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No Ordinary Family: ABC Cuts Episodes, Cancelled Next?

No Ordinary Family canceled next?The alphabet network has decided they don’t need quite as many episodes of No Ordinary Family. This is just another indication that the show will be cancelled in May. The freshman series may revolve around a family with special powers but the ratings have been anything but super.

Starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz, No Ordinary Family debuted on September 28th to a 3.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 10.69 million viewers. That was a good start but the numbers dropped by 16% by episode two and have essentially kept falling ever since. The latest installment hit a new low with a 1.4 rating in the demo and 4.77 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated scripted show on the network.

Back in late October, despite the falling numbers, ABC ordered nine additional episodes, bringing No Ordinary Family’s season total to 22 installments. ABC execs have now decided to cut the order down to 20 episodes.

TV show supportAccording to The Futon Critic, this week’s episode will be an original, number 17. The next two weeks will be filled by repeats and then the final three episodes of the season (and likely the series) will air after that. The finale will air on April 5th.

What do you think? Are you disappointed by the news? Is No Ordinary Family worth saving?

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tigg December 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Bring it back it dicks the baby is alive George has powers now and no one knows what kind of power5 he has bring it back damn it


Anonymous December 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

No ordinary family was a good show they need to bring it back.


Anonymous December 15, 2011 at 12:08 am

No ordinary family hands down is the greatest show ever made! No show has family values , core values, and love values! All shows are about sex! This one is how we should live life! Please put it back on!


PastorJC. November 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

No Ordinary Family is actually a good show and why any one would want to take it off the air is beyond me. You need to keep it going. and the way you ended it was like you was planning on making more. so what about ratings. most people play video games and not watch tv. so does that mean that we need to cancel tv all together? NO.


PK November 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

We watched the whole series in two weeks it was good… Now you’re telling me it’s been cancelled. That’s crazy! That was the best show I’ve seen in years. Some body help us bring it back!


Daddyman November 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Bring it back!!! one of the best show on tv. Dog what’s wrong with ya’ll


big fan November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

wow i just say the show on netflix and to find out there is only 20 episodes makes me sad the show was well put together picture and story line wished it was still on or could come back on!!!! its sad all good things must end!!!


Lena November 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

This is exactly the reason I’ve lost interest in watching any new shows. By the time I’m hooked the show gets cancelled. Where do they get the ratings from anyway? So many people have stopped watching during the actual show time and started TiVo, netflix, online, or whatever. I can never catch a show at its actual time slot. Help us out and quit cancelling the good shows.


john November 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

i just watched the whole 1st season and also learned of its cancelation, obviously abc needs to look at bringing this back, but not on tuesday night, it probably would have had ratings through the roof on like maybe friday , this program was just to good to just cancel and forget, please bring it back.


Tom November 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm

i am so sick and tired of getting interested in a new show, only to have you idiots cancel it. get it together and bring it back.


Michelle October 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Love it! Had to watch a few shows. Well written, different and great actors. A real win for ABC. A lot of good shows are cancelled to soon. Lots of choices at one time with new fall shows. By the time you watch a few shows of each one and find one you like it’s taken off the air such a waste. Please bring back.


DeanS October 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

This show was really entertaining. Its family friendly and it show the love for each other and how a normal family lives besides having super powers. I would love to see this show go on because not too many family friendly shows are out there.


JackC. October 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

No Ordinary Family was one of the best shows on tv. This show was not only a entertaining show but also family friendly. If it is truly ending it will be missed.


myshyll September 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I loved No Ordinary Family,give it a chance its not a lot of good shows on today maybe if you moved the time or day around maybe it will work … at least let it go off with a real ending


myshyll September 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

i think no ordinary family is a great show,to tell the truth if i hadnt seen the previews on another channel i would have heard of it ,i started watching ABC when i seen the previews for it and i thought that was good and it made me watch a couple of other shows so give it a chance


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