ABC Orders SPEECHLESS to Series; Renews LAST MAN STANDING

MASON COOK, KYLA KENEDY, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, MINNIE DRIVER, MICAH FOWLER, CEDRIC YARBROUGH

ABC is continuing with their pre-Upfronts news this morning with a series pick-up of SPEECHLESS, starring Minnie Driver, and the renewal of the long-running sitcom LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen (which will be returning for a sixth season).

SPEECHLESS tells the story of the DiMeo family, “a gang who’s pretty good at dealing with the challenges it faces, and absolutely fantastic at creating new ones. At the heart of the action are Maya, a mom on a mission who will do anything for her family, and JJ, her whip-smart teen son with special needs.  Maya’s a no-holds-barred fighter of injustices both real and imagined.  In her orbit are dry and smarter-than-he-seems husband, Jimmy, her no-nonsense jock daughter, Dylan, and middle child, Ray.  Ray’s the lone adult in the family, the voice of reason, the brains of the operation… if you ask him, that is.” John Ross Bowie, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kenedy and Cedric Yarbrough co-star.

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