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Misfits of Science is an American superhero fantasy television series that aired on NBC from October 1985 to February 1986. It features super-powered humans and their madcap adventures. A double-length pilot and 15 additional episodes were created; however one episode did not air before the show was cancelled due to low ratings.

In France, the series was known as Superminds, and in Germany as Die Spezialisten unterwegs.

The name 'Misfits of Science' was the brainchild of the then president of NBC Entertainment, Brandon Tartikoff. Notably, episode 9 was the first paid writing job for Tim Kring who later originated and produced the thematically similar Heroes in 2006.

  1. Tim Kring


  2. James D. Parriott


Series Cast

  1. Kevin Peter Hall

    Kevin Peter Hall

    Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln

    17 Episodes

  2. Courteney Cox

    Courteney Cox

    Gloria Dinallo

    17 Episodes

  3. Max Wright

    Max Wright

    Dick Stetmeyer

    17 Episodes

  4. Dean Paul Martin

    Dean Paul Martin

    Dr. Billy Hayes

    17 Episodes

  5. Mark Thomas Miller

    Mark Thomas Miller

    John 'Johnny B' Bukowski

    17 Episodes

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Last Season

Misfits of Science

Season 1

1985 | 17 Episodes

Season 1 of Misfits of Science premiered on October 4, 1985.

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Status Ended


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  • 16


    Can be aired only from 10:00pm Uhr to 6:00am.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 45m, 60m



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