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Special 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2019– )
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A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.

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Ryan O'Connell
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Season 2 Premiere



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Friday, April 12, 2019

Conflicted by how he's being defined, Ryan decides to come clean at work and with his friends, but focusing on himself leaves Karen feeling left out.


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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ryan O'Connell ...  Ryan Hayes 8 episodes, 2019
Jessica Hecht ...  Karen Hayes 8 episodes, 2019
Punam Patel ...  Kim Laghari 8 episodes, 2019
Marla Mindelle ...  Olivia 8 episodes, 2019
Augustus Prew ...  Carey 8 episodes, 2019
Patrick Fabian ...  Phil 8 episodes, 2019
Christopher Lee Herod Christopher Lee Herod ...  Office Employee 5 episodes, 2019
Gina Marie Hughes ...  Samantha 3 episodes, 2019
Brandon Tucker Brandon Tucker ...  Chris 2 episodes, 2019
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SPECIAL is semi-autobiographical comedy about a gay man with cerebral palsy in his mid-20s coming of age by starting his first real job, beginning his first adventures in dating, and moving into his first apartment away from his helicopter mother. Written by Stage 13

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Produced by Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and his husband Todd Spiewak See more »

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Read the book too!
12 April 2019 | by jmcauley-1See all my reviews

I read the book this show is based on a few years ago and it is HILARIOUS. 'Special' by Ryan O'Connelly who plays himself on the show. If you like the Netflix version, read the book too. My only complaint is the show is too short. 15 minutes an episode?? WTF.


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