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. Dmitri says

    I just finishing the Kyle xy series on dvd and I was disappointed that kyle xy season 4 was not made. You might be able to see that I am out of touch with tv.

  2. celina says

    Are you kidding me?! I literally just found this show a few weeks ago on netflix. I am DISGUSTED WITH ABC!!!! You NEVER finish up any good shows and cancel too soon. It’s all about money it seems like to this network. Bring some of the older shows back instead of creating more short term crap tv. Bring back Kyle xy, nine lives of Chloe king, Jane by design,etc.

  3. Rain Nguyen says

    hey! I’m Vietnames. I want to tell you that I really love series Kyle XY! Please bring him back! we want season four

  4. Chelsea says

    All I have to say is WHY? This show was amazing and they shouldn’t just cancel shows just because of ratings. The story should be finished either in a movie or a book or bring it back on another station. I don’t care how its done I want to know the ending!

  5. arnold says

    kyle xy is great series movie it should continue because here in zimbabwe its still a block buster it rocks people still expect to see more.kyle is great because it shows great actors with great charecters ever and does not show nudity pictures,#languaages.well i might not have concrete information that kyle is a good movie but its good the world still needs to see such movies

  6. says

    i felt unhappy when i head that kyle xy last final season has been cancelled please this series is very nice so i will happy if you continue this show and end it successfully so that other fans to will be happy

  7. says

    please bring back kayle xy i contect you from italy, in italy most people watch kayle we really wont beck kayle yuo don’t cancelled kayle because we watch your series so you
    are femous

  8. Bev says

    I am also disappointed. I just watched the seasons 1-3 on Netflix. Great show but what a terrible way for it to end. There’s so much left to the story. Please finish what you started.

  9. Jordan says

    i really like this series. i just got done watching season three and the last episode left me hanging wanting to know how cassidy and kyle share the same mother, and who kyle will end up being with out of amanda and jessi. its really good i wish there was more.

  10. lena says

    i just got done watching kyle xy season 1-3 on netflik i think you should at least do one more season and tie everything up i really like the seasons and now am left without the ending sooo please make one more season

  11. Jacqueline Brewer says

    There is a Kyle XY facebook event on June 6 to commemorate the anniversary of its premiere. Check it out and invite all your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/425054184230647/
    Then join the effort on the facebook pages dedicated to reviving this beloved series. Here are a couple. Save the tub has a fan video project in the works and expects great things: https://www.facebook.com/savethetub
    The largest facebook page I’ve seen has over 908,000 likes.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyle-XY/28723995412?id=28723995412&sk=likes

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