Wednesday, 1 March 2017

'Speechless' on Australian TV this week


US series Speechless is premiering in Australia at 8.00pm Saturday 4 March 2017 on ELEVEN. A 'Behind the Scenes' video  preview is available on TenPlay now.

Reviews from the US, where the show has been screening since September 2016 on the ABC network:

Speechless Is Breaking New Ground on Television
David M Perry, The Atlantic, 21 September 2016
The new ABC comedy about the family of a teenager with cerebral palsy is one of the rare shows to put a character with disabilities at the center of its narrative ...
How the Sitcom ‘Speechless’ Understands Families Like Mine
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 9 September 2016
If you live in a household like mine — one with a nonverbal child — you’re anticipating one television show above all others this fall: “Speechless,” ... A prime-time series on a major network about “us”? It’s occasion for excitement, and for reflection. What, exactly, do we who live in the “Speechless” universe hope this series will accomplish?
Thanks to the eagle-eyed Starting with Julius for the heads up on Facebook. 

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