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As NO ORDINARY FAMILY Plummets, ABC Orders Winter Edition Of WIPEOUT!!

Published at: Oct. 13, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! “No Ordinary Family,” the new superhero series created by “Life As We Know It” director and longtime “Dawson’s Creek” showrunner Greg Berlanti, took another big dip with its third episode and now ranks behind only fellow freshmen “The Whole Truth” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as ABC’s third-lowest-rated scripted drama:

Current ABC series in adults 18-49: (Prior Tuesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray) 4.6 (4.6) (5.4) (1.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) Grey’s Anatomy 4.6 (4.6) (5.1) (1.5) (1.7) (----) (1.4) (1.2) (1.3) (1.4) (1.4) Modern Family 4.0 (4.3) (4.8) (5.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dancing With The Stars (Mo) 3.9 (4.4) (4.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Desperate Housewives 3.5 (3.3) (3.8) (3.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) Dancing With The Stars (Tu) 3.0 (2.8) (3.4) (1.3) (1.1) (----) (1.1) (1.1) (1.0) (1.1) (1.1) Cougar Town 2.9 (2.8) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) Private Practice 2.7 (3.0) (2.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Brothers & Sisters 2.7 (2.6) (2.8) (2.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Castle 2.5 (2.5) (2.7) (1.1) (1.3) (----) (1.2) (1.1) (1.1) (1.1) (1.1) The Middle 2.3 (2.2) (2.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) Better With You 2.3 (2.6) (2.0) (1.4) (1.0) (0.9) (----) (1.2) (1.6) (1.3) (1.2) Extreme Makeover 2.3 (2.7) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) No Ordinary Family 1.8 (1.1) (1.6) (1.9) (1.3) (1.1) (1.1) (1.4) (1.4) (1.3) (1.4) 20/20 1.7 (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Detroit 1-8-7 1.5 (1.9) (----) (1.2) (1.4) (1.1) (1.2) (1.5) (1.4) (1.6) (1.5) AFH Videos 1.4 (1.3) (1.7) (2.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) College Football 1.3 (1.2) (1.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) The Whole Truth

Given the concern-worthy performances of “Ordinary,” “Whole,” “Detroit” and the already-cancelled “My Generation,” ABC has just decided to order eight episodes of its first-ever winter edition of “Wipeout.” Smart move, I say. New Tuesday episodes of “Wipeout” never fell below a 2.4 this summer:

(2.8) (2.8) (2.4) (2.7) (3.1) (2.6) (2.9) (2.9) (3.0) (2.6) (3.1) (3.1)

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  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Same rating as The Event

    by CCon99

    I do find it odd that you only gloated about NOF's drop in rating this week and never covered Monday's huge drops or the rest of Tuesday's ratings. I get that you might not like the show, but what do you get out of it if it fails? Wipeout might not have fallen below a 2.4 in the summer, but it will have heavier competition in the real TV season.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    The show is ok...better the WIPE OUT :(

    by flagen2010

    I guess on a major network a superhero show will never succeed unless its about superman or batman (or if its a cartoon).....Wipeout come on ABC give us a break :(

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Might as well face facts

    by mongo126

    Don't get attached to any scripted show on the networks, they've got a hair trigger to pull anything that costs more than some cheap ass reality show. Thanks god for USA, FX, HBO, and Showtime or we'd all be subjected to shit like the Kardashians and Wipe Swap.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Skipped Right Past The Events ratings I see :)

    by kevmoley

    your show is plummeting!

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Feel bad for my dad

    by FrodoFraggins

    He likes No ordinary family and detroit 1-8-7. He also liked Life on Mars and Sarah Connor Chronicles.<br><br> Looks like I'll have to break bad news to him fairly soon.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Nobody is watching anything, especially dramas

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    This so far has been a weird TV fall season. The other day at lunch, my colleagues and I were discussing whether the future of scripted dramas will be cable and pay-per-view networks, and thus 10, 12 or 13 episodes per season will become the norm in a few years. The broadcast networks seem incapable of delivering viewers to advertisers now, unless it is reality shows and sports. (Network news is declining, too.)

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    not really asking for a _____ talkback

    by AaronRodgersFutureHOFer

    I get it--Herc will never give us a talkback for supernatural or 18/20 episodes of Smallville... but at least there were the ratings talkbacks... there haven't been any talkbacks for friday night in two weeks now... I would love to hear what people have to say about Supernatural and especially Smallville which has become great and it makes me sad that they didn't get to this point WAAAAY sooner, because seasons 1-7 were REALLY weak except for those handful of episodes where they drew from the comics... It used to be a show that I let the episodes build up on my hard drive and got around to watching them whenever I had the time, but now I really look foward to it every week <br><br>And no monday talkback either...

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Not happy about this!

    by decypher44

    This is one of the very few shows right now that my entire family can watch together. My wife and I are in our mid-thirties, a son who's 19 and a daughter aged 8. It's tough to find something that is somewhat appealing to us adults, an almost-twenty-something and a little kid. There are so many times that I have to stop my little one from coming in the room because I'm watching Weeds, SOA, or other stuff. No Ordinary was what we all watch together.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Heroes

    by AaronRodgersFutureHOFer

    I LOATHE the talkbackers who cry out 'Cancel this already!!!' but with Heroes, I had to become one of those people. I won't go into specifics, becasue we all know them but, as a viewer, the writing was so bad that I honestly felt insulted. Heroes didn't deliver on any of its promises, and that's all on that douchebag Kring who was so dense he didn't realize he was making promises--like the Future Hiro in the sixth episode or something--that was the moment the show really hooked me, and what did we all get? A hiro that got dumber and dumber as the show went on... and, whether kring realized it or not, they promised us fights where we see the superpowers in action, and that just didn't happen. Why can shows like Buffy or Chuck have fight scenes while Heroes seemed to do anything possible to avoid showing us a fight with the powers in action? the 'cut to the door and show light bleeding out from the cracks' shit was worse than Lois and Clark showing the waving superman cape when he was doing superpower stuf--Except they had a reason for that: technology couldn't do that stuff... <br><br>I think Kring hated himself for doing a show about superpowers... he didn't have the humility to dig into some comic books and use stuff from them (and the majority of viewers would have had no idea he was looking to comics) yet instead, Tim-I'm too smart for comic books-Kring decided to blatantly rip of 'The Fly' because it made him feel classier or something... he must never be given a job ever... any job... he should be on the streets looking for work and sucking dick for coke.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Whining about HEROES: TOO SOON

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Really, it still hurts too much for me to think about HEROES, and, for the most part, LOST (and its rather disappointing finale). Can we all agree to drop the whining and discuss something else? I think Mr. Bongs' remark that people are simply not watching any new scripted drama is more interesting.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    puppet master

    by darkpassenger

    its cool to see an animated puppetmaster gif in the corner today, my opinion of harry just went up a couple notches in mmy book, I love charles band productions

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    ya...what happened to mondays ratings?

    by brabon300

    hmmm herc....you and a few other reviewers wouldnt happen to be getting anything from nbc, would ya?<p>as for ordinary family...its just plain dumb<p>the reason no one is watching scripted tv any more, is because there is no quality at all...they arent even trying

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    "Quality" is debatable

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    "Lone Star" was quality, like something you'd see on the cable networks (it should have been an FX series), but got canned after just 2 episodes.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Prof. Pop-Cult

    by AaronRodgersFutureHOFer

    You're right. Heroes is just one of those things that I hear someone say something about it and can't resist venting... you're also right: the topic of 'why no one's watching' is better, but the answer is pretty obvious--mostly, there's DVR. secondly, I don't think viewers trust networks enough to invest in a show that is big on promises... they'd rather watch a show like Mentalist or Castle or HOuse where they know the answers will be at the end of each episode and if they happen to miss an episode, they know they won't be lost when they tune in again.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    DeCypher44...here is my suggestion

    by brabon300

    hook a computer with a good vid card up to your tv, and sit down with the kids to watch classic tv, like get smart, the waltons, man from uncle...or any of a number of shows that aired before the 21st century dawned<p>you and your entire family may be able to watch the show...but it is still not good

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Quality does exist -- on cable

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    It's everywhere on cable: Dexter, Mad Men, Treme, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, etc., etc.. The list of quality hourlongs you can watch on cable is extensive.<p><p>The problem is, with regard to the Big Four over-the-air networks, there has been growing concern that their business model can no longer sustain the hour-long scripted series format. This fall season so far has been problematic. Yes, most of these new shows probably do stink, but on the other hand, it could be argued that a show like critically acclaimed "Lone Star" was simply too niche for any of the Big Fours. (I agree too that it should have been an FX series; all that money and talent has been wasted on FOX and its audience.)

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    csi miami

    by batjac

    Another interesting storyline is how CBS has sent CSI miami to sunday to die. With screwed up football delays--DVR misses it. Think maybe caruso wanted too much money? I'll bet Hawaii 5-0 is still cheaper to shoot even with location shots than CSI Miami salaries

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Super heroes

    by batjac

    Sure hope they do the Blue Beetle show they have teased. With cameos from the DC universe......could a live action teen titans be far behind?

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    ForgetfulPete must have been banned

    by AaronRodgersFutureHOFer

    ForgetfulPete must have been banned--he'd be all over the no-monday-ratings-talkback thing...<br><br>...meanwhile, at this very second, there are other talkbackers typing cunt, faggot and nigger...

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    As for "The Event"'s ratings

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    Monday night for NBC is basically a mess. However, "Chuck" and "Chase" aren't actually doing too badly for three reasons: 1) They're hitting their respective demos. 2) They don't cost much to produce. 3) They have strong DVR ratings (yes, Nielsen tracks these and ad-buy brokers consider this). In fact, believe it or not, among new scripted dramas, "Chase" has the highest DVR ratings -- which adds up to 2 million additional viewers.<p><p>The problem with "The Event," although the highest rated among the three in the NBC Monday night line-up, is its continual attrition of viewership numbers (we can't feel its "bottom" yet), and production costs. Its DVR ratings are decent, but this can't compensate for the first two problems with the show. I wonder if it will even get a full season order.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Red Herring

    by Karuma

    Diverting attention away from the fact that far lower rated series have endured for many episodes. Cases in point "Life on Mars", "Dollhouse", "George and Leo", "Newsradio", and "7 Days". There are many more.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Blue Beetle pitch is for Cartoon Network

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    Cartoon Network are testing with the idea of developing a half-hour live-action Blue Beetle series. It's not for CW.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    In January, we may know of Blue Beetle series.

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    It's contingent on whether DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network and Mattel can sync everything together. If it happens, an announcement for the series (and toy line) will most certainly be made in January in NY toy convention.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I kinda like this show

    by David Cloverfield

    It's a lot more comic booky than Heroes. At least they can be bothered with some soft science explanations, making it more immersive. And the only characters you want to strangle are the kids. I think all series should hire at least one childless young writer - right now every single teen character on the small screen is written from an obvious parent "kids are unreasonable whiners" standpoint. I don't think I've seen teenage characters done well since Veronica Mars.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    NO ORDINARY FAMILY is surprisingly good

    by SpyGuy

    Which is, of course, why no one is watching it and watching shit like THE JERSEY SHORE and DANCING WITH THE HAS-BEENS AND WANNABES instead. Hopefully ABC Family would consider picking this up from regular ABC because I'm digging it so far.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Newsflash - The nerd population is low

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    When will people realize that nerdcore doesnt work? Shit like Scott Pilgrim, Heroes, and now "No Ordinary Family" appeals to loser geeks with no lives - the general population arent as pathetic as them. So they dont watch that shit. They watch other kinds of garbage.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    by brabon300

    you stupid fuck...geek culture saved hollywood<p>heroes was a ratings winner, till kring and his ego fucked it up<p>no ordinary family is not bad because it only appeals to geeks...its bad because it doesnt<p>its bad, because it treats its audience like morons and is reusing old worn out, family drama cliche's.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    MelGibsonsRacialTirade, like Mel himself, is an idiot

    by SpyGuy

    "So they don't watch that shit?" SMALLVILLE has been running for TEN SEASONS, you mendicant.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Geek TV is definitely down.

    by gun_will_travel

    Geeks would rather catch up on older series via torrents or Netflix instant view than watch most of the junk being broadcast now. BSG is now free on Netflix instant, so my TV schedule is full for a few weeks.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck television.

    by darthsynn

    I'll find something else to fill the enormous void in my life. God forbid I should have a girlfriend like a normal person.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Wipeout = Ow My Balls

    by Itchy

    Why not fuck it all, ABC, and just broadcast Monday Night Rehabilitation. Both No Ordinary Family and Detroit 187 have the potential to get much better and attract audiences. Tough to do when you only get 5 or 6 episodes to build an audience.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Wipeout is a good idea?

    by Red_Right_Return

    Hercules sometimes I just don't get you. Wipeout is a total shit-copy of a good show on Spike called MXC based on a dubbed Japanese game show. It is funny because it is goofy. The thing is, after watching Wipeout it became clear that almost all the "obsticles" are just staged gags. The show is dumb. Anyhow, I'm not saying No Ordinary Family is the greatest show on TV, but its a hell of a lot better than some dumb-ass reality TV show for the braindead.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Wipeout is always a good idea!

    by Ka Dargo

    Never get tired of seeing the ridiculously beautiful Jill Wagner and her amazing tight little body!!

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    MelGibsonsRacialTirade:

    by Jayemel

    "And yeah, we’re Nerdcore, it’s just a name for/People who gank Horde, just to start a flame war/That’s what I aim for, so there’s no shame for/People who know my Patronus is a Rancor/You see these nerd cats? This is energy/You see this nerd rap? Its simple synergy/I’m so cold, I’m causing heat damage/I contradict laws of thermodynamics/See, we the future, and this a movement/We come in force, so they measure us in Newtons/And we’ll surprise ‘em, we gonna rise up/And make sure the impostors have to wise up/Shunned in high school, now we’re admired/Dissed by women, and now we’re desired/You hate on us because we’re MIT/But y’all them no-name chumps like the MIB" <p> So sayeth the Doc. Get with it. Or maybe you haven't heard of The Big Bang Theory?

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Audiences are stupid. "Oh, he's fallen in the water!"

    by V'Shael

    Fucking Wipeout gets a 2.4? Seriously?

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Low Geek Ratings

    by CCon99

    The problem with "Geek Television" shows is that the majority of the "Geeks" watch TV with the new technology that the Networks refuse to catch up to the times (much like their Music Industry brothers who refused to acknowledge the technology change and now are whining they can't sell $18 CD's anymore). Geeks use DVR's, they watch on their HD computer screens, they watch on their cell phones and game consoles. The problem is Network TV is still using the ratings format they used in the 60's and 70's to monitor today's ratings, which is why all of the CBS old fogey series are mostly leading.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Geek TeeVee?

    by lukestarkiller

    Pure "Geek Entertainment" (Scott Pilgrim and other crap ala Kevin Smith..) don't work because they're too 'inside baseball' for the general public and the geek nation, despite all their bragging and whinging about what kind of economic power they have, are really a tiny minority who seem like a far bigger lot because they love to chatter incessently on the net. "Geek friendly" properties that become Mainstream hits happen because smart, creative people take an existing "geeks only" property and expand it's appeal beyond the "basement dwelling, never kissed a girl mouthbreather set". Nolan's "Batman", Singer's "X Men", JJ's "Star Trek" (yes I know many of you red tunic wearing "Get a life" folk HATED it) all broke the "Covenant of Geek Canon and Continuity/Stupid Minutia" and became HUGE mainstream hits by NOT slavishly adhering to 30 or 40 year old comic books or cheap 60's TV shows. That's the REALITY of the entertainment biz geeks. Get over it.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Let's face it

    by carraway

    This show is soo bad. And sadly while the writers/creaters weren't intending to create a "bad" show I think their intention was to show the possible banality of having super powers in the real world. And guess what, they succeeded. Unfortunately the result is...banality. So often the show promises somthing exciting then yanks the carrot and leaves the viewer searching for his remote control.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    More Geek TV...

    by lukestarkiller

    A show like "Heroes" DID get a huge mainstream audience in season one, then became more silly/comic booky and the only people who stayed with it's awful decline WERE the geeks..and look how badly it rated in it's last years. Not a "based on a comic book" but had the same problem of trying to 'cater to the loser-set"...Season One...strong characters, universal themes appealing to wide audience,...after that it' because a navel gazing geekfest that lost the mainstream...."the Event", "NOF", "Undercovers" and (yes) "Chuck" all suffer from a similar problem...not enough mainstream appeal. "Chuck" will never grow much beyond it's hardcore geek aud...."The Event" is DESPERATELY trying to be "Lost" without the strong characters and trying to mask the plot holes with ADD cutting techniques...."Undercovers" promises cool spy stuff on par with "Alias" in its heydey (never a HIT BTW) and come across as watered down 'Hart to Hart" (or "Chuck" without the laughs). You want "geek TV"? STick to SyFy...they may not aim high or smart but they KNOW their demographic. And please don't defend "geek tv" with the longevity of "Smallville" or "Supernatural". They are on the CW, not a real network, and they are happy with cable numbers (on par with FX or USA....or SYFy).

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    What No Ordinary Family needs

    by David Cloverfield

    Is the Dad killing a kid with one of those superstrong baseballs he is hitting to pass the time and Mom maiming a pregnant woman while super-running. Those will never happen, but the fact the the powers are presented in a way that you believe those could happen tells you something about the show. I'm not saying it's smart, it's just not Heroes-Smallville stupid.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Gee, who would have thought an Incredibles rip-off wouldn't fly?

    by impossibledreamers

    Me. And I like Michael Chiklis but I had no desire to that show. Maybe if Jason Lee had played a fan-boy villian... oh wait..

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    MelGibsonsRacialTirade, you protest too much

    by impossibledreamers

    You rail against geeks, yet you are posting on this site? How did you even FIND this site if you, sir... are not a geek.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    What it needs, is ... more naked Julie Benz.

    by V'Shael

    Every show needs more naked Julie Benz, in my opinion.<br /><br />

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Wipeout is a superhero show (sort of)

    by jim

    Watching it I'm always reminded of the old-school X-Men Danger Room.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    WIPEOUT: A show with BALLS!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Does Herc have friends who work on The Event?

    by iSwear

    because everyone I know has said that show is terrible

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    NO ORDINARY FAMILY is surprisingly bad

    by oisin5199

    3 episodes in, and I'm ready to call it quits. As hot as Julie Benz is, this is just going nowhere. The family is bland and cookie cutter. And every emotional plot point is incredibly predictable and cliche. The mom uses her superpowers to be supermom, doing chores, baking, running school council, top notch career. We get it. Let's make a pact to not use our powers. Let's use our powers. Sorry, this is just boring. Never thought I'd actually miss Heroes. As craptacular as that show was, at least it had some amount of style.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    It's not terrible, but you know how Herc is.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    If he likes a show it can do no wrong. If he doesn't then it's crap. There is no objectivity here. You know that. This is why guys like Herc will never be on well I want to use the words legitimate or professional entertainment websites, but even those are losing or have lost their objectivity. Let's say more "mainstream." Herc is like a dog that won't let go of it's favorite toy. In the meantime, shows that he despises, like Sons of Anarchy are getting fourth seasons. Other than announcing the fact you don't get a peep out of Herc. Coaxial may as well be called "Stuff Herc Likes."

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Wipeout is the great grandfather of

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Ow My Balls.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I always feel like I need a bath after watching Wipeout.

    by cookylamoo

    Jesus Christ. Why not just have a show where people are beaten with pig bladders? These morons MUST be getting seriously hurt.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I always feel like I need a bath after watching Wipeout.

    by cookylamoo

    Jesus Christ. Why not just have a show where people are beaten with pig bladders? These morons MUST be getting seriously hurt.

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Super Hero Burnout??

    by JimmyPasta

    Enough with this comic book crap. I think next year at the movies might be a death knell for the whole Super Hero genre. Not because the movies suck,but because this country might have been force fed way to much of this shit. It might go the way of the Western. ( I hope I am way off base,btw)

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    No Ordinary Family is great!

    by CeejayNightwing

    Three episodes in and I've enjoyed every single one so far. The contrast between the mother who is trying to find a cure rather than concentrate on utilizing her powers and the father who wants nothing more than to finally make a difference as a vigilante in training, works for me. The emergence of the already existant supervillains is another thing that works for me and at least there's more than just one villain unlike Heroes with its Sylar flag waving until season 3! And the kids not having insane abilities that would cause them to rush into a costume and play Spiderman is a relief! The heart of this show is still about a family trying to fucnction without their powers and secrets driving them apart. Ultimately you can see where they will have to learn to utilise each others abilities like in The Incredibles and team up against the enemy they don't know exists. May not have the vast potential that Heroes did but unlike Heroes it is at least not wasting what it does have going for it and delivers some level of consistency every week. Hope the ratings pick up and we get one season at least with a decent end to the story arc!

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I enjoy the network carnage at this time of year.

    by kabong

    Lame series losing audience week after week, but there's no replacements that will do better. <p> Reason: network dummies.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    @Fareal - Six sided Pentagram? Do you not know what PENT means?

    by V'Shael

    The prefix PENT is five. Pentagon/Pentagram are five sided. A Hexagram or a Hexagon would be six sided.<br /><br />What sort of lame joke are you trying to tell?

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    ABC orders more NOF!!

    by CCon99

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    4 more scripts ordered by ABC

    by V'Shael

    So they're giving it a *little* time to find it's way, but it's not exactly a back 9 pickup.