JJ PLAYS MENTOR, WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT,
ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC'S 'SPEECHLESS,'
AIRING FRIDAY, JAN. 11
"R-O-- ROLL M-O-- MODEL" - JJ challenges Maya's mentoring tactics when she takes a father and his young son with special needs under her wing. Dylan and Ray attend a teen support group for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Jimmy's gorgeous new TV sets him on a journey for self-betterment, on an all-new episode of "Speechless," airing FRIDAY, JAN. 11 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), as part of the new TGIF programming block 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 Todd Robert Anderson as Corey, G. Maximilian Zarou as Rod, Megan Suri as Rosie, Phoebe Neidhardt as Maude, Cale Ferrin as Owen and Gabrielle Haugh as Tara.
"R-O - ROLL M-O - MODEL" was written by Matt Roller, with teleplay by Joshua Corey and Brian Kratz, and directed by Christine Gernon.
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.