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Speechless Is So Good It Almost Left Me… Well, It’s Pretty Great!

SPEECHLESS - "Pilot" - Maya DiMeo moves her family to a new, upscale school district when she finds the perfect situation for her eldest son, JJ, who has cerebral palsy. While JJ and daughter Dylan are thrilled with the move, middle son Ray is frustrated by the family's tendencies to constantly move, since he feels his needs are second to JJ Soon, Maya realizes it is not the right situation for JJ and attempts to uproot the family again. But JJ connects with Kenneth, the school's groundskeeper, and asks him to step in as a his caregiver, and Ray manages to convince Maya to give the school another chance, on the series premiere "Speechless" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder) KYLA KENEDY, MASON COOK, MICAH FOWLER, MINNIE DRIVER
SPEECHLESS –  KYLA KENEDY, MASON COOK, MICAH FOWLER, MINNIE DRIVER (ABC/Nicole Wilder)

The premise for the series premiere of Speechless (ABC, Wednesdays, 8:30/7:30C) is simple: an alpha mom seeks a cool school and voice for her wheelchair bound son who suffers from cerebral palsy – to the frequent consternation of the rest of her family.

It is not a show about a kid with a disability; it not a show about the wheelchair. It is a show about a family that has a child with cerebral palsy and the way they all deal with each other – though sometimes the focus in on the voiceless boy in the chair because sometimes it would be in life.

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