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.
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