New Mobility: Micah Fowler of New Sitcom 'Speechless' Speaks

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New Mobility: Micah Fowler of New Sitcom 'Speechless' Speaks

September 1, 2016

by Aaron Broverman

After countless years of watching nondisabled actors play characters with disabilities in movies and on television, a bright spot is on the horizon. A weekly TV series on American mainstream network television will star an actual wheelchair user, and it promises a truly inside look at what life is like when a member of your family has a disability.

Speechless is a family comedy akin to Modern Family that premieres this September on ABC. It centers on the Dimeo family and stars Minnie Driver as that familiar crusading mama-bear and 18-year-old newcomer Micah Fowler as JJ, her nonverbal son with cerebral palsy. Continue reading . . .