May 13, 2011
ABC has cancelled No Ordinary Family along with six of its other shows in a barrage of moves by the network today. Also gone are Brothers & Sisters, V, Off the Map, Better With You, Mr. Sunshine, and Detroit 1-8-7.
The writing has been on the wall for quite some time regarding the superhero drama. After failing to impress in the ratings early in its run, the network cut No Ordinary Family's freshman season short in February, and even preempted its second-last new episode, only to air it on a Saturday with no promotion.
The final nail in the coffin came when its two lead stars signed on to new fall pilot shows on another network. Michael Chiklis booked a role on a new CBS comedy pilot called Vince Uncensored, while co-star Julie Benz joined an untitled CBS supernatural medical drama. The cast also took to Twitter after filming wrapped to say their final goodbyes.
(Source: TV Line)