September 29, 2016

ABC has handed out an order for nine additional episodes of Speechless, making it the first new comedy of the fall to earn a full-season pickup. The show is two episodes into its run and off to a solid start, garnering a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 for its premiere outing, and only dipping 10% for last night's second episode.

Speechless stars Minnie Driver as the mother of a wheelchair-bound special needs boy who moves with her family into a new home looking for a fresh start. Today's pickup gives the show a total of 22 episodes for its first season.