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The Thundermans
Thundermans Logo.jpg
GenreComedy
Created byJed Spingarn
Starring
Composer(s)Ron Wasserman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes98 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jed Spingarn
  • Dan Cross & David Hoge
  • Sean W. Cunningham & Marc Dworkin
Producer(s)Patty Gary-Cox
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–23 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseOctober 14, 2013 (2013-10-14) –
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)
External links
Website

The Thundermans is an American comedy television series created by Jed Spingarn that aired on Nickelodeon from October 14, 2013 to May 25, 2018. The series stars Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Addison Riecke, Diego Velazquez, Chris Tallman, Rosa Blasi, and Maya Le Clark, and features the voice of Dana Snyder as Dr. Colosso.

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around the Thundermans, a family with superpowers who try to live normal lives in the fictional town of Hiddenville. Phoebe dreams of being a superhero and using her powers for good, while her twin brother Max wants to be the next big supervillain and use his powers for evil. Parents Hank and Barb attempt to live normal lives and not use their superpowers - albeit not very successfully - while Nora and Billy enjoy using theirs whenever possible. A former supervillain named Dr. Colosso has been transmogrified into a rabbit and lives in Max's lair in the basement, offering him advice on becoming a villain.

At the end of the second season, Chloe is introduced as the baby sister.

During the third season, Phoebe starts training to become a superhero, while the master super villain, Dark Mayhem, trains Max to become a villain. At the end of the season, Dark Mayhem asks Max to prove he is a villain by taking away Phoebe's powers. However, Max chooses his family and becomes a superhero instead by helping them take down Dark Mayhem.

During the fourth season, Max and Phoebe, under their Thunder Twins team-up, are selected as candidates for membership to the elite Hero League team called the Z-Force. Halfway through the season, Phoebe accidentally absorbs Dark Mayhem's powers, which turn her evil, but her family saves her. At the end, Phoebe and Max become the new Z-Force leaders and enroll the Thundermans as members.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120October 14, 2013 (2013-10-14)June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14)
224September 13, 2014 (2014-09-13)March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28)
325June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27)October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)
429October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)

Cast[edit]

  • Kira Kosarin as Phoebe Thunderman
  • Jack Griffo as Max Thunderman
  • Addison Riecke as Nora Thunderman
  • Diego Velazquez as Billy Thunderman
  • Chris Tallman as Hank Thunderman
  • Rosa Blasi as Barb Thunderman
  • Maya Le Clark as Chloe Thunderman (recurring, season 3; main, season 4)

Production[edit]

On August 3, 2012, Nickelodeon announced The Thundermans as one of its upcoming live-action series.[1] Shooting began in mid-February and extras were cast at that time and throughout the production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.[2] Its pilot was shot in October 2012.[3][4] On December 20, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season.[5] The second season premiered on September 13, 2014. On March 4, 2015, the series was renewed for a third season.[6] The third season premiered on June 27, 2015. On March 2, 2016, the series was renewed for a fourth season,[7] which premiered on October 22, 2016. Nickelodeon ordered six additional episodes for the series' fourth season on May 16, 2017, which would take the series over 100 total episodes.[8] On July 27, 2017, Nickelodeon released a statement to J-14, stating that the series has wrapped after four seasons and 103 produced episodes.[9][10]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 20 October 14, 2013 (2013-10-14) 2.39[11] June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14) 2.16[12] 2.05
2 24 September 13, 2014 (2014-09-13) 1.56[13] March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28) 2.18[14] 1.82
3 25 June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) 2.42[15] October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) 2.43[16] 1.61
4 29 October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22) 1.96[17] May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25) 1.39[18][a] 1.47

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite International Program Nominated
2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Won [19]
British Academy Children's Awards BAFTA Kids' Vote - Television Nominated [20]
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite International Program Nominated
2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show – Kids' Show Nominated [21]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite International Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite International Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite International Program Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to the duration of this episode, it leaked into Nick at Nite, which split the ratings since Nielsen considers it a separate network despite being on the same channel. The viewership data is a combined average of the ratings from both "networks", with 1.36 million total viewers for the Nickelodeon portion and 1.41 million total viewers for the Nick at Nite portion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva (August 3, 2012). "Nickelodeon Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "ChrisFabregas: Coming to You Live from a Taping of the #Thundermans at Paramount Studios!". Twicsy. July 13, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 14, 2013). "Nickelodeon Pilot The Thundermans Picked Up to Series, a Young Lead Recast". Deadline. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Nickelodeon Auditions and Casting for New Series The Thundermans". TV Show Auditions. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Thundermans: Nickelodeon Orders Season 2". TV Series Finale. December 20, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Denise Petski (March 4, 2015). "Bella and the Bulldogs and The Thundermans Renewed by Nickelodeon". Deadline. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Brian Steinberg (March 2, 2016). "Nickelodeon Unveils Four Live-Action Series, Animated Movie at Upfront". Variety. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  8. ^ Denise Petski (May 16, 2017). "Nickelodeon Orders Six More Thundermans Episodes; Greenlights Knight Squad Comedy Series". Deadline. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  9. ^ Cindy McLennan (July 28, 2017). "The Thundermans: Cancelled; No Season Five for Nickelodeon Series". TV Series Finale. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Jennifer Maldonado (July 28, 2017). "Time to Say Goodbye: The Thundermans Is Officially Coming to an End". J-14. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings". TV by the Numbers. October 15, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals". The Futon Critic. June 17, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  13. ^ Son of the Bronx (September 16, 2014). "Saturday Broadcast & Cable Finals". TV Media Insights. Archived from the original on September 18, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (March 31, 2015). "Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 3.28.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  15. ^ Mitch Metcalf (June 27, 2015). "Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Update: 6.27.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  16. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 11, 2016). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.10.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  17. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 25, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.22.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  18. ^ Mitch Metcalf (May 29, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.25.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  19. ^ Zach Johnson (March 12, 2016). "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2016 Winners List". E! Online News. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "2016 Children's BAFTA Kids' Vote - Television". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  21. ^ "Nickelodeon Announces 2017 Kids' Choice Awards Nominations". Nick Press. February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.

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