No Ordinary Family

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  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (17,013)

No Ordinary Family is a superhero-centered family drama series that aired on ABC from 2010 to 2011. The show revolves around a once-ordinary American family called the Powells, who gain superpowers after a plane crash in the Amazon rainforest during a family vacation. The show's tone is a mix of light-hearted comedy and serious drama, as the family deals with the ups and downs of their newfound abilities and the consequences that come with them.

The patriarch of the family is Jim Powell, played by Michael Chiklis, who is best known for his role as The Thing in the Fantastic Four films. Jim is a police sketch artist who is struggling to keep his family together, as he is often absent from home due to his work. After the plane crash, however, Jim gains incredible strength, invulnerability, and the ability to leap great distances in a single bound. With his new powers, Jim becomes a superhero and begins to fight crime in his hometown of Pacific Bay.

Jim's wife, Stephanie, played by Julie Benz from Dexter, is a successful research scientist who, after the plane crash, gains the ability to move at superhuman speed and process information at an incredible rate. She struggles to balance her new powers with her research work, and also tries to help Jim with his superhero duties.

Their two teenage children also gain powers from the crash. Their son, Daphne (played by Kay Panabaker), can read minds, which causes her to have trouble forming relationships with her peers. Meanwhile, their son JJ (played by Jimmy Bennett) gains the ability to instantly learn any skill or knowledge after seeing it once. With his incredible abilities, JJ becomes a genius inventor, creating gadgets and weapons to help his family in their superhero endeavors.

Throughout the course of the show, the Powells face a variety of challenges, both super-powered and mundane. They discover that they are not the only ones who have gained powers from the Amazon crash, and are often targeted by people who want to exploit or eliminate them. They also face the everyday problems of being a family, such as marital difficulties, teenage rebellion, and the struggle to balance work and personal life.

Aside from the main cast, No Ordinary Family features a variety of guest stars, including Lucy Lawless from Xena: Warrior Princess, Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica, and Anthony Michael Hall from The Breakfast Club. The show also boasts talented writers and directors, such as Greg Berlanti from Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, and Jon Harmon Feldman from Dirty Sexy Money and Blood & Oil.

Overall, No Ordinary Family is a unique blend of sci-fi, action, and family drama, with relatable characters and exciting plotlines. While it only lasted for a single season, the show has garnered a cult following and remains a beloved entry in the superhero television genre.

No Ordinary Family is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2010.

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No Ordinary Beginning
20. No Ordinary Beginning
April 5, 2011
Joshua and Katie reconnect; George is held hostage on a plane that spirals out of control; Mrs. X kidnaps J.J. and forces him to solve an enigma.
No Ordinary Future
19. No Ordinary Future
March 26, 2011
Stephanie is whisked into the future and sees the destruction of her family. Returning to the present, she tries to alter a chain of events in an effort to save her family.
No Ordinary Animal
18. No Ordinary Animal
March 22, 2011
The Powells' lives are threatened when a super-villain with animal-like powers is assigned by Mrs. X to eliminate the family.
No Ordinary Love
17. No Ordinary Love
March 1, 2011
King's mysterious superior, Mrs. X, seduces Jim and George, making them obey her every command. Meanwhile, Chris is suspicious of Daphne and her family, and Stephanie has to compromise her principles to maintain her cover as a loyal worker for Dr. King.
No Ordinary Proposal
16. No Ordinary Proposal
February 22, 2011
Jim is riddled with guilt when he diverts a bullet during a fight with a thug that accidentally hits a boy.
No Ordinary Powell
15. No Ordinary Powell
February 15, 2011
The Powells' lives are threatened when Dr. King orders shape-shifter Victoria Morrow to murder one of the family members.
No Ordinary Double Standard
14. No Ordinary Double Standard
February 8, 2011
Stephanie asks Jim to join forces with her to help catch a friend's attacker.
No Ordinary Detention
13. No Ordinary Detention
January 18, 2011
While Internal Affairs officer Rachel Jacobs investigates reports of a rogue cop, Jim risks revealing himself as the prime suspect when the police station is overrun by a group of thugs, and he is the only hope of survival. Meanwhile, Katie and Stephanie run into Human Resources VP Victoria Morrow and begin to suspect that she isn't who she says she is.
No Ordinary Brother
12. No Ordinary Brother
January 11, 2011
Jim's wayward brother, Mike, makes a surprise visit to the Powell household and discovers the family has powers. But in an attempt to make some quick cash, he tries to convince JJ to using his abilities to win big by betting on the horses. Meanwhile, in a surprise twist, Katie is given a promotion at Global Tech by Human Resources VP Victoria Morrow, who may be hiding a secret agenda, and Daphne is placed on the school's peer disciplinary committee and believes a student may have been wrongly accused of possessing drugs.
No Ordinary Friends
11. No Ordinary Friends
January 4, 2011
After Jim saves Dave Cotten's life, he and Stephanie become fast friends with Dave, his wife Michelle, and their kids. But Jim becomes suspicious that the Cottens may be leading their own secret lives. Meanwhile, Daphne decides to run for student council president, and Katie reveals a secret to Stephanie about her relationship with Joshua - aka The Watcher.
No Ordinary Sidekick
10. No Ordinary Sidekick
December 7, 2010
After George was mistaken as the hero for stopping a robbery that Jim actually stopped, things have been awkward between the two friends. George thinks Jim is jealous of the attention he's receiving, and Jim feels that George is taking credit for something he didn't do and hogging the limelight.
No Ordinary Anniversary
9. No Ordinary Anniversary
November 30, 2010
Jim and Stephanie have plans to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, but instead find themselves dealing with a serial arsonist who is exhibiting some special powers of his own. Meanwhile, Daphne and JJ are left home alone and join forces to win some big money in a poker game with some fellow students.
No Ordinary Accident
8. No Ordinary Accident
November 23, 2010
Stephanie tries to determine why Jim has a sudden loss of powers, which could prematurely put an end to his crime fighting days; JJ may be facing criminal charges after he's caught hacking into the school computer system by his teacher; Daphne uses her abilities to impress a boy; and Katie begins falling for her mysterious new beau.
No Ordinary Mobster
7. No Ordinary Mobster
November 16, 2010
George asks Jim to help him take down a mobster who has eluded captivity for years. Meanwhile, Stephanie disobeys Dr. King's wishes and tries to find out more about Volson's research. Daphne asks JJ to use his powers to help her impress a boy.
No Ordinary Visitors
6. No Ordinary Visitors
November 9, 2010
When Stephanie's hard-to-please parents, Barbara and Allan Crane, pay an unexpected visit, the Powells must control the use of their powers for fear of giving away their secret. But Barbara and Allan begin to suspect that something is amiss when they witness some strange behavior. Meanwhile, when friend Trent Stafford and his parents are the victims of a home invasion, Daphne uses her abilities to help Jim try to track down the thugs responsible for the violent act.
No Ordinary Quake
5. No Ordinary Quake
October 26, 2010
Jim goes into search mode to discover the cause of some recent earthquakes; Stephanie is suspicious of JJ's claim that he doesn't have any super powers; and Daphne struggles with morality issues when she reads the minds of a fellow student and teacher and suspects they may be having an affair.
No Ordinary Vigilante
4. No Ordinary Vigilante
October 19, 2010
Jim is mistaken for a murderous vigilante while patrolling the park; Stephanie makes a profound discovery; Daphne uses her telepathic abilities to get into an exclusive party reserved for only the cool high school kids; and JJ tries out for the football team - with a lot of help from his power.
No Ordinary Ring
3. No Ordinary Ring
October 12, 2010
Jim and George crash a wedding to catch the thieves who stole Stephanie's wedding ring. Meanwhile, Stephanie is forced to break into a secure lab to retrieve Katie's blood sample after the lab tech substitutes her blood for Stephanie's. JJ asks his sister to read a girl's mind and find out if she likes him.
No Ordinary Marriage
2. No Ordinary Marriage
October 5, 2010
The Powells keep secrets from each other as JJ hides his new ability from everyone, and Jim and Stephanie secretly break their promises to the other not to use their powers. Meanwhile, Jim takes on bank robbers and Stephanie attempts to determine the source of their powers.
1. Pilot
September 28, 2010
Stephanie is a research scientist and Jim is a police sketch artist who feels unfulfilled in his career. In order to organize his life and to bring his family together, Jim schedules a trip to South America for his family, including his teenage children. While there, they get into a plane crash but miraculously all are spared. After returning home, something mysterious and amazing starts happening to them.
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No Ordinary Family is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch No Ordinary Family on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.
  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (17,013)