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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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Jay August 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Why. Why would you cancel such an amazing show. ABC family, you made a
mistake. WHY. Kyle XY is the best tv series I’ve ever seen, better than Breaking Bad.

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martin m August 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm
martin m August 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I love Kyle XY I mean I just sat down and watched all three series and I didn’t want it to end I think abc family should make more seasons I would hate to see it end this way abc family i wish you would make more seasons, your ratings would probably go up a lot and all your viewers would be pleased if you made more series so regroup your cast and start a new season please. Everyone who agrees please copy and repost so abc actually reads this.

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lilly gomez August 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

i was watching them and when it ended i got on my laptop trying to find other seasons and i was so sad i couldt find other ones i got so mad why would they take them off there stupid wow!!

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zakaria August 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

We hope you allow us the fourth season of great series .. It’s really a series of wonderful and exciting and wonderful actors ..

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kyle August 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

My family loves Kyle XY. I hope they will finish the series.

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matt August 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I love Kyle XY I mean I just sat down and watched all three series and I didn’t want it to end I think abc family should make more seasons I would hate to see it end this way abc family i wish you would make more seasons, your ratings would probably go up a lot and all your viewers would be pleased if you made more series so regroup your cast and start a new season please. Everyone who agrees please copy and repost so abc actually reads this.

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Anonymous August 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

This show waz the best it had right best plot line and always gave us what we wanted kyle xy should never had ended like this abc needs to put this show back on foreal cause honestly you guys suck without this show

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igorek July 31, 2012 at 6:46 am
igorek July 31, 2012 at 6:42 am

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игорь July 31, 2012 at 4:34 am

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amir July 27, 2012 at 5:48 am

I love Kyle XY I mean I just sat d want it to end I think abc family should his way abc family i wish you would m go up a lot and all your viewers would b your cast and start a new season please so abc actually reads this.

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Arialees July 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I love Kyle XY I mean I just sat down and watched all three series and I didn’t want it to end I think abc family should make more seasons I would hate to see it end this way abc family i wish you would make more seasons, your ratings would probably go up a lot and all your viewers would be pleased if you made more series so regroup your cast and start a new season please. Everyone who agrees please copy and repost so abc actually reads this.

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Arialees July 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm

WHY DID THEY CANCEL IT! NOT ENOUGH VIEWERS… PLEASE! 1.5 MILLION VIEWERS PLEASE THATS ENOUGH!!

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Sean July 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I love Kyle XY I mean I just sat down and watched all three series and I didn’t want it to end I think abc family should make more seasons I would hate to see it end this way abc family i wish you would make more seasons, your ratings would probably go up a lot and all your viewers would be pleased if you made more series so regroup your cast and start a new season please. Everyone who agrees please copy and repost so abc actually reads this.

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Stephen July 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

I would have to agree, that show was/is amazing. I think it pained anyone that had watched the series unfold the the climax it reached, only to fall so short of a series and get flushed out with lesser shows is just a mockery to good television. In a sense it was a drama, but it offered ore then what you see or television these days. I would love to see the old cast come back, all the roles they had filled with the people the chose were amazing. I’m not gonna lie, I would love to see Kyle with Jessie. LOL

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Sean July 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

I know right but in the end I would definitely think Kyle should be with amanda.

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Arialees July 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

THANK YOU! Oh my god. I feel the same way! Kyle XY is the best show ever… When I first startes watchiing I was like this is a piece of crap… But as I went on watching it… I LOVED IT! Why in the same hell would they cancel this show! If I could talk to ABC Family… oh they would hear me…!

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MATT July 12, 2012 at 5:27 am

please put kyle xy back on, it’s an amazing show. i love how everything goes around all the problems how they keep developing and getting stronger. i’ve watched the last episode over and over again just hoping for more to come. please put it back on

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