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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  1. Jordan says

    Kyle xy was an amazing series i have been waiting for years for a season 4 or atleast a ending i am very disappointed the ABC would stop it best series just because it dident have as many view as they would like they should have waited and people would have come back plus what did they think they could stop in 2007 and start back in 2009 and expect that every fan would be looking for it they are stupid not to wait and finish it i would have loved for like 8 seasons

  2. Cassandra says

    I’m a huge fan of this show and very disappointed how I didn’t get to see the ending. It was the best tv show series I have watched in a long time plus Matt Dallas is hot lol

  3. Christine says

    I was/is such a good series! I have been looking for a few years for the DVDs for the three seasons not realizing that the storyline was not finished when it ended! I watched it almost non-stop on the projectfree tv website -it was so excellent – characters, acting, storyline, mixture of sci fi with reality. You can’t leave us like that – what happened???

  4. Michael says

    It’s really disappointing that ABC family cancelled Kyle XY. At least FInish it. There are a lot of fans who want to watch the ending and it isn’t cool to leave your fans hangin like that

  5. Nikki DePue says

    I cannot express how annoyed I am that this show was cancelled. what a crappy way to end it at least ABC could have made more than 10 episodes for the final season wrapping things up. ABC makes it their habit to cancel good shows and their TV Station SUCKS!

  6. kyle xy fan says

    Where’s the ending? I agree with Trevor that they should at least put it into a book, OR SOMETHING! It’s such a good show and for it to be left hanging like that….sucks.

  7. Trei says

    Kyle XY is AWESOME, i just watched all of it on netflix and i am so angry and lost since they just ended season three with so many questions…… i was seriously addicted to the show and i wish they could have just continued it, at least to an ending point ! ABC Family i am very upset !!!

    • Anonymous says

      I finished today as well I’m very upset b/c they ended the show to sudden I wish they would continue

  8. Sandra Kacie Simonds says

    Please dont cancel , keep it going. You don’t understand how many times this show made me laugh or smile, and put me in a better mood, it may sound crazy, but id like crawl up in a ball and “die” if it doesnt continue :(

  9. Trevor Hoff says

    Leave it to ABC to screw this one up. You had a great cast and on going storyline. But of course its all about the money. At least have the writers put it into a book, that way fans could get an ending because that just plane sucks to leave people hanging….

  10. Nikki says

    Please bring the show back! I need to know what happens in season 3 episode 11. It’s not fair to the fans! You put on a show without an ending. What kind of ABC Family are you?

  11. Anonymous says

    Bring the show back it’s kinda dumb to leave it off just like that there should be more like how Kyle reacts about knowing who his mother is and it’s should show what will happen between him and Jesse or him and Amanda .

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