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Speechless is an American sitcom television series that debuted on ABC on September 21, 2016. Created by Scott Silveri (Go On, Joey, Friends) and co-executive produced with Christine Gernon (New Girl, The Grinder, The Kennedys), Jake Kasdan (Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, Freaks and Geeks) and Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat), the 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios co-production was greenlighted to series order on May 13, 2016.
The series follows the DiMeo family, each with a unique personality: Maya, a take-charge British mother with a no-holds-barred attitude; her husband Jimmy, who doesn’t seem to care what others think; Dylan, their no-nonsense athletic daughter; Ray, their middle child who acts as the “brains” in the family; and their oldest son, JJ—a high schooler with cerebral palsy who has a biting wit and sense of humor. The DiMeos move frequently in an attempt to find a good educational environment for JJ. They believe they have found an optimal choice when they discover a school that prides itself on being inclusive and where JJ will have an aide to speak for him. Though they quickly find that not everything is as good as it could be, JJ enjoys having Kenneth, a well-meaning groundskeeper at the school, work as his aide.