Review | No Ordinary Family


Air date: Tuesday 9/28

Us rating: ***

A fantastical new series! After visiting the Amazon, the bickering Powells -- determined pop (Michael Chiklis), scientist wife (Dexter's Julie Benz), bratty daughter (Kay Panabaker) and grumpy son (Jimmy Bennett) -- somehow come home with superhero powers. This snazzy drama has thrills and flashes of wit, though the momentum is somewhat stalled by too much rigamarole involving the parents' stale marital problems. The secret weapons: The appealing Chiklis is a ball of energy, and upcoming adventures look promising. (ABC, 8 P.M.)