"No Ordinary Family," from ABC Studios, was seen as a slam-dunk given its star caliber and its highly marketable concept: An unlikely family acquires superpowers after a plane crash.
Show also stars Christina Chang, Kay Panabaker, Tate Donovan, Autumn Reeser, Romany Malco, Jimmy Bennett and Julie Benz.
Greg Berlanti is exec producing, along with Jon Harmon Feldman, both of whom wrote the pilot.
EPs also include Morgan Wandell and Marc Guggenheim, as well as David Semel, who also directed the pilot.
Chiklis is a co-exec producer.