NO ORDINARY FAMILY
Starring: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Christina Chang, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett, Autumn Reeser, with Tave Donovan, and Romany Malco
Created by Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman
Teleplay by Jon Harmon Feldman, Story by Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman, Directed by David Semel
No Ordinary Family is a new big-budget drama from ABC about a family who acquires superhero powers. When the Powell family takes a trip to Brazil to reconnect, their plane crashes and they are thrown into some strange water. When they come back home, they begin to discover superpowers one by one. Patriarch Jim (Michael Chiklis) has Superman powers - massive strength, ability to leap tall buildings, and won't get killed by a gun shot (unless it was very very close). His busy and highly successful wife Stephanie (Julie Benz) has the power of speed and for a woman who doesn't have enough time in the day, this proves very helpful. Teenage daughter Daphne (Kay Panabaker) discovers she is a telepathic and with her powers finds out that her boyfriend is sleeping with her best friend. Son JJ (Jimmy Bennett) initially believes that he didn't get any powers until he suddenly discovers he has an insane amount of intelligence, a welcome relief for someone who was considered an underachiever. Among the others who know is Jim's buddy George (Romany Malco) who is assisting him in his new plan to fight crime with his powers.