ABC’s latest series order is leaving the network Speechless. The Alphabet Net on Friday picked up Minnie Driver’s new comedy, TVLine has learned.
In the series, Driver plays Maya DiMeo, a mom passionate about her family: husband Jimmy and ch Ray, Dylan and, JJ, the latter of which has special needs. As the official logline states: “As Maya fights 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.'”
John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory) plays Jimmy, with Mason Cook (Legends) as Ray, Micah Fowler (Labor Day) as JJ and Kyla Kenedy (The Walking Dead) as Dylan. Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911!) plays Kenneth. The series is written by Scott Silveri (Friends), who executive-produces with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat). Twentieth Century Fox TV and ABC Studios produce.
As the broadcast networks’ annual Upfronts Week nears, the fate of the last remaining “bubble” shows will be determined, as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW get ready to reveal their schedules for the 2016-17 TV season. TVLine’s handy Renewal Scorecard keeps tabs of where each show stands, while our network-by-network Pilot Season Guide lists all of the new comedies and dramas up for consideration — some of which (including ABC’s Kiefer Sutherland-led Designated Survivor) have already been ordered to series.
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During Upfronts Week, the broadcast networks announce their shows and stars for the fall and midseason. NBC and Fox are up first, delivering their respective morning and afternoon presentations on Monday, May 16, followed by ABC (on Tuesday, May 17), CBS (Wednesday, May 18) and The CW (Thursday, May 19).
As Upfronts Week unfolds, TVLine will share the first trailers and photos for all of the new series, as well as continually update our Fall TV Grid, letting you know what will be on when, and opposite what (as well as denote what is being held for midseason).
Get a first glimpse at Speechless below.