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 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 20 : No Ordinary BeginningApr 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 FutureMar 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 AnimalMar 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 LoveMar 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 ProposalFeb 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.

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  • 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

  • As a show about average people who become superheroes, No Ordinary Family is very promising. It's the "Family" part of the title where the series has problems. Show More

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