Prospects for another season of the superhero drama don't look good.
March 14, 2011
Fans of "No Ordinary Family" should probably prepare themselves for the fact that next month's season closer will also be its series finale. It's been a tough run for the freshman ABC drama since it debuted last September. Being slotted in Tuesday nights against some pretty steep competition, the show has always struggled to find a wide audience. And while there is no official word from ABC on the superhero series' future, all signs point to cancellation for the show.
Let's first have a look at the ratings. The show premiered decently enough with a 3.2 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, but quickly dropped off over the course of the season to a point where its most recent episode earned a 1.2 - far less than half of what it debuted with. That rating alone would be enough to limit the show's chances for renewal.
Then late last month, news broke that ABC had trimmed the number of episodes for the show's first season by two.
And if that wasn't bad enough, the series' two lead stars have recently signed on to new fall pilot shows on another network. Michael Chiklis has booked a role on a new CBS comedy pilot called "Vince Uncensored", while co-star Julie Benz has joined an untitled CBS supernatural medical drama. In both cases the stars' new projects are in second position to No Ordinary Family, meaning the superhero drama has priority should it be renewed. It should be noted, however, that stars of returning shows don't typically start booking other projects.
We likely won't know No Ordinary Family's fate until May, but as it stands now the show likely will not return when the Fall season starts.
12/15/16 at 06:21pm
Just finished binge watching the one and only season and weighed its development against Greg Berlanti's new offspring: Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow and it NEEDS to be in the lineup to give CW 5 programming nights of Supers.Its been 6 years since it aired and yes, either actors will need to be swapped or some will need to do double duty since they are appearing in other shows. Season One ended on quite a cliff hanger..what powers does George have? the fate of the shape shifting Victoria, the training of the family to work as special ops for the government 9since the job at Global Tech is obviously gone for both Stephanie and Katie, the developing powers of Joshua Jr., Will/Can Joshua's powers return? I would love to see Joshua acting as a guide or coach for Daphne in honing her powers. the possibilities of the 7 of them (Joshua, Katie, George plus the Powell family) working with the government to take down the 80 powered criminals and the CEO of Global Tech should provide some awesome fodder for new episodes.With all that said, IF the show returns without Greg Berlanti at the helm (and whatever behind the scenes team members are available) and without the original family, I'm not certain the MAGIC will be there. How else will the show be different other than George now having a power as well? Here's what we know: Mom can now travel but NOT interact to and in the Future, Daphne (when adrenalized) can fry a person's brain...so what will she be able to do once properly trained? If JJ gets another dose of the serum will he find his motor skills now have enhanced learning abilities as well? And Jim? Perhaps we will see that he has gained the ability to increase his size to 9 or 10 feet (flying should remain a no-no for him). Now...someone out there come up with a workable plan to make this happen. who has Greg Berlanti's number?
01/26/16 at 03:46pm
found the show on the internet and wow....what a great show!!! better by far than any of the other hero shows hands down.....you got to bring that show back....it's fresh, original and very well down...would see this movie over star wars or batman anytime...good as the book " superhero vacation world or maybe even better"
09/22/15 at 09:41am
Hi im from Namibia and i watched No Ordinary family two years back and it was really interesting i could not wait for the next season but till from that year 2013 has been searching for season 2 but nothing, till recently i just got to find out that there is no season 2 i am really disappointed about the whole NO season 2... Please guys make season 2 Please this series its very great and fun to watch... Make us happy Please all we want is season 2.....
07/17/15 at 04:54am
I just watched season 1....luv it .... We need season 2...Please make it happen ... This is really a great serie.. . I am from Cape Town south Africa .
05/29/14 at 04:08am
I also recently started watching it on Netflix and I finished it, I couldn't wait to find out what happens to Joshua and the baby, please continue the series and I'm 13
05/27/14 at 03:37pm
I really do not understand why you cancelled season 2 no ordinary family is outstanding I love to show please make more searis and episodes and the actors are perfect for the show I watched the show on netfilx last week I thought what a outstanding why cancelled seasone 2 . It the best show i watch in ages I would support you all the way to make anothor episode please please make anothor searis because the last episode was really outstanding and im exsited for new episodes and the whole show out standing I'm 14 and I really love this show about super hero and more please make more shows
05/18/14 at 05:53am
Hi, I recently started watching no ordinary family on Netflix and within two days I had finished the whole series. I really don't understand why the show is being cancelled when it was basically at its most interesting. Sure the show had its ups and downs but all shows do once in a while. So I think that you should make a second series and try not to worry so much about some stupid ratings because there are probably way more people who want to watch the show than that don't want to watch it. Thank you so much and I hope you take my advice under consideration.
03/21/14 at 08:00am
PLEASE MAKE A SEASON 2,in the evening we with our children like to watch this serial.They are waiting so much for the next series,for the next season(season 2)!
03/21/14 at 07:54am
So nice serial!I WANT SEASON 2!!!!
Why end it now?Are they crazy?I just found what I searched so long!PLEASE,MAKE SEASON 2.Please..
03/21/14 at 07:47am
I`m 20 years old.And I like season 1 of "No ordinary Family" very much.I think it`s a very good familiar serial. And I would like so much season 2!!!It is very sad they didn't continue the Season 2 of "No ordinary Family".But when it is getting interesting they just stopped.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!MAKE SEASON 2.I really hope to see season 2...
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