Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that is based around cerebral palsy – Speechless
Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
A family with a child with special-needs is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones. – IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Minnie Driver – Maya DiMeo
John Ross Bowie – Jimmy DiMeo
Cedric Yarbrough – Kenneth
Mason Cook – Ray DiMeo
Micah Fowler – JJ DiMeo
Kyla Kennedy – Dylan DiMeo
+Micah Fowler explained on Twitter that his character, JJ Dimeo, has a more severe form of cerebral palsy than he does in real life. Micah uses a wheelchair most of the time but can walk short distances with a walker. He can talk clearly enough for most people to understand him as well. His character, JJ, however, uses a power wheelchair for independence and is nonverbal.
+ Micah Fowler was cast purely on the basis of audition videos. He never met or spoke to the producers prior to being cast as JJ.
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