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Speechless: Season 1 (2016-2017)



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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A mom is driven to do what's best for her family, including her eldest son with special needs, in this comedy from "Friends" producer Scott Silveri.


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
Shirley Chen
as Student #3
Jonathan Slavin
as Mr. Powers
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
Darcy Shean
as Fancy Woman
Tony Forsmark
as Coach Barry
Kelly King
as Ethan's wife
Brandon Morales
as Officer Shaw
Herbert Russell
as Custodian
Cassie Brennan
as Chloe Davis
Sarah Buehler
as Patron #1
Reece Rios
as Darren
Anjini Azhar
as Veronica
Becki Dennis
as Office Worker
Jake Regal
as Patron #2
Treisa Gary
as Teacher
Dina Spybey
as Jennifer
Matthew Bridges
as Customer #1
Beth Crosby
as Flier #2
Cyrus Deboo
as Administrator
Nicole Dele
as Customer #2
Miles Hayden
as Trick-Or-Treater #1
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
Ashlyn Lundahl
as Trick-Or-Treater #3
Jill Basey
as Elderly Choir Teacher
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
Shay Ali
as Customer
Myles Brewer
as Football Player
Irene White
as Nathalie
Coby Bird
as Oliver
AlexAnn Hopkins
as Young Woman
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…
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…
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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.


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