as Fancy Woman
Brigitte Valdez
as Girlfriend
Tony Forsmark
as Coach Barry
Kelly King
as Ethan's wife
Brandon Morales
as Officer Shaw
Herbert Russell
as Custodian
Forte Rodriguez
as Security Guard
Cassie Brennan
as Chloe Davis
Brian Park
as Party Animal
Sarah Buehler
as Patron #1
Reece Rios
as Darren
Anjini Azhar
as Veronica
Nicole J. Butler
as Head Nurse
Becki Dennis
as Office Worker
Jake Regal
as Patron #2
Treisa Gary
as Teacher
Eric Normington
as Deli Worker
Dina Spybey
as Jennifer
Matthew Bridges
as Customer #1
Kate Bergeron
as English Teacher
Sean O'Donnell
as Prom King
Beth Crosby
as Flier #2
Cyrus Deboo
as Administrator
Nicole Dele
as Customer #2
Miles Hayden
as Trick-Or-Treater #1
Malia Pyles
as prom Queen
Taylor Gregory
as Trick-Or-Treater #2
Heidi Fecht
as Flier #3
Robert James Watkins
as First Responder
Atticus Batacan
as Person in Crowd
Travis Guba
as Mr. Sharp
Christopher Cho
as Security Guard
Paris Smith
as Student #1
Michelle N. Carter
as Nurse Loretta
Ashlyn Lundahl
as Trick-Or-Treater #3
Jill Basey
as Elderly Choir Teacher
Jake Elliott
as Stephen
Kerri Medders
as Head Cheerleader
Grace Su
as Receptionist
Tom Ellenson
as Nicholas
Julie Meyer
as Natalie
Louis Santos
as Russell
John Ruby
as Kevin
Lauren Oliveira
as Receptionist
Fernando Rivera
as Orderly #2
Shay Ali
as Customer
Myles Brewer
as Football Player
Irene White
as Nathalie
Anna Jaller
as Pregnant Woman
Paul Walia
as Rashad
Coby Bird
as Oliver
AlexAnn Hopkins
as Young Woman
Kyra Locke
as Surgeon
Mia Ferjulian
as Savannah
Matthew Josten
as Eastlake Player
Ellee Jo Trowbridge
as Teenage Girl
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Critic Reviews for Speechless: Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

Speechless is bitingly funny and is also that rare instance that can tell the story of a disabled character and his family without being morose or pitying.

October 28, 2016 | Full Review…
News.com.au
Top Critic

Driver is impeccable in the role, and her comic timing is perfection, just as it was on About a Boy and Will & Grace. But the rest of the cast is impressive too, most notably Fowler.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

One of the best things that could happen to TV this fall would be for JJ DiMeo to become just another sitcom character.

September 9, 2016 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Speechless mixes humor with plenty of heart, much of the latter provided by Micah Fowler, an actor who in real life has cerebral palsy. He simply lights up the screen.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

The premise may sound more sad than funny, but fortunately, it's not.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Speechless exemplifies simple human decency without emphasizing it. Its world exists as ours should: unembellished. And in that, its powerful message could become extraordinary.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
indieWire
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Speechless: Season 1

Speechless would have been innovative with its use of a disabled person maybe 40 years ago. Otherwise this sitcom has got obnoxious characters (stupid dad, bossy mum, rebellious disabled son, know it all daughter and pussy middle child). Unbearable, just unbearable.

SylvesterK.

Super Reviewer

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