“Speechless” has just received a full-season pickup from ABC, and the whole cast of the new sitcom couldn’t be more thrilled with the news.
“We are all freaking out over here..we just found out we got picked up for a full season. #speechless,” Minnie Driver, who plays Maya Dimeo on the show, tweeted a day after the second episode of the series aired.
The 46-year-old English actress also took to Instagram to share the good news. “We got picked up for a whole season. So proud of our cast and crew. Feels like Christmas ❤ ,” Driver captioned a black and white photo with her whole onscreen family.
The Oscar-nominated actress also went live on Periscope while on set shortly after hearing that the network has ordered nine additional episodes of the Scott Silveri-created series. In the clip, Driver helped her TV son Micah Fowler announce the good news himself. “Everybody is freaking out because we’ve got a job,” Driver added.
Fowler, who plays JJ DiMeo on the series, also shared the news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. In addition, he appeared in a video with his onscreen brother Mason Cook (Ray DiMeo), in which they both thanked the fans of the show for all their support.
Other members of the main cast — John Ross Bowie (Jimmy DiMeo), Kyla Kenedy (Dylan DiMeo) and Cedric Yarbrough (Kenneth) — also reacted to the full-season order on social media. See their posts below:
“Speechless” Season 1, episode 3, titled “B-O-N–BONFIRE,” airs Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Check out the synopsis for next week’s episode below:
“While JJ finds success at school with a group of friends, Maya forces the cancellation of the homecoming bonfire, concerned that the beach location is not wheelchair accessible. Soon, the students speak out against JJ. But when Maya realizes she was wrong, the two stage a fake prank to encourage his classmates to have a change of heart. Meanwhile, Jimmy helps Ray settle into the new home.”