A major television network is set to air a comedy about a family with a child who has #specialneeds. ABC has confirmed that it has picked up the 30-minute series “Speechless,”. The show stars actress Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, a mother “who will do anything” for her husband and kids including her eldest son JJ, who has special needs; a true #DisAbilityMama.
“As Maya #fights, as any #DisAbilityMama does, injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his ‘voice,’” according to the network’s description of the show.
JJ is played by Micah Fowler, an actor who has #cerebralpalsy in real life. He previously appeared in the 2013 film “Labor Day.”
ABC initially committed to a pilot for “@Speechless_ABC” in January. Now, the network is launching the series beginning tonight Wednesday September 21st at 8:30 p.m. ET right before “Modern Family.”
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