The Thundermans

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The Thundermans
Thundermans Logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Adventure
Format Teen sitcom
Created by Jed Spingarn
Starring Kira Kosarin
Jack Griffo
Addison Riecke
Diego Velazquez
Chris Tallman
Rosa Blasi
Voices of Dana Snyder
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jed Spingarn
Dan Cross
David Hoge
Producer(s) Patty Gary-Gox
Location(s) Paramount Studios
Hollywood, California
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Uptown Productions
Nickelodeon Productions
Distributor Nickelodeon
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run October 14, 2013 (2013-10-14) – present

The Thundermans is an American superhero live-action comedy television series that began airing on Nickelodeon, on October 14, 2013. The series is created by Jed Spingarn. Nickelodeon announced that it ordered 20 episodes for the show. The preview premiered on October 14, 2013. The show officially premiered on November 2, 2013.[1][2][3][4] It stars Chris Tallman, Rosa Blasi, Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin, Addison Riecke, and Diego Velazquez.[5][6] The series premiere received 2.4 million viewers.[7] In December 2013, the series was renewed for a second season.[8]

Plot[edit]

The show revolves around a suburban family with superpowers and specifically 14-year-old twins , one a superhero and one a supervillain.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 20[9] October 14, 2013 TBA
2 20[10] TBA TBA

Main characters[edit]

  • Kira Kosarin as Phoebe Thunderman, 14-year old super heroine twin to Max, and older sister to Nora and Billy. She's very responsible, a straight-A student, and tries to play by the "no powers" rule. She has a quite obvious crush on Cole Campbell. Phoebe is older than Max by 20 seconds. She has telekinesis, freeze breath, and heat breath
  • Jack Griffo as Max Thunderman, 14-year old supervillain twin to Phoebe, and older brother to Nora and Billy. He wants to attend Villain U when he's older. His basement bedroom serves as his "evil lair", and it is also where he keeps Dr. Colosso. He has the same powers as Phoebe
  • Addison Riecke as Nora Thunderman, the youngest of the Thunderman children, a mischievous eight-year old sister to Phoebe, Max, and Billy. Her superpower is heat-vision. She can easily recruit Billy into any scheme of hers as she scares him a bit.
  • Diego Velazquez as William "Billy" Thunderman, an energetic (and dimwitted) ten-year old brother to Phoebe, Max, and Nora. His superpower is super-speed. It is revealed in the episode "Dinner Party" that his full name is William.
  • Chris Tallman as Hank Thunderman, the husband to Barb and father to Phoebe, Max, Nora, and Billy whose superhero alias is Thunderman. His superpowers are flying and super-strength. He is half-unwillingly retired from being a superhero now to give his kids a stable and normal home. He still uses his powers to fly to some place around the world, usually to get food from specific areas like Chili powder from Chili and Macadamia Nuts from Hawaii.
  • Rosa Blasi as Barbara "Barb" Thunderman, wife to Hank and mother to Phoebe, Max, Nora, and Billy. Her superpower is controlling light and lightning. Unlike her husband, she is completely okay with leaving her superheroine life behind her. She is good at cup-stacking.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Dana Snyder as Dr. Colosso (voice), one of the world's greatest villains and Hank's ex-arch nemesis, but he is now a rabbit which Hank turned him into when he was still Thunderman. He is kept in Max's bedroom. It is shown that he loves Max very much. His puppet is performed by Stephen, Edward, & Charles Chiodo.
  • Audrey Whitby as Cherry, Phoebe's best friend who is bubbly and somewhat dimwitted. She's unaware of their superpowers even though she witnessed them herself, but the family convinced her they were practicing a play.

Production[edit]

In 2012, Nickelodeon announced The Thundermans as one of its upcoming live-action shows.[11]

Shooting began in mid-February, and the extras will be cast at that time and throughout the production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.[12] Its pilot was shot in October 2012.[13][14]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 20[15] October 14, 2013 2014
2 20[16] 2014 TBA


Broadcast[edit]

The series originally aired on October 14, 2013 as a preview and premiered on November 2, 2013 on Nickelodeon. It premiered on April 2, 2014 on Nickelodeon (Africa) and on April 7, 2014 on Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland).[17] Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) and Nickelodeon (Australia and New Zealand) will premiere the series in the future.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon greenlights ‘Thundermans’ comedy". Variety. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (14 February 2013). "Nickelodeon Orders Superhero Family Comedy 'The Thundermans' to Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nickelodeon’s "The Thundermans" Will Begin Production Spring 2013". Nick411.net. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nickelodeon’s "The Thundermans" Will Begin Production Spring 2013". Nickutopia. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Nova, Sasha (15 February 2013). "Superhero Comedy The Thundermans Get’s Nickelodeon's Green Light". Boom Tron. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (26 February 2013). "Nickelodeon Renews 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and Announces New Series 'Breadwinners', 'The Haunted Hathaways' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 14, 2013). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night Football' Wins Night, 'WWE Raw', 'Basketball Wives', 'Fast N Loud', 'Teen Mom 3' & More". TVbytheNumbers. 
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (December 20, 2013). "Nickelodeon Renews 'Thundermans' for Season 2 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "NickALive!: Nickelodeon Orders 7 More Episodes For "The Thundermans" Season 1; Nick USA To Air Sneak Peek Preview On Monday 14th October 2013 (Columbus Day); To Debut Series During Fall 2013". Nickalive.blogspot.com. 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  10. ^ "‘The Thundermans’ Renewed for Second Season by Nickelodeon - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 February 2013). "Nickelodeon Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "ChrisFabregas: Coming to you LIVE from a taping of the #Thundermans at Paramount Studios!". Twicsy.com. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  13. ^ "Nickelodeon auditions and casting for new series 'The Thundermans'". TV Show Auditions. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 February 2013). "Nickelodeon Pilot ‘The Thundermans’ Picked Up To Series, A Young Lead Recast". Deadline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  15. ^ http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2013/09/nickelodeon-orders-7-more-episodes-for.html
  16. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/12/20/the-thundermans-renewed-for-second-season-by-nickelodeon/223789/
  17. ^ a b http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2014/04/more-nickelodeon-channels-around-world.html

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