‘No Ordinary Family’ Stars: We’re Not Dark, Brooding Like ‘Heroes’

Most simply said – and by Michael Chiklis himself – ABC’s ‘No Ordinary Family‘ (premiering Tuesday at 8/7c) “is about an ordinary family that gets in a plane crash, and extraordinary things happen to them.” Specifically, Jim and Stephanie Powell (played by ‘The Shield’s Chiklis and ‘Dexter’s Julie Benz) emerge from a near-deadly dunk with […]

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‘Sons of Anarchy’: 5 Things To Know About Season 3

FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ is promising mucho alpha-male biker intensity when its third season premieres Monday, September 7, at 10/9c. In a nutshell, a vengeful Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is on the hunt for his kidnapped son, while his long-suffering mother, Gemma (Katey Segal), deals with family issues alone, on the run after being framed for […]

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First Look, Two Takes: How Strong Is ‘No Ordinary Family’?

The fall TV season may be months away, but it’s never too soon to get a feel for the fresh fare coming our way. In Fancast’s First Look, Two Takes series, executive editor Matt Mitovich shares a snapshot overview of each new show, noting strengths and areas for improvement, and then invites a fellow editor […]

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ABC’s Fall Schedule Adds One Super ‘Family,’ Other Crimefighters

ABC’s lineup for the fall features an extraordinary ‘Family’ headed by Vic Mackey (meaning ‘The Shield’s Michael Chiklis), a crime-solving Dana Delany and some tough Detroit cops. Come midseason, viewers can expect a new medical drama produced by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ boss Shonda Rhimes, the return of Friend Matthew Perry, and more lizardlike Vs. Day-by-day, it […]

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Star: Lesbian Role Was “Completely Unexpected”

Julie Benz was relieved that organizers of the annual PaleyFest decided to screen the ‘Dexter‘ Thanksgiving episode on Thursday night instead of the fourth season finale which ended with the shocking death of her character. “I certainly hope Rita’s death doesn’t overshadow the amazing work that went on throughout the season with everybody’s characters,” the […]

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Pilot News: Michael Chiklis’ Super Role And More

‘The Shield’s Michael Chiklis will tap into his other famous alter ego, ‘Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm, as the patriarch of ‘No Ordinary Family,’ ABC’s drama pilot about a clan whose members possess special abilities. Greg Berlanti (‘Dirty Sexy Money’) is producing. In other pilot casting news, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter: • Jennifer Finnigan (‘Close […]

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