THE POWELL FAMILY ARE ABOUT TO GO FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY
AFTER SURVIVING A PLANE CRASH THAT LEAVES THEM EACH WITH UNIQUE AND
DISTINCT SUPER POWERS, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "NO ORDINARY FAMILY"
The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim (Michael Chiklis, "The Shield," "Fantastic Four") feels disconnected from his workaholic wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz, "Dexter"), and two teenage children, Daphne (Kay Panabaker, "Summerland") and JJ (Jimmy Bennett, "Star Trek"). To encourage family bonding time, Jim decides the family will join Stephanie on her business trip to South America. When their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they barely enjoy a moment to celebrate their survival before returning to the grind of everyday life. But they will soon realize that their lives have been forever changed. Each member of the family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super powers. Will their newfound abilities finally bring them together or push them further apart? "No Ordinary Family" premieres TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This program will repeat Friday, October 1 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET.
On the premiere episode, "Pilot," the Powell family must learn to deal with the super powers each has mysteriously acquired after the crash of their plane in the Amazon River. Jim discovers that he has the power of super strength and immediately feels a new sense of purpose and empowerment. With the aid of his best friend and confidant, George, he sets his sights on becoming a hero. Stephanie struggles to balance her family life with working 80 hours a week as an award-winning scientist, and after developing the power of speed, she can now move effortlessly through her daily responsibilities. Always the scientist, Stephanie immediately questions the phenomenon and, with the aid of her lab tech, Katie, the two begin to research the mystery behind the powers. For 16-year-old Daphne, she turns telepathic and hears other people's hopes, dreams, fears and joys, whether she cares to or not. And 14-year-old JJ struggles constantly to satisfy his parents and teachers as he grapples with a learning disability and bad grades. But he suddenly finds his mental abilities strengthened to a super genius level.
"No Ordinary Family" stars Michael Chiklis as Jim Powell, Julie Benz as Stephanie Powell, Romany Malco as George St. Cloud, Autumn Reeser as Katie Andrews, Kay Panabaker as Daphne Powell, Jimmy Bennett as JJ Powell and Stephen Collins as Dr. Dayton King.
Guest starring are Tate Donovan as Mitch McCutcheon, Christina Chang as Detective Yvonne Cho, Reggie Lee as Dr. Francis Chiles, Tom Amandes as Dr. Robert Allen, Nathan Keyes as Lucas Fisher, Nadine Nicole Crocker as Lindsay Silver, Jamie Harris as Reed Koblenz, Gilland Jones as Emily, Tom Deweir as Detective Mario Hixon, Karen Eileen Gordon as crime victim, Melanie Chartoff as Iris Mitchell, Wiley Pickett as precinct cop, Sean Andrew as batting cage clerk, Ingrid Sanai Buron as guidance counselor, Loren Lazerine as security guard, Larry Omaha as supply clerk, Rey Herrara as referee, Renee Faia as Sally Downs, Oliver Alvarez as JJ's classmate, Nate Reese as Global Tech chairman, Lacklan Buchanan as Chad Claremont and Josh Stewart as The Watcher.
The story for "Pilot" was by Greg Berlanti & Jon Harmon Feldman, with the teleplay by Feldman. David Semel directed.
"No Ordinary Family" was co-created by Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman. Berlanti, Feldman, David Semel and Morgan Wandell serve as executive producers. The series is from ABC Studios.
"No Ordinary Family" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.
For more information on "No Ordinary Family," visit ABC.com