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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010: No Ordinary Family

by Zach Oat September 28, 2010 6:00 am
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010: <i>No Ordinary Family</i>

Who would have thought that ABC would be the one to pick up the Heroes torch and launch their own superhero drama? Especially since they don't really have any other fantasy or sci-fi shows in their fall line-up, which means that this family-with-powers show gets paired up with the results episode of Dancing With the Stars. We'd say good luck getting the superhero-lovers to stick around and watch DWTS (especially not that Hasselhoff is gone), but the network is already going to have their hands full keeping the show from degenerating into a Heroes-esque morass.

Perhaps the better move would have been to make the show a super-powered version of their Emmy award-winning comedy Modern Family? After all, we're already getting a sense of deja vu seeing Michael Chiklis play the strong member of a quartet of heroes, and all he needs is some rocky skin or a red leotard for this show to enter lawsuit territory. Instead, having Ty Burrell shooting laser beams out of his eyes and Ed O'Neill flip over cars might have been all it took to turn Modern Family into a ratings juggernaut. But Vic Mackey as a family guy who can jump far? That's sketchy territory.

No Ordinary Family airs tonight at 8/7C on ABC, opposite Glee, NCIS, One Tree Hill and The Biggest Loser.

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