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11 items from 2010

Kay Panabaker Interview No Ordinary Family

28 September 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The new ABC television series No Ordinary Family follows the Powell family and their journey from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim (Michael Chiklis) feels disconnected from his workaholic wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz), and two teenage children, Daphne (Kay Panabaker) and Jj (Jimmy Bennett). In an attempt to encourage family bonding time, Jim decides the family will join Stephanie on her business trip to South America, but when their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they soon realize that their lives have been forever changed, as each member of the family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super-powers. In trying to understand their abilities, they rebuild their family life and learn about what defines them as individuals.

In a recent interview to promote the series premiere, actress Kay Panabaker talked about her character’s power of telepathy and its pitfalls as a 16-year-old, how she »

- Christina Radish

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No Ordinary Family Focuses On Family Relationships Instead Of Superpowers

28 September 2010 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

No Ordinary Family, ABC’s newest superhero show, has been described as a live-action Incredibles as a family discovers that they each have unique superpowers after an accident from a family vacation. Michael Chiklis, who stars as Jim Powell, was amazed at what they are able to accomplish with the show:

“Thanks to technology leaps we’re making a Marvel feature every nine days, but on the other hand the show really is about the relationships between these four people. These are people you can relate to, who happen to get these powers and aren’t quite sure what to do with them.”

Kay Panabaker, plays the daughter, Daphne, who develops the ability to read minds. She urges people to think of the show as a family show:

“Ours [is] definitely more grounded in reality. The family doesn’t fight crime together, only Dad is trying to do that. The rest »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Zac Efron’s New Avatar

20 September 2010 11:21 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

September 21, 2010: Teen heart throb Zac Efron has been seen donning a new look as he continues to promote Charlie St. Cloud around the world, however, he might not sport this look for a long time since his girlfriend isn’t quite okay with it.

Efron’s new look comprises of quite a lot of facial hair and it would be shaven off soon mostly due to the aforementioned reason involving his girlfriend. He also finds it rather itchy. As we know, Zac won over young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the. »

- News

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Scifi Mafia TV Digest: Fall 2010 Edition

17 September 2010 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Strap yourselves in. This fall is going to be busy with new and returning sci-fi shows for your viewing enjoyment! Here’s a breakdown for you to set your DVR by with show descriptions, trailers, and U.S. premiere dates. (Organized in alphabetical order)

Show -  Premiere Date – Network – Time

Big Bang Theory – September 23, Thursday on CBS at  8/7C

Caprica – October 5, Tuesday on SyFy at 9/8C

Chuck – September 20, Monday on NBC at 8/7C

The Event – September 20, Monday on NBC at 9/8C

Fringe – September 23, Thursday on Fox at 9/8C

Human Target – October 1, Friday on Fox at 8/7C

No Ordinary Family – September 28, Tuesday on ABC at 8/7C

Sanctuary – October 15, Friday on Syfy  at 10/9C

Smallville – September 24, Friday on CW  at 8/7C

Stargate: Universe – September 28, Tuesday on Syfy at 9/8C

Star Wars: Clone Wars (2 part premiere with back to back episodes)- September 17, Friday on Cartoon Network  at 9/8C

Supernatural – September 24, Friday  on »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Sneak Peeks – No Ordinary Family

7 August 2010 9:34 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

No Ordinary Family is one of the shows I'm most looking forward to for the fall.  It will be premiering on ABC on September 28 at 8:00 p.m. and is one of my favorite pilots so far.  ABC has released two sneak peeks for the upcoming pilot episode.

You can also read about Mike's experience in the No Ordinary Family press room at Comic Con.

The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim (Michael Chiklis, "The Shield," "Fantastic Four") feels disconnected from his workaholic wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz, "Dexter"), and two teenage children, Daphne (Kay Panabaker, "Summerland") and Jj (Jimmy Bennett, "Star Trek"). To encourage family bonding time, Jim decides the family will join Stephanie on her business trip to South America. When their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they barely enjoy a moment to celebrate their survival before returning to the grind of everyday life. »

- Clarissa

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Chiklis Discusses No Ordinary Family

25 July 2010 10:19 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four) was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote his intriguing new television series, No Ordinary Family. We got the opportunity to talk with him about the new series and he lets us know who would win in a deathmatch, his character Vic Mackey from The Shield or Jim Powell, his new character that has super powers. He's a great guy and we're looking forward to the series, which debuts this fall on ABC. [jambovideo id="229345" wide="yes" /] No Ordinary Family: After 16 years of marriage, Jim (Chiklis) feels disconnected from his workaholic wife Stephanie (Julie Benz, Dexter) and two teenage children, Daphne (Kay Panabaker, Summerland) and Jj (Jimmy Bennett, Star Trek). To encourage family bonding time, Jim decides the family will join Stephanie on her business trip to South America. When their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they barely enjoy »

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Toby Hemingway: Taylor Swift gets new guy to go with new album

21 July 2010 12:10 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Pop country darling Taylor Swift has reportedly fallen for the star of her latest music video. Swift met actor Toby Hemingway on the set of "A Rose to the Fallen," and there's already a photo of the couple smooching making the rounds -- even though it was taken during the video shoot.

We're very protective of Taylor, so who is this Toby character anyways?

Well, according to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, the 27-year-old Brit has lived stateside since he was 13 and currently calls Los Angeles home. He's been making the rounds on U.S. TV for the last few years, appearing on episodes of "Bones," "CSI: Miami" and "Summerland," but he's probably remembered best from his role in 2006's man-witch thriller "The Covenant."

Too distracted by pre-"Friday Night Lights" Taylor Kitsch's abs to recall? You're not alone. But Hemingway was there too.

He seems to have caught the other Taylor's eye, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Miranda Cosgrove To Present At MTV Movie Awards

4 May 2010 9:59 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. Et on MTV.

By Larry Carroll

Zac Efron

Photo: Duffy-Marie Arnoult/ WireImage

In case you hadn't already guessed by his prominent placement in the hilarious bio video for host Aziz Ansari or his memorable past appearances, Zac Efron is a big fan of the MTV Movie Awards. Now, the Hollywood heartthrob will be returning to the most outrageous, unpredictable awards show of the year — and bringing some friends along for good measure.

Movie Awards 2010 Presenters And Performers

Vanessa Hudgens and Miranda Cosgrove will be joining Zac at this year's Movie Awards ceremony, airing live June 6 from the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, as presenters.

Efron appeared in TV shows like "Firefly," "ER" and "Summerland" before landing the role of Troy Bolton in the 2006 Disney Channel movie "High School Musical." Soon after, Efron was an overnight sensation and has since starred in "Hairspray, »

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USA Network Orders 7 Pilot Scripts; Which Will Make It To Air?

8 April 2010 6:13 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

With the pilot season almost upon us, USA Network, celebrating the fifth year of their “Characters Welcome” motto, has announced the development of seven new pilot scripts. Unfortunately, the majority of the pilots do little to differentiate themselves from the typical “big man helps out small man” scenarios that Burn Notice and White Collar have become known for.

One has to wonder, with USA ordering these pilots, whether the cable network is looking to expand the imaginative original programming that viewers continue to tune in for, or simply replicate current series that have already proven to be hits.

Ultimately, USA settled on a couple of FBI-centric series, a lawyer drama “with a twist,” a modern day take on Robin Hood, an angry NHL player with a heart, a mom turned mob “fixer” and a Steve Carell-produced insurance adjuster comedy. But which – if any – of those shows will make it to air? »

- Anthony Ocasio

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USA lines up original series projects

5 April 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

USA is developing a series about a modern-day Robin Hood in addition to its usual crop of crime procedurals and legal dramas.

The network announced seven projects in development on Monday, including content from Steve Carell ("The Office"), Anthony Edwards ("ER") and John Michael Higgins ("Best in Show").

"With the proven power of the 'Characters Welcome' brand guiding our development, USA has produced a stunning track record of No. 1 new original series for four consecutive years, and has grown the network into a trusted destination for quality programming," said Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming at USA. "These new projects all combine strong characters and superior storytelling, offering viewers the kind of exceptionally written, aspirational originals they won't find anywhere else."

In "Robyn," an updated gender-twist on "Robin Hood," a young woman who decides she has done nothing with her life commits to rob from the upper class and giving to the poor. »

- By James Hibberd

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Preview: Accept That Invitation To Visit 'Caprica'

21 January 2010 4:30 PM, PST | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

It's kind of hard to step in and write a preview about a show ahead of a pilot that just about everyone who might be reading this has, well, already seen. In fact, I almost didn't write a preview on Syfy's latest offering, "Caprica." But hey, this is a prequel series to "Battlestar Galactica," and if you haven't seen this show yet -- or if you are itching to see it again -- then you need to tune in to Syfy tonight beginning at 9 p.m. Et There has been a lot of turmoil behind the scenes of "Caprica." And I don't mean about the last year. The idea for this series came when Remi Aubuchon -- who has had short stints on shows like "24" on Fox and "Summerland" (an early break-through role for Zac Efron -- pitched an idea for a sort of series involving the enslavement of robots to NBC Universal. »

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