The comedy/drama, No Ordinary Family has been picked up by ABC as the new series for this fall.  Greg Berlanti, the man behind hit shows such as Brothers & Sisters and Eli Stone, produced the pilot which stars “The Shield front man Michael Chiklis. Berlanti wrote No Ordinary Family with Jon Feldman. The two are executive producing the ABC Studios drama with Morgan Wandell and the pilot’s director David Semel.

The show follows the Powell family who have superhero powers. Chiklis stars as the patriarch along with Julie Benz who plays his wife who is a scientist with super speed.

How did they receive these powers? During a vacation, they crash land in the Amazon River and emerge with them. Now they must try to balance being extraordinary with being a family. The cast of the show also includes Autumn Reeser, Romany Malco, Jimmy Bennett, Kay Panabaker and Christina Chang.

It will be nice to have Chiklis back on the TV screen but will his fans adapt to seeing him on the new show? How do you think the show will do?