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The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at creating new ones.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mason Cook ...  Ray DiMeo 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Micah Fowler ...  JJ DiMeo 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Kyla Kenedy ...  Dylan DiMeo 63 episodes, 2016-2019
John Ross Bowie ...  Jimmy DiMeo 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Cedric Yarbrough ...  Kenneth / ... 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Minnie Driver ...  Maya DiMeo 57 episodes, 2016-2019
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The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at creating new ones.

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21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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. See more »

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Funniest sitcom of the season; Minnie Driver is terrific
30 November 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This terrifically funny sitcom has a rather odd structure. It's similar to shows like Fresh Off the Boat and the Real O'Neals, except that since the character the series is built around can't speak, his brother fills the role of POV character.

At the same time, neither of the brothers really powers the series. Instead, Minnie Driver's brilliant performance as their force-of-nature pushes everything forward. She is a complicated character, stubborn, guilt-ridden, neglectful of her other children yet wildly noble in her unstinting efforts to protect her neediest child.

In similar series, the family is often a generic backdrop to the kids, but here, the family itself is quite interesting; a rather bohemian group that functions as their own traveling circus.

When I first heard about a series centered around a disabled kid, I thought, that sounds depressing, but this series is anything but. JJ is severely disabled, but he's likable and funny, and the series does a good job of making disability seem like something you have to deal with rather than something that defines you. It's a series that takes something very serious and makes it fun without making fun of it.


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