The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at creating new ones.


Actor:Micah Fowler

Director:Scott Silveri


Duration:30 min




Season 1 - Speechless
"Maya DiMeo moves her family to a new, upscale school district when she finds the perfect situation for her eldest son, JJ, who has cerebral palsy."
"Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ\u2019s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly."
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"Exploring the city on their own, JJ and Kenneth realize strangers look at them as inspirational. The two push their luck, receiving free food and baseball game admissions. Kenneth lets this get to his head, goes overboard, and things fall apart. Meanwhile, as the family can\u2019t do anything without having to worry about wheelchair accessibility, Dylan and Ray convince Maya to take them paintballing. But can she let herself have fun without JJ?"
"Jimmy is upset the kids no longer want to participate in the family tradition of dressing up for Halloween. Maya tries to cheer up Jimmy by allowing him to do things he loves by taking things off the family \u201cDead to Me\u201d list. Meanwhile, Ray recruits Dylan to help work the school\u2019s haunted mansion while Kenneth is scared of losing his job when JJ gets drunk at a party. Even though Maya is furious, she is thrilled to see JJ having a \u201cnormal\u201d life."
"JJ meets a new girl at school, an injured gymnast, who must learn to adapt to school life in a wheelchair. JJ shows her the ropes and soon forms a crush. Elsewhere, Ray saves face by claiming a picture of his own nipple on his phone to be a \u201dsext\u201d from his \u201dgirlfriend.\u201d The plan makes him a hero among the boys at school, but backfires after Maya learns the whole story. Meanwhile, Jimmy teaches Dylan how to properly deal with stress."
"The DiMeo plan to avoid another horrible Thanksgiving with Jimmy\u2019s brother\u2019s family backfires when they invite themselves over to celebrate. While Kenneth and Ray destroy the turkey, the rest of the family creates a game, checking off the various instances of annoyance their relatives are known for. When Jimmy and his brother Billy decide to take their competition to the streets, the family discovers that Billy\u2019s family is not as perfect as it seems."
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"JJ instantly wants to join a sled hockey team made up entirely of people with disabilities, but Jimmy is not thrilled and thinks it\u2019s dangerous. Meanwhile, Maya takes a CPR class with Kenneth, and she sees how popular he is and realizes that she needs to be nicer in order to keep him as JJ\u2019s aide."
"It\u2019s Christmas time at the DiMeos, and Maya surprises everyone by embracing a newfound holiday spirit. But her view is put to the test when the family van is stolen, along with all their holiday gifts. Worrying he won\u2019t get into college, Ray joins the choir and gets a coveted solo. But when a very attractive new teacher is hired, JJ decides to join his brother and takes Ray\u2019s solo."
"The family goes on an annual impromptu family road trip, but Ray has something in store, which angers Maya when she finds out what it is. But Maya\u2019s relentlessness proves to be helpful when she takes control of an emergency situation involving Ray\u2019s appendix. Meanwhile, Jimmy attempts to continue his tradition of spending no money on vacation while Dylan becomes anxious after visiting a fortune teller. Back at home, Kenneth has trouble fitting in at school while JJ is away."
"In order to get on the good side of their insurance agent to get everything JJ needs, the DiMeos have Dylan make a tough sacrifice at her track meet. Meanwhile, Ray wants to use his brother for inspiration while writing for an essay contest at school, but JJ rejects his plan. But when another student lies using the same plan, Ray and JJ team together to outdo the other student."
"Dylan becomes Kenneth\u2019s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya\u2019s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she\u2019s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray\u2019s school project."
"Maya attempts to give Jimmy a Valentine's Day gift, with the help of his old roommate and her ex-fiance. Meanwhile, Ray is elated to find out he has a secret admirer and JJ i in charge of distributing candy-grams, which proves challenging for both him and Kenneth."
"JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must \u201cparent-trap\u201d them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time"
"When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect. Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not."
"Dylan asks Maya not to have their annual birthday party for her, but Maya holds an amazing surprise party anyway and soon learns the real reason why Dylan didn't want to have a party. Elsewhere, Ray is put in charge to watch JJ but panics when his brother has a day of independence at the mall to buy Dylan a birthday present while Jimmy and Kenneth struggle to find something they have in common."
"After leaving a note behind Maya\u2019s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car. Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos."
"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."
"When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star."
"It\u2019s prom night, and all three DiMeo kids are going, which leaves Maya and Jimmy with a rare night to themselves. Kenneth is shocked to learn that they like to spend their nights without the kids to bring up past arguments they have bottled up or ignored in the past."
"With the school year over, Maya is excited to spend the summer with JJ, but he and Kenneth have other plans. Meanwhile, Jimmy gets special treatment at the most unlikely of places while Dylan\u2019s identity in the family is threatened."
"As the family readies for their flight to JJ\u2019s camp, Maya gets a surprise at the airport. Ray sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself while Jimmy and Dylan turn the trip to camp into a father\/daughter bonding moment."
Season 2 - Speechless
"While JJ was at summer camp, Maya decided it\u2019s time the family no longer use JJ\u2019s disability as an excuse to let their lives fall through the cracks. Maya, Jimmy and Dylan make dramatic changes, but a smug Ray decides he will spend the summer watching his family likely failing at their attempts. When JJ comes home, Kenneth finds a love note in JJ\u2019s luggage from Alexa, a girl he met at camp, who wants to give JJ his first kiss. The family chucks their self-improvement projects and hits the road to find Alexa."
"When Maya encourages the parents of the new special needs kids at Lafayette High to demand full-time aides, the school administrators tell her anything the new students get will spell losses for her beloved JJ. Meanwhile, Dylan develops a hooky habit, unprepared as she is to return to the same school for a second year; JJ pushes Kenneth toward romance with his teacher; and Jimmy endeavors to enjoy a long-awaited uninterrupted shower."
"Ray gets in over his head when he makes up a fake charity to impress his girlfriend; Maya gives Jimmy tips on being the boss; and Dylan demands Kenneth get out of her space."
"Jimmy takes JJ camping to give him \u201cthe talk,\u201d Maya trains a ragtag group of new aides, and sparks fly between Dylan and Ray\u2019s bully."
"The DiMeo kids mistakenly eat old Halloween candy that causes feverish dreams of horror and wish fulfillment, and Kenneth agonizes over which era of Michael Jackson to dress as for Halloween."
"JJ\u2019s pressured to date a new student at school who also has cerebral palsy. Maya and Jimmy teach Ray and his girlfriend to think less. Dylan teams with Lafayette alumni to rebel against the school\u2019s \u201cno-prank\u201d initiative."
"The family works to impress Maya's mother, who is visiting for Thanksgiving; Jimmy deals with getting older; Kenneth dreads spending the holiday with his overbearing father."
"JJ convinces his parents to take him on a college visit but hides an ulterior motive. As his plan unravels, JJ enlists the help of new friend Tyson, an actor who gives the performance of his life to keep JJ out of hot water. Meanwhile, Ray goes wild when he\u2019s left home alone for the first time."
"Two tickets to the premiere of \u201cStar Wars: The Last Jedi\u201d promise a glorious night for JJ and Ray \u2026 until JJ\u2019s pulled to the dark side by a pretty classmate who hopes to take Ray\u2019s ticket. Back at home, Maya, Jimmy and Dylan enjoy a rare night at home without the boys. Meanwhile, Kenneth\u2019s secret after-hours hangout at Lafayette is compromised when Dr. Miller discovers his late-night escapades."
"After leveraging JJ in an attempt to land a family dog, Dylan takes a vow of silence to better understand what it is to be her brother. Ray brokers a meeting between his girlfriend\u2019s mother, Melanie, and Maya, only to realize they have a history. Jimmy drives Kenneth crazy by gaming a supermarket giveaway to score free Christmas turkeys."
"Jimmy convinces Maya to go on a much-needed night out together where they drink through Maya\u2019s urge to rush home to the kids. Back at the house, Ray and Kenneth avoid being alone with their dates, while JJ, sidelined by a broken wheelchair, ends up getting more excitement than he expected. Meanwhile, Dylan spends her night trying to win the affection of the new family dog."
"Maya and Jimmy get pulled into a school fundraiser where Maya makes a new friend and Jimmy discovers the benefits of being tall. Ray, tired of being the responsible sibling, explores his reckless side with JJ and Dylan; and Kenneth tries to win over a crowd with his DJ skills."
"After a dust-up with Lafayette High, Maya runs to JJ\u2019s rescue and launches her own school out of the DiMeo home. Her program becomes a true DiMeo affair when Ray and Dylan enroll and Jimmy joins the faculty. Meanwhile, Kenneth sets out to prove to his ex-wife that he\u2019s living a successful life."
"J.J. struggles with not being treated like an adult on his 18th birthday; he learns a valuable lesson from Kenneth; an exchange student moves in with Taylor; Dylan is recruited to be on the school's wrestling team."
"Ray is miserable after breaking up with Taylor. When Maya cheers him up with a day out, Ray has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, JJ is nervous about his first friend date with Aaron, so Dylan offers to make sure everything goes smoothly; however, it\u2019s everything but smooth. And Kenneth teaches Jimmy how to be the one in charge at home."
"JJ\u2019s thrilled when he is chosen by his classmates to film his horror movie project, but soon the pressure of directing gets to him. Meanwhile, Dylan\u2019s class project reveals a family secret; and Jimmy\u2019s suggestions for the neighbor\u2019s house construction project backfires for the DiMeos."
"Maya has jury duty, which is like a vacation for her until she learns Taylor\u2019s mom, Melanie, is also there. Meanwhile, JJ lies about his disabilities on an online dating site after a few bad dates; and Ray is upset Jimmy and Dylan spend too much together."
"JJ travels to a film festival where he\u2019s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he\u2019s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor."
Season 3 - Speechless
"The DiMeos cross the pond so Maya can ask her estranged father, the challenging Martin, for a loan to save their house. Meanwhile, Jimmy puts on his \u201cfun dad\u201d hat to ensure JJ has a great trip, Ray digs deep to summon Californian vibes to endear himself to British girls, and Kenneth reveals a love for all things royal."
"Maya must choose between asking her father for money to save their house and a lasting relationship with him. Ray strives to bond with his new British family, only to discover Dylan\u2019s the one with a surprising connection. Meanwhile, JJ shows Kenneth a good time off-the-clock, and Jimmy inadvertently finds love."
"Maya\u2019s Halloween becomes truly terrifying when JJ attends a rave in the woods. Ray joins Dylan\u2019s Halloween heist determined to prove he\u2019s more than a do-gooder. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Kenneth turn the DiMeo home into the neighborhood\u2019s haunted house."
"Seeking a new outlet for her superpowers as JJ prepares for college, Maya sets her sights on a receptive Ray. JJ gets involved in a (too) high stakes poker game, while Dylan discovers what really happens after her bedtime."
"Seeing the kids believe she exists to solely serve at their pleasure, Maya takes the stage to prove she has so much more to offer. Kenneth finds JJ a job, and JJ finds an unlikely rival. Ray goes undercover informing parents on his classmates\u2019 social lives and gets in too deep."
"When the DiMeos land in the hospital on Thanksgiving, Maya\u2019s determination to save the holiday leads to an uneasy truce with her rival, Melanie Hertzal; and Jimmy gets jealous when Kenneth bonds with his brother, Billy. Meanwhile, wounds from an old breakup are re-opened, but Ray finds brand-new love in an unlikely place."
"The DiMeos realize they have great intentions but lack follow-through when it comes to \u2026 everything. Vowing to change, Ray and Dylan take on government bureaucracy; Kenneth helps JJ prepare for college; and Maya tries to reconnect with Jimmy."
"A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper\u2019s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters."
"Maya lends a helping hand to frenemy Melanie and finds her life taking a surprising turn. Dylan joins the Lafayette basketball team, where her lousy sportsmanship gets results. Jimmy makes up for lost father-son time with Ray."
"JJ challenges Maya\u2019s 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\u2019s gorgeous new TV sets him on a journey for self-betterment."
"Maya is less than thrilled when Kenneth interferes with her business plans with Melanie. Ray begs JJ to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy, in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan is impressed with Jimmy\u2019s band."
"Dylan is horrified to realize people see her as a mini version of Maya, and makes a point to exert her individuality. JJ and Ray each cope with their feelings for shared crush, Izzy. Meanwhile, Kenneth turns to an unwilling Jimmy for help with Joyce."
"Maya and Melanie take their promising new fashion line to the 2019 Abilities Expo, only to walk into a room full of familiar and unfriendly faces. Ray accompanies JJ on an overnight college visit. Meanwhile, Dylan\u2019s test scores lead her first to Mr. Powers\u2019 office hours, then to a journey within."
"JJ\u2019s love-match with Izzy becomes a cage match with Kenneth. Maya and Jimmy dismiss Valentine\u2019s Day as a holiday for suckers until they find a way to profit from it. Unable to find a date to a prepaid romantic night out, Ray brings Dylan."
"When Maya insists that it\u2019s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night for his family and new girlfriend. Ray tries to help on the big night, but his attention to detail puts a major crimp in JJ\u2019s evening. Meanwhile, Dylan and Kenneth let their appetites get the better of them."
"The DiMeos come together to help JJ shoot a last-minute film for his college application, working against the clock and Maya\u2019s own best interests. Jimmy makes an embarrassing gaffe with JJ\u2019s beloved, and Kenneth and Ray scramble to suppress embarrassing secrets."
"Ray\u2019s attempt to manipulate Maya over an unfulfilled promise of mother-son time backfires when she calls his bluff. JJ tries a new aide after he and Kenneth agree to spend a day apart. Meanwhile, Jimmy\u2019s unsure how to handle Dylan\u2019s teen angst when she invites a boy over."
"JJ struggles with spending his new social security benefits strictly on boring stuff. Kenneth uncovers a secret that upsets the status quo in Maya and Jimmy\u2019s relationship. Meanwhile, Ray\u2019s run-in with an old love threatens his chances at a Quiz Bowl championship."
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"The DiMeos set out for one last \u201cJJ Adventure\u201d before he heads to college, but things get bumpy when the family takes an ill-advised shortcut. Maya and Kenneth\u2019s relationship is tested when they disagree over who knows JJ\u2019s needs best. Meanwhile, Jimmy, JJ and Dylan find fun they shouldn\u2019t be having, and Ray tests his wilderness mettle."
"When JJ\u2019s attempts to make a good impression on Izzy\u2019s 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."
"Maya braces for JJ\u2019s high school graduation and departure for college, but tough news from NYU changes everything. Dylan teaches Jimmy a \u201cDad lesson\u201d as he gets ready for a big job interview. Kenneth pressures JJ to prepare for a grand finale to their time together, and Ray uses his class trip to Catalina to examine his bad luck in love."