March 8th, 2011
Before it premiered, many were dubbing No Ordinary Family “The Incredibles” in TV form. I was very intrigued by the cast (Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Autumn Reeser, Kay Panabaker) so I decided to check it out. It started out as an intriguing portrait of an extraordinary family and as the season continued, it really found its voice. It airs in a tough time slot on a tough night but through it all, I find myself looking forward to this show week after week. One of the reasons I look forward to it so much is the role of Katie, Stephanie Powell’s (Benz) quirky, sweet assistant played by Autumn Reeser (perhaps known best for playing Taylor Townsend on “The O.C.”). I recently had the chance to talk with Reeser (who is expecting her first child) about her time on the hit teen-soap, being drawn to the geek heroine types and what is coming up for Katie.