“Speechless” Cancellation A Blow To On-Screen Disability Representation

The groundbreaking sitcom, which features a lead character and actor with cerebral palsy, was cancelled by ABC this past week.

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We are truly sad to learn that the show Speechless has been cancelled. Based on creator Scott Silveri’s personal history, Speechless broke a lot of ground. We hope the show can find a new home.

Silveri, Micah Fowler, and Cedric Yarbrough from Speechless were honored at the 2016 Media Access Awards.

Watch a video of Fowler and Yarbrough at the 2016 MAAs below.

Note: This video is closed captioned. To view captions, click the “CC” button at the bottom right corner of the video. 

To read more about the show’s significant impact on the disability community, head over to The Mighty for further analysis.