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Kyle XY: ABC Family TV Show Cancelled, No Season Four

Kyle XYAfter three seasons, ABC Family’s Kyle XY TV show is coming to an end. Will viewers get answers to the ongoing storylines about the young man without a belly button?

Kyle XY centers around a young man (Matt Dallas) who wakes up in the middle of a Seattle forest — naked and without a memory. The police call in psychologist Nicole Trager (Marguerite MacIntyre) for assistance and she ends up bringing him home. Her husband Stephen (Bruce Thomas), daughter Lori (April Matson), and son Josh (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) almost immediately take to “Kyle” and make him feel like part of the family. He begins to show incredible intelligence and physical abilities that lead the Tragers to realize there’s far more to Kyle than meets the eye. Others in the series include Chris Olivero, Kirsten Prout, Jaimie Alexander, Nicholas Lea, Chelan Simmons, Magda Apanowicz, Martin Cummins, Leah Cairns, J. Eddie Peck, Teryl Rothery, Conrad Coates, Cory Monteith, Josh Zuckerman, Kurt Max Runte, and Malcolm Stewart.

The show premiered on June 26, 2006 on ABC Family and became an instant hit. It attracted 2.6 million viewers and became the cable network’s highest-rated show to date. The pilot was repeated on ABC and over 5.2 million people watched. The first season was made up of 10 episodes and the show was quickly renewed for a second year.

Kyle continued to enjoy very healthy ratings into the second season. They were so good that ABC Family ended up ordering 23 episodes, a longer season than most series on the major networks. In May 2007, ABC Family president Paul Lee proudly said, “Kyle XY is the highest-rated show ever on ABC Family; it is truly the show that has defined this network.”

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Unfortunately, that sunny outlook didn’t continue for very long once the ratings started to fall in the latter part of season two. Kyle’s third season’s premiere episode attracted just 1.5 million viewers and other ABC Family shows outperformed it by a wide margin.

ABC Family has just announced the renewal of two shows — Greek and Lincoln Heights — as well as the cancellation of Kyle. No details were given for the cancellation but the decline in ratings, higher production costs, and castmember contracts coming up for renewal are all believed to be contributing factors.

The third season of Kyle kicked off on January 12th and is expected to conclude on March 16th. It seems likely that the network will continue to air all of the episodes on schedule.

Because the series finale was shot well before the cancellation news came down, it seems unlikely that all of the show’s ongoing storylines will be resolved when the last episode airs. Will fans get the answers they’re looking for or will they be left hanging forever?

 

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dale January 6, 2014 at 6:26 am

Just finished watching the series again . Just as good the second go around as the first . And not cool on just dropping it as you did . No respect for anything by doing so.

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Jacqueline Brewer January 6, 2014 at 10:19 am

We done it! Yesterday Reupp’s Kyle XY campaign reached the required number of votes to now contact ABC to start the pledge drive! If you haven’t become a backer yet and are willing and able to join this campaign effort to revive Kyle XY, you may do so at the link below. After becoming a backer, spread the word! Once you become a backer, you get a decal which appears when you post the Reupp link on facebook. We’re doing it!

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john March 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

How do I do this were do I go?

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Jacqueline Brewer March 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Sorry, I gave the link in an earlier post, but I will leave it again here. Reupp is now would now like to create a Kyle XY inspired series for betatv, I believe. When you become a Reupp backer for Kyle XY, I believe you will get an e-mail about this with a link to contribute your ideas for this series. Kyle XY Facebook pages are joining together to work toward reviving the series. We are planning a campaign for Global Love Day, May 1. Keep checking Kyle XY Will Be Back’s Facebook page for details that will be posted there. Please alert all your Kyle XY friends about this effort. We look forward to seeing you there. We need all the fans we can get to participate. http://reupp.com/tv/kylexy/7248ysqq?fb_action_ids=517837034978819&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582#_=_

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Cloie Nava November 26, 2013 at 2:26 am

I remember first seeing Kyle xy when I was about 13. I was young and I didn’t completely understand what everything meant. All I knew was that my older sisters couldn’t stay away from the TV. Now that I’ve re watched the it on Netflix I know it wasn’t just Matt Dallas’ gorgeous smile. It breaks my heart that it ended. I wish that it was finished right, especially since so many seasons of secret life went on for 5 seasons. Don’t get me wrong I liked it at first season but then as I started to realize everything this show was saying to teens I stopped watching. Sleeping with everyone? Bad actor’s? Might as well be a novela. everyone asking questions to themselves that they already know while others pass by listening. Secret life of the “American” teenager? you don’t have to be an American to sleep with half the school plus other schools. Kyle xy has real life probabilities that actually matter. One day artificial pregnancy might be possible. I mean wow this show is still amazing and the possibility of opening it back up is still not an option.

Please bring it back nothing is ever too late.

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Jacqueline Brewer November 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

The fans of Kyle XY have been working with Reupp to revive this inspirational series, and Reupp has informed us that NBC has contacted them wanting to interview fans. It would be great to increase the number of backers for the Reupp effort, and better still if we had enough backers to launch the campaign, before the story is done. If you are willing and able to become a backer (and possibly do an interview if you are interested), please click on the link below to sign on as a backer; and, while you’re there like the site to spread the word through facebook. And then promote this effort in any way you can. http://reupp.com/tv/kylexy/7248ysqq?fb_action_ids=517837034978819&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582#_=_

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Jacqueline Brewer October 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The People’s Choice Awards 2014 voting starts on October 22. Let’s show our support for Kyle XY by writing it in as the best sci/fi series. Reupp says that for them to help us bring back Kyle XY, they need us to show fan support. That shouldn’t be to hard if we all work together because there are millions of fans all over the world. Invite all your friends to this event. Get the word out as much as you can before October 22. Then on October 22 start voting as much as possible over the days voting takes place. The link for voting will be found on this event page https://www.facebook.com/events/745831562099799/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming and the Essential Matt Dallas forum. http://mdallas.net/forum/index.php?topic=1016.0

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