Speechless: THE S-T-A-- STAIRCASE (4/5)

THE S-T-A-- STAIRCASE (4/5)

March 18, 2019

LOVE AND SPITE PUSH JJ TO CLIMB NEW HEIGHTS
ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘SPEECHLESS,’ AIRING FRIDAY, APRIL 5

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“THE S-T-A– STAIRCASE” – When JJ’s attempts to make a good impression on Izzy’s parents fail, he changes course to make a bad one instead. Maya is jealous when Melanie is the recipient of a public display of mom-love. Meanwhile, Kenneth leans on Jimmy for support after a tour of his alma mater reveals a few surprises on an all-new episode of “Speechless,” airing FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (8:30–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

“Speechless” stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.

Guest starring in this episode is Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Marin Hinkle as Dr. Miller, Sarah Chalke as Melanie, Liz Cackowsiki as Joyce. Kayla Maisonet as Izzy, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as Omar, Mary Holland as Caroline, Cole Massie as Logan, Victoria Michaelis as Tour Guide, Jill Lover as Brenda, Thomas W. Ashworth as Emcee, Eliza Shin as Guest, A.J. Cast as Brad and Dutch Johnson as Professor Gan.

“THE S-T-A– STAIRCASE” was written by Zach Anner and Greg Gallant, and directed by Danny Chun.

Scott Silveri (“Friends”) writes and is executive producer of the show, along with “Fresh Off the Boat”’s Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation serves as a technical consultant on “Speechless.” To learn more about CP, go to CerebralPalsyFoundation.org.

“Speechless” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this episode at a later date.

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