Speechless: Bingeworthy hosts debate new ABC series about special needs family
ABC’s newest series, Speechless, is a comedy created by Scott Silveri based on his experience growing up with a brother with disabilities. Starring Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie, the show centers on what it’s like to raise a teenage son with cerebral palsy and already has a truckload of people praising its relatable take on special needs families.
In this clip from the second episode of Bingeworthy, co-host Touré explains to Jessica Shaw how admirable the show’s storyline is because of its willingness to make a special needs teenager and his family its central characters. Shaw, however, is quick to point out that, though it is commendable for Speechless to bring the reality of special needs families to the forefront, “that doesn’t get the ratings.”
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