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.
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 ...Read more
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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Snarkerati discusses the let down of the Kyle XY series finale. Read More
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
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.
The dominoes continue to fall as a result of the current Writers Guild of America strike. Although some shows, such as The Office and 30 Rock, shut down almost immediately, other programs keep on trucking because they still have a few scripts in the tank.
The ripples of the Hollywood rift have reached far beyond Southern California. Previous reports about endangered Canadian productions have now been confirmed by the Canadian affiliate of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Among the shows presently shuttered are NBC's Bionic Woman and Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica, according to The Vancouver Sun.
The two shows, which shut down last Friday and yesterday, respectively, employed approximately 200 people. More employees of the industry working in Canada are expected to be without work as other shows inevitably halt production while the strike continues.
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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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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 ...Read more
It's great to gather the family together to sit around and watch some television, but it's not exactly appropriate to let little Timmy the 10-year-old watch some bare ass on Nip/Tuck or a mobster hacked to pieces on The Sopranos.
There is some television out there that is good to go for the whole clan, though, and The Family Friendly Programming Forum (FFPF) held an awards show last night in Los Angeles celebrating the best of the bunch.
(The event will air on December 27 on the CW, so if you want to watch the event without knowing who won what, stop reading right here...)
The 9th Annual Family Television Awards were handed out in 11 categories, honoring programs and actors that the FFPF (an initiative ...Read more
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.moreless