Posted by: gravessack | May 23, 2017

“Speechless” Season 1 Concludes; Season 2 Confirmed

On May 17th, season 1 of ABC’s “Speechless” came to a close. However, ABC has confirmed that there will be a second season of the sitcom! The release date of season 2 has not been announced.ABC's "Speechless" logo

Season 1 Recap

Overall, Season 1 got very positive reviews (click for a list of how “Speechless” compared to other ABC shows in 2016-17). I also liked the first season. Disability-related stories can be overly sentimental, but “Speechless” has done a good job of avoiding that. So far, the show has also done a good job of being funny while being respectful of serious issues concerning disability. Kenneth, played by Minnesota native Cedric Yarbrough, is very funny and is my favorite character.

Looking Ahead

My only complaint about season 1 is that Maya, J.J.’s mom, has too much of a central role. In season 2, the show should focus less on her and more on J.J. and Kenneth. Even so, I am looking forward to season 2 and glad that ABC renewed the show. I am curious to see whether the show can continue to receive good ratings and can avoid becoming too sentimental. I hope it will!

What are your thoughts on season 1 and the renewal for a second season?

Written by: Sam Graves


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