We're going to meet more of Kenneth Clements' (Cedric Yarbrough) family on Speechless. We've previously met the father of JJ DiMeo's (Micah Fowler) aide, known only as the Colonel (Keith David), and we'll meet more of Kenneth's family in the ABC comedy's holiday episode when Claws' Niecy Nash and Olympic legend Lisa Leslie guest-star as Kenneth's sisters!
The episode will be a reunion for Yarbrough and Nash, who co-starred on the mockumentary classic Reno 911! for six seasons and a movie. They played Deputies Sven "Jonesy" Jones and Raineesha Williams, on-again, off-again lovers, and the actors' comfort with each other is evident in the cute video they made announcing Nash and Leslie's guest spots.
"Hey, it's Cedric Yarbrough from Speechless," the star says into his phone before an unmistakable voice from off-camera interrupts with, "It's not just Cedric Yarbrough, it's me too." That's when Yarbrough moves the phone camera to reveal his old friend Niecy Nash sitting next to him.
"And you know who else is here?" he continues, beckoning for the "tall one" to come over, revealing none other than three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner Lisa Leslie.
Judging from the set they filmed the announcement video on — which includes a sign that says "see you in court" and gym bleachers, not to mention Yarbrough's headband — it looks like the Clements siblings are gonna be hooping it up in Speechless' holiday episode. So if you've ever wanted to see Niecy Nash and Cedric Yarbrough face off against Lisa Leslie on the basketball court, this is an episode you won't want to miss.
Speechless airs Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.