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Snarkerati discusses the let down of the Kyle XY series finale. Read More

Mar 18, 2009

Blog Spotlight: Series finale of Kyle XY a let down to fans?

Wow seems like a whole lot of people are more than a little upset about the way teen sci-fi / conspiracy series Kyle XY ended. The show is being lambasted by many fans crying for more answers. There’s nothing worse than when a show ends forever and you’re left with nothing, no answers, just questions. I remember this painful feeling when Shaun Cassidy science fiction series “Invasion” ended and I wanted to know how it was going to end had it not been axed in the manner it was. Read More

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ABC Family's sci-fi teen drama coming back for 10 more episodes; no date set yet for return.
Oct 05, 2007
Kyle XY granted third season

The kids are crazy for Kyle XY, and ABC Family has responded. The network announced today that it has ordered a third season for the show.

Kyle XY has become the ABC subsidiary's flagship show since its debut in mid-2006. So far, ABC Family has ordered only 10 episodes for the third season. The show's first season stretched 10 episodes, whereas the second season is set to be 23 episodes long.

Given that Kyle XY is currently only in the middle of its midseason break, more episodes could be tacked on to the third season.

Kyle XY follows the unraveling mystery of a navel-less teenager with an interesting story--he wakes up one day in a forest with no recollection of anything up to that point. As Kyle struggles to identify with who he is, he must also adapt to life as a semi-normal teenager.

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ABC renews hit sci-fi drama about teenager who seems like a baby.
Aug 04, 2006
Kyle XY gets another season

When real-life teens act like babies, no one bats an eye. When TV teens act like babies, they get a second season.

ABC Family has given a green light to 13 more episodes of breakout summer hit Kyle XY. The series, about a mysterious teenager who acts far younger than he looks, has averaged 2.1 million viewers a week on ABC Family and 4.6 million in its Friday-night repeats on ABC.

USA Network's Monk is the only cable show that ABC has previously repurposed in its entirety. Alphabet hasn't said if it is going to continue rerunning Kyle on Fridays after episodes premiere Wednesdays on Family, but since the show consistently wins its time slot, chances are good.

Kyle XY is created by Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber , writers of The Butterfly Effect and ...

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ABC Family's big guns return in the first half of January; sophomore season of Teenager moves to Mondays.
Nov 11, 2008
Returns for Kyle XY, American Teenager set

ABC Family, you're growing up so fast! The offshoot of ABC and Disney has proven itself to be a major player in the cable game in the past few years, establishing original programs such as Kyle XY, Greek, and last year's surprise The Secret Life of the American Teenager as legitimate hits.

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ABC Family opts not to renew its sci-fi teen drama for a fourth season; Lincoln Heights, Greek picked up for more.
Feb 02, 2009
Kyle XY canceled

After three seasons on ABC Family, it appears that Kyle XY may have finally run out of steam. According to representatives from ABC Family, Kyle XY will be ending its run at the conclusion of the current season. While Kyle XY is on the outs, Greek and Lincoln Heights have been renewed for another season each.

ABC extends teen drama reruns, while new romance reality show fizzles.
Aug 01, 2006
Kyle XY scores, Ocean crashes

Kyle is going the X-tra mile.

ABC has decided to keep airing Friday reruns of ABC Family's Kyle XY past the four episodes the net had originally planned. The ABC Family sci-fi drama, which premiered July 26 to 2.6 million viewers--an ABC Family channel high--has been running on parent ABC Fridays at 9 p.m., between America's Funniest Home Videos and 20/20.

Kyle has earned an average 4.6 million viewers in its Friday berth, and now ABC is extending the reruns to 10 episodes.

ABC's new reality show, One Ocean View, about single New Yorkers who rent a house on Fire Island and engage in romance, premiered to a low 1.5 rating/4 share in the 18-49 demographic. View came in third in its 10 p.m. time slot, against reruns of NBC's ...

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New shows premiere, old favorites return for more.
Apr 23, 2007
Greek, Cats new offerings at ABC Family

ABC Family will launch two series and two original movies this year amid the success of the cable channel's current stable of series.

July will see the premiere of Greek, a series about a group of college students in and out of the fraternity and sorority system at a campus. Jacob Zachar and Spencer Grammer star.

The animated Slacker Cats will premiere in August. ABC Family's first animated series chronicles not-so-smart tabbies Buckley and Eddie.

The channel also said it is in production on Holiday in Handcuffs, a movie starring Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hartand is working on Snow Globe, about a woman who passes into the world inside her grandmother's snow globe. They are two of the 10 planned new movies for the year, which also includes Nature of the Beast, a werewolf story with Eric Mabius and Eddie Kaye Thomas. That movie will air ...

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Greek, Lincoln Heights, Kyle XY all given extra seasons.
May 01, 2008
ABC Family adds five to mix

Like the younger demographic ABC Family is targeting, the network is growing up oh so fast. The ABC offshoot announced its schedule today as part of its up-fronts and has added five new shows and picked up three others for additional seasons.

The network's big three programs will all be back for more, with Kyle XY and Lincoln Heights getting third seasons and Greek returning for a sophomore season (the first season was split into two chapters). Lincoln Heights, which follows an African-American family moving into the inner city, was given a 10-episode order that will begin this fall. Kyle XY, about a teen with a mysterious past, returns with 10 episodes in early 2009. Slightly raunchy college dramedy Greek goes back to school this fall with a dozen new episodes.

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Ally Sheedy on Kyle, Steven Weber on Brothers, Malcolm in the Minds, Kumar in da House, everyone on 30 Rock.
Oct 05, 2007
Cast updates: guest spots galore!

Television sets will be packed with familiar faces during the next few months, as several well-known actors and actresses have signed on for regular roles, multi-episode arcs, and guest appearances on some of TV's biggest shows.

One of Hollywood's founding members of the Brat Pack--the actors featured in 1980s teen-happy films from John Hughes and others--will now be playing a mom in one of cable's most popular teen-oriented shows. Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, Short Circuit) has signed on for the final three episodes of this season of Kyle XY, says TVGuide.com. She'll reportedly play the mother of Jessi XX.

Steven Weber of Wings and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip fame will be joining the strong cast of Brothers & Sisters, reports TVGuide.com. Weber will play a love interest for one of the show's main characters--no spoilers here--and comes in as a financial ...

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Superhero drama takes top prize, NBC takes four awards at Television Critics Association Awards.
Jul 23, 2007
TCA Awards honor Sopranos, Heroes

The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations set the television world abuzz with excitement last week, but the actual winners of the most cherished television awards show won't be revealed until mid-September, when the ceremony actually takes place. Thankfully for TV addicts jonesing for some television awards now, the Television Critics Association Awards show took place over the weekend in Los Angeles, giving some their "And the winner is..." fix.

The top prize, the Program of the Year award, went to NBC's mega-hit Heroes, which beat out fellow nominees (and a near who's who of Emmy snubs) American Idol, Friday Night Lights, Planet Earth, The Wire, and When the Levees Broke.

The TCA awards are voted on by more than 200 American and Canadian TV critics, and the body seemed more than willing to spread ...

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A mysterious teenager is found disoriented in the middle of traffic. Kyle, as he is later named, lacks a navel and has no recollection of his past. Taken in by the Trager family, Kyle discovers that he has extraordinary abilities. In season 1, Kyle realizes he has abilities that no normal human shares. With the help of the Trager family and his new friends, Kyle tries to find out who he is, where he came from, and why he woke up in the middle of the forest with no knowledge of the world. In Seasons 2 and 3, having discovered his origins, Kyle learns that he has a counterpart. Her name is Jessi, and together they try to harness their abilities and find out more about the mysteries surrounding their creation, and all the while balancing their school and family lives.

Kyle XY is produced by Touchstone Television and filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Broadcast History: Season one aired Mondays on ABC Family in the 8:00 pm timeslot, it was repurposed to ABC the following Friday in the 9:00 pm slot. The first four episodes of season two followed the same pattern, but ABC discontinued the repurposing after "Balancing Act", leaving it airing only on ABC Family Mondays at 8:00 pm. Season three brought a timeslot change, with the episodes airing Mondays at 9:00 pm.

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