ABC Orders Up More ‘Speechless’
Television network executives are doubling down on a comedy centering on the experiences of a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family.
ABC said Tuesday that it will renew “Speechless” for a third season.
The announcement comes as networks are unveiling their prime-time slate for the upcoming 2018-2019 season, which will start in the fall.
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“Speechless” stars Micah Fowler, who has cerebral palsy in real life, as a teenager with the developmental disability who is nonverbal. The comedy focuses on Fowler’s character, JJ DiMeo, along with his brother, sister and parents.
Minnie Driver, who plays mom Maya DiMeo on the show, indicated on Twitter that the upcoming season will include 22 episodes.
“Speechless” closed out its second season in March with over 4 million viewers.
Starting in the fall, the half-hour comedy will air on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET.