‘Speechless’ Episode Guide (April 5): JJ’s Academic Career Questioned

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‘Speechless’ Episode Guide (April 5): JJ’s Academic Career Questioned

“C-H–CHEATER” (04/05/17) – Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed, on “Speechless,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in this episode are Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, O’Neil Christopher as Ad Exec, John Jackson Jr. as Boy, Kate Marie Tomlinson as Cool Girl #1, Katherine Landry as Cool Girl #2, Vito Viscuso as Dad, Greg Worswick as Doug, Kate Bergeron as English Teacher, Philena Franklin as Girl, Dwayne Colbert as Guest, Todd Aaron Brotze as Math Teacher, Micaela Wittman as Nadia, John Colella as Parent #1, Earnestine Phillips as Science Teacher, Jessica Belkin as Shelby, Steven Thomas Capp as Student #1, Max Tepper as Student #2 and Nicola Lambo as Yasmin.

“C-H–CHEATER” was written by Ron McCants and directed by Michael Weaver.

Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, “About a Boy,” “The Riches,” “Good Will Hunting”) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. 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.”

“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 are Marin Kinkle as Dr. Miller, Paul Bates as Older Cop, Darcy Shean a Fancy Woman, Daniel Zolghadri as Carter, Dina Spybey-Waters as Jennifer, Cyrus Deboo as Administrator, Skyler James as Kid, Jonathan Slavin as Mr. Powers, Jay Chandrasekhar as Coach, Lukita Maxwell as Jillian and Daniel Nelson as Zane.

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.


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