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No Ordinary Family

Series Summary
Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") plays Jim Powell, the patriarch of an ordinary family that decides to take a vacation for family bonding. But when the family's plane crashes into the Amazon River, the Powells soon discover that they each now possesses unique and distinct superpowers. The Powells try to find purpose for their new powers and find out what defines and unifies them. Julie Benz ("Dexter") also stars in the series.

Air Dates: 2010 - 2011

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 20 : No Ordinary Beginning Apr 5, 2011

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    Mrs. X kidnaps J.J. and forces him to solve an enigma; Joshua and Katie reconnect; George is held prisoner on a plane that spirals out of control.

  • Season 1, Ep. 19 : No Ordinary Future Mar 26, 2011

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    After witnessing the future, Stephanie tries to alter a chain of events that would lead to her family's downfall; George helps Jim find those responsible for a cop's death.

  • Season 1, Ep. 18 : No Ordinary Animal Mar 22, 2011

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    Mrs. X wants a supervillain, who has animallike powers, to eliminate the Powells; Daphne skips school to go to a video shoot; J.J. questions Mr. Litchfield's intentions; Katie makes a discovery about Joshua.

  • Season 1, Ep. 17 : No Ordinary Love Mar 1, 2011

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    Mrs. X (Lucy Lawless) tells Sophie (Tricia Helfer) to put Jim and George under a spell; Stephanie faces a decision; Daphne's boyfriend starts to have suspicions.

  • Season 1, Ep. 16 : No Ordinary Proposal Feb 22, 2011

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    An innocent boy is accidentally hurt when Jim diverts a bullet; Daphne's boyfriend injects his father (Anthony Michael Hall) with stolen trilsettum serum; Joshua asks Katie to marry him.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • This one is trying something different, although its look and tone are conventional enough not to shake the TV fan from their comfort zone. show more

  • Chiklis ("The Shield," "Fantastic Four") and Benz ("Dexter") are appealing leads, and "No Ordinary Family" will most likely rise and fall on their backs. show more

  • The Powells' snarky dialogue can be a bit annoying, but executive producer Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters) cares for the family dynamics. Even the special effects are commendable. Some of the acting and line delivery can be a bit hokey, but that comes with the comic book-esque material. show more

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