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TV Junkie: 'No Ordinary Family' Premieres on ABC; 'Butters' DVD Giveaway

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Tonight is the premiere of ABC's "No Ordinary Family" (see photos that I snapped of the cast above). While I think it's admirable that the creators and producers are attempting to create an action show for the entire family to enjoy, I worry that the action-y parts will be too watered down and the family interactions too cutes-y upped for the show to grab the required viewership. We're fans of Michael Chiklis and think Julie Benz was great on "Dexter" and are eager to see their collaboration but wonder how much one can plan for success. We don't recall Steve Levitan planning to make "Modern Family" a comedy for the entire family to watch but it has turned out have that success against all the naysayers: "There's too many people in the cast", "A series with a same sex couple won't make it in prime time", etc.

Let's see what risks will be taken with tonight's superhero family. "No Ordinary Family", ABC @ 10pm.
"South Park" Fans: I am giving away "A Little Box of Butters" (see pic at the end of this post). Inside the box is are 2 DVDs of 13 widescreen remastered episodes plus a trivia game, "The Poop That Took A Pee" lost chapter, a What Would Butters Do? bracelet, a pimpin' necklace, a wearable Inspector Butters badge, and more. The DVD was released today and is available for purchase (if you don't win it from me) - if you follow that link you can also enter an actual "South Park" contest for $5,000 in pimp cash and other prizes.

For a chance to win, follow TheTVJunkie on Twitter where I will be posting contest updates and answer in the comments below, the question: Name one 'bad' thing that Professor Chaos did. A winner will be picked Friday afternoon.

The TV Junkie Plan: "No Ordinary", "Raising Hope", "Running Wilde", "Sons of Anarchy", "The Daily Show" (Arianna Huffington), Letterman (Jon Stewart)

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8:00pm No Ordinary Family ABC - Series Premiere. After surviving a plane crash, four family members discover new and unique superpowers.

8:00pm The Tenth Inning PBS/KCET - World Premiere. Top of the Tenth In 1994 a strike forces the cancellation of the World Series; the sport of baseball rebuilds itself with new stadiums and players from Latin America.

8:00pm Inside the Actors Studio Bravo - Actress Betty White.

8:00pm Glee Fox - The gang tries to talk Mr. Schuester into letting them tackle a Britney Spears number; Will becomes curious about Emma's new beau, Dr. Carl.

9:00pm Raising Hope Fox - Jimmy asks Sabrina's cousin (Kate Micucci) to baby-sit Hope so he can return to work; Burt tries to persuade Virginia to quit smoking.

9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - Kensi and Deeks search for three Marines who go missing after an ambush; Nate returns from his mysterious ass

9:00pm Stargate Universe Syfy - Season Premiere. Intervention

9:30pm Running Wilde Fox - Steve plans to take Emmy and Puddle on a family vacation; Emmy's fiance (David Cross) visits.

10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Sam Crow heads north to help Happy with a pharmaceutical favor; Gemma tries to put old family matters to rest.

10:0pm Parenthood NBC - A new friend at work helps Sarah impress Amber; Julia pushes Joel for another baby

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10:00pm The Good Wife CBS - Season Premiere. Alicia has to choose between her marriage to Peter and pursuing a future with Will.

10:00pm The Colony Discovery - The colonists launch a counterstrike on the militia that has been attacking them; work on the escape boat continues

10:00pm Chopped Champions Food - $50,000 Tournament: Grand Finale Four repeat winners compete for the biggest cash prize in Chopped history

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Author Arianna Huffington

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Jon Stewart; N.E.R.D. performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Patrick Dempsey; Train performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Comic Dane Cook; the latest contestant eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars"; Maroon 5 performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor David Boreanaz; actress Melissa McCarthy.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Christopher Meloni; actress Joanna Garcia; Teenage Fanclub performs.

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