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John Cleese to Guest Star on ‘Speechless’ Season 3 Premiere

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John Cleese to Guest Star on ‘Speechless’ Season 3 Premiere
John Cleese is joining the ABC comedy “Speechless” in a guest starring role.

The iconic British comedian will appear in the show’s two-part third season premiere as the estranged father of Minnie Driver’s character, Maya. Cleese will play Martin, described as hot-tempered, grudge-holding, sharp-witted, and irresistibly charming.

The season premiere will begin filming in London on Aug. 30, with the episodes set to air on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12.

Cleese is best known for his work with the legendary comedy group Monty Python, having appeared in the group’s TV show “Monty Pyton’s Flying Circus” as well as multiple films like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life,” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.”

After embarking on a solo career, Cleese has appeared in films like “A Fish Called Wanda” and James Bond movies “The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day.
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Speechless: Is the ABC TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Speak now, or forever hold your peace. Is the Speechless TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this is the place to track the status of Speechless, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the ABC television network, Speechless stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. Maya Dimeo (Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her family: husband Jimmy (Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. In the second season, the kids are sailing
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‘Speechless’ Renewed for Season 3 at ABC

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‘Speechless’ Renewed for Season 3 at ABC
Speechless” has been renewed for a third season at ABC.

The single-camera comedy follows Maya Dimeo (Minnie Driver), a mom on a mission who will do anything for her family, particularly her eldest son Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. The series begins with the family moving to a new school that will provide Jj with an aide to speak for him, but Jj prefers the company of groundskeeper Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough).

In addition to Driver, Fowler, and Yarbrough, the series stars John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, and Kyla Kenedy. Scott Silveri created the series and serves as executive producer of the show, along with “Fresh Off the Boat’s” Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

Driver posted the news on Twitter, writing, “This Just In: #spechless picked up for a 3rd season Ha! Brilliant. Couldn’t be happier.
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Speechless Renewed for Season 3

The Dimeo family isn’t going anywhere: ABC has renewed Speechless for a third season.

Star Minnie Driver confirmed the news in a series of tweets Thursday night:

This Just In: #spechless picked up for a 3rd season Ha! Brilliant. Couldn’t be happier

— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 11, 2018

22 episodes !!!!! @Speechless_ABC

— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 11, 2018

So happy I spelt #speechless wrong ….

— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 11, 2018

The ABC sitcom stars Driver as Maya, the matriarch of an unconventional family whose lives revolve around special-needs son Jj (Micah Fowler). John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory) co-stars as Maya’s husband Jimmy
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‘Speechless': John Ross Bowie on How Important That ‘Sh—hole’ of a Home Is to the Dimeos (Video)

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‘Speechless': John Ross Bowie on How Important That ‘Sh—hole’ of a Home Is to the Dimeos (Video)
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on unless you’ve seen the Season 2 finale of “Speechless.”) John Ross Bowie plays the patriarch of a close-knit family on ABC’s “Speechless.” A close-knit homeless family, after that cliffhanger of a Season 2 finale. Wednesday’s episode saw Jimmy (Bowie), his wife Maya (Minnie Drive), and their kids — Ray (Mason Cook), Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) and J.J. (Micah Fowler) — camped out on the lawn because they had been evicted from their home. Bowie told TheWrap during a recent interview just how important that house is to the family, even though it’s a real dump. “The house is...
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Speechless: Season Two Viewer Votes

Which episodes speak to you in the second season of the Speechless TV show on ABC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Speechless is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the season two episodes of Speechless for us, below. An ABC sitcom, Speechless stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. Maya Dimeo (Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her family: husband Jimmy (Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. In the second season, Jj is home from summer camp and the
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Speechless: Season Two Ratings

During season one on ABC, the Speechless TV show was a top-five ratings performer in the 18-49 demo and in the top 10, in terms of total audience size. Can this comedy retain or even build up its audience in its second season? Will Speechless be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A family sitcom, Speechless, stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. Maya Dimeo (Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her family: husband Jimmy (Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. In the second season on ABC, the kids are sailing uncharted waters; they are going to continue at the same school they attended, last year. Now this family needs to balance fun with the responsibility of
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‘Speechless’ Review: Season 2 Is a Lean, Clean, Comedy Machine That’s Even Funnier Than You Think

‘Speechless’ Review: Season 2 Is a Lean, Clean, Comedy Machine That’s Even Funnier Than You Think
The first episode of “Speechless” Season 2 starts with a flurry. Part of the action comes from the plot, as the Dimeo family wakens to the startling revelation that their house has been tented for fumigation. In a panic, Maya (Minnie Driver), Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), and their children, Ray (Mason Cook), Dylan (Kyla Kenedy), and J.J. (Micah Fowler) roll out of bed and go rushing out into the street wearing nothing but their pajamas.

The whirlwind of activity also complements a mad rush of situational, verbal, and physical jokes. Starting inside Ray’s imagination, the cold open unveils our newly dating middle-child is being “incepted” by Dylan, who’s whispering negative thoughts into his ear in order to ruin his dreams (quite literally). When he tells her to go back to sleep, they realize it’s noon; a fact they missed because the tent draped over their house is
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Exclusive: Watch Kenneth School the Dimeos With a Song in 'Speechless' Season 2 Sneak Peek!

Exclusive: Watch Kenneth School the Dimeos With a Song in 'Speechless' Season 2 Sneak Peek!
Speechless returns for its second season on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the Dimeos have gotten their act together!

In Et’s exclusive sneak peek at the season two premiere, the family -- whose hectic lives tend to revolve around eldest son Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy -- is taking a hard look at themselves, when Ray (Mason Cook) points out that there’s one person they’ve left out of their collective reflection.

“I came ashore for this, but I won’t have my groove interrupted,” Jj’s aide, Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough), announces to the family, inserting his earbuds for a musical schooling as Maya (Minnie Driver) rolls her eyes and Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) wonders if he's been drinking. “I am armed with the soundtrack of my nautical summer: a tasty mix of ‘70s yacht rock.”

Exclusive: 'Speechless' Sneak Peek: Jimmy Builds an Epic Family Halloween Costume -- But Will It
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Speechless: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on ABC?

Vulture WatchWhat's that, you say? Has the Speechless TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Speechless season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, Speechless follows Maya Dimeo (Minnie Driver) and her family. A no-nonsense mom, Maya will do anything for her loved ones. She's always fighting against injustices -- both real and imagined. She and husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) are parents to brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Moving to an upscale school district, Maya needs
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Speechless: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on ABC?

Vulture WatchWhat's that, you say? Has the Speechless TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Speechless season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, Speechless follows Maya Dimeo (Minnie Driver) and her family. A no-nonsense mom, Maya will do anything for her loved ones. She's always fighting against injustices -- both real and imagined. She and husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) are parents to brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Moving to an upscale school district, Maya needs
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Speechless: Season Two; ABC Sitcom Returning for 2017-18 Season

Despite being one of ABC's top-rated shows, Speechless didn't land an early renewal for season two, and some fans worried it might be cancelled. Today, it was revealed that the Alphabet Network had renewed Speechless for a second season.A live-action ABC sitcom, the Speechless TV show stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Michah Fowler, Kyla Kennedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. The cast also includes Marin Hinkle, Jonathan Slavin, McKaley Miller, and David Lengel.Read More…
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Speechless Renewed for Season 2

Speechless Renewed for Season 2
The Dimeo family has something to celebrate this weekend: ABC has renewed Speechless for a second season.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Star Minnie Driver confirmed the news in a tweet on Friday:

Well, @Speechless_ABC has officially been picked up for a second season.

Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 12, 2017

The family comedy stars Driver as Maya, the matriarch of a zany family whose lives revolve around special-needs son Jj (Micah Fowler). John Ross Bowie co-stars as Maya’s husband Jimmy; Mason Cook and Kyla Kenedy play younger kids Ray and Dylan.
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Speechless: ABC Issues Press Release & Photos from the (Series?) Finale

Season one of Speechless is coming to a close. Recently, ABC released new photos and details for the TV show's upcoming season finale.The sitcom follows the Dimeo family, which includes no-nonsense mom Maya (Minnie Driver), husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Cedric Yarbrough also stars as Jj’s aide.Read More…
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Speechless: Should the ABC Sitcom Be Renewed for Season Two?

Are you watching Speechless? The ABC TV series is nearing the end of its first season, but will there be another? What do you think? Should the network renew the show for a second season?The sitcom follows the Dimeo family, which includes no-nonsense mom Maya (Minnie Driver), husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Cedric Yarbrough also stars as Jj's aide.Read More…
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Speechless: Cancel or Keep the ABC Comedy Series?

ABC has sandwiched their new Speechless TV show between two well-established sitcoms, The Goldbergs and Modern Family, on the network's strongest night of comedies. How's it been performing in the ratings? Is this series worth watching? Cancel or keep it?On Speechless, Maya Dimeo (Minnie Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her loved ones and fights injustices -- both real and imagined. The family includes husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Moving to an upscale school district, Maya's searching for just the right person to give Jj his "voice." Could the school's groundskeeper, Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough), be the person to do that?Read More…
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Inside the Rogue One World Premiere with Photos and Videos

Inside the Rogue One World Premiere with Photos and Videos
Last night, the world converged on the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California for the world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm and Disney brought out the big guns, putting a real life-sized X-Wing in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. as they closed-off the street for the big event. For those unable to attend the party, we have video from everything that happened, including interviews with the cast and crew behind the first ever Star Wars spin-off.

On Saturday, December 10, Verizon brought the best of the digital world to Star Wars fans by sponsoring a live stream of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story World Premiere. The cast, headlined by Diego Luna and Felicity Jones, along with the filmmakers, gathered for a live stream that provided fans with an insider's view of the red carpet. Now, we have more from the event, along with plenty of photos
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‘Speechless’ Big Winner as Media Access Awards Salute People With Disabilities

‘Speechless’ Big Winner as Media Access Awards Salute People With Disabilities
People with disabilities — aka the world’s invisible minority — were saluted Friday at the annual Media Access Awards, with producer John Murray reminding that their presence onscreen is not just appropriate, “it’s also good business.”

Murray (“The Real World,” “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”) was given the PGA George Sunga Award, one of seven prizes handed out at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Murray said that people with disabilities, or Pwd, “have been placed on the margins and sidelines of TV.” He pointed out that his A&E reality-show “Born This Way,” about seven individuals with Down syndrome, increased viewership more than 80% during its first season, so depiction “is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good business.”

Scott Silveri, creator-writer of ABC’s “Speechless,” was a double winner. He and fellow producers Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan were honored for series with the SAG-aftra Disability Awareness Award,
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‘Love Is All You Need?’ Exclusive Clip: The Story of Forbidden Love Set in a World Where Heterosexuality Is Taboo

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‘Love Is All You Need?’ Exclusive Clip: The Story of Forbidden Love Set in a World Where Heterosexuality Is Taboo
What if we lived in a world where the norm is to be homosexual and heterosexuality is taboo? How would we react to societal transgressions? The new film “Love Is All You Need?” embraces that premise and explores a “Romeo and Juliet”-like story between a Middle American star quarterback and a male sports journalist that rock a small town to its very core, setting off a series of catastrophic events that will forever change the community. Based on the 19-minute short film of the same name that sparked controversy around the country, the film tackles bullying and prejudice head on, examining our most fundamental biases. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘Love & Friendship’: Why Oscar Dark Horse Kate Beckinsale Had to Wait for Her Acclaimed Role

The film is directed by Kim Rocco Shields, who directed the original short. She has previously directed the
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Speechless: Season One Ratings

Minnie Driver's last comedy series, About A Boy, was beloved by many but had poor ratings so it was cancelled by NBC after two seasons. How will Speechless, her new sitcom for ABC, perform in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.On Speechless, Maya Dimeo (Minnie Driver) is a no-nonsense mom who will do anything for her loved ones and fights injustices -- both real and imagined. The family includes husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Moving to an upscale school district, Maya's searching for just the right person to give Jj his "voice." Could the school's groundskeeper, Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough), be the person to do that?Read More…
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