Speechless Renewed for Season 2

The DiMeo family has something to celebrate this weekend: ABC has renewed Speechless for a second season.

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

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. Reno 911! alum Cedric Yarbrough rounds out the cast as JJ’s smooth-talking aide Kenneth.

ABC added Speechless to its Wednesday comedy lineup, between The Goldbergs and Modern Family, and it paid off in the ratings, with the show’s September series premiere notching 7.3 million total viewers and a 2.0 demo rating. Speechless earned a full-season pickup later that month, and then an additional episode to bring its freshman order to 23 episodes. Season 1 wraps up next Wednesday, May 17 at 8:30/7:30c.

The renewal means all four of ABC’s Wednesday comedies will return next season: black-ish, The Goldbergs and Modern Family were all renewed earlier this week, with the latter two scoring two-season pickups.

Are you happy to spend more time with the DiMeos? Speechless fans, sound off in the comments.

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  1. Brian says:

    Good! I like this show.

  2. J.B. says:

    So, so happy. One of the two new shows this season I prayed would get renewed.

  3. safistikaytdlayd says:

    YESSS! Glad to see the Dimeo’s for another season!!! Love this show!

  4. Hannah says:


  5. M says:

    Smartest decision I’ve heard all week.

  6. flowerduh says:

    Yay! I love this show! JJ cracks me up. So does the dad!

  7. Tracy288 says:

    Yes!!! Finally a win!!! That and Fresh Off the Boat!

  8. GregJ. says:

    Thank you! I was waiting for this. This one of the best shows on now!!

  9. cej says:

    So happy to hear some good renewal news! Love this show!

  10. Bozo says:

    Phew! After losing Last Man Standing, I wasn’t going to be able to handle losing this or Fresh Off the Boat too

  11. Gena says:

    Yaaaaas! :D So happy for this one — love the writing and how the characters have developed over the course of this season, love the cast and their chemistry.

  12. Gabrielle says:

    Yes yes yes!!!

  13. Anne says:

    Oh what a delightful surprise!

  14. PatriciaLee says:

    Shocking. There is actually one ray of intelligence in the world, today. I was sure the show was becoming too good and brilliant to make it.

  15. Lisa Echerd says:

    Good news! And I like the time slot leading into Modern FAmily.

  16. rowan77 says:

    I really enjoy this show. The entire cast is enjoyable and the storylines are fun. Congrats to them on a season 2.

  17. CW says:

    Excellent news! This is a delightful show, with a charmingly talented cast.

  18. Carrie says:

    I love this show. It absolutely deserves another season.

  19. ninergrl6 says:

    Huzzah! This is the only sitcom I watch. Every character is quirky and lovable in his/her own way. I think Maya and Ray (MayRay lol) are my faves.

  20. Lori says:

    I’ve been checking to see if it would be renewed for weeks, best comedy and cast in years!

  21. What a genuinely funny and heart warming show! So very happy that ABC are continuing with the love!

  22. Kiara D says:

    I absolutely love this show!!! My oldest son was diagnosed with autism in 2015 so this show helps put a bright side to the disability for me and my family!! I am so happy there will be a second season!!!