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Kyle XY is an American science fiction television series produced by ABC Family. The central character is a teenage boy (Matt Dallas) who awakens naked in a forest outside Seattle, Washington, with no more knowledge or abilities than a newborn and no belly button. He is taken in by a family and given the name Kyle. The series follows Kyle as he tries to solve the puzzles of who he is and why he has no memory before that day. Although set in present-day Seattle, the series was filmed in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.

Kyle XY
GenreScience fiction
Teen drama
Created byEric Bress
J. Mackye Gruber
StarringMatt Dallas
Marguerite MacIntyre
Bruce Thomas
April Matson
Jean-Luc Bilodeau
Kirsten Prout
Chris Olivero
Jaimie Alexander
Narrated byMatt Dallas
Music byMichael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes43 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Eric Tuchman
David Himelfarb
J. Mackye Gruber
Chris Bender
J.C. Spink
Richard Heus
Eric Bress
Tommy Thompson
Producer(s)Julie Plec
Charlie Gogolak
Curtis Kheel
Richard Heus
Chad Fiveash
S. Lily Hui
James Patrick Stoteraux
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television (season 1)
ABC Studios (seasons 2-3)
Two Cigarettes and One Match Productions (season 1)
Kyle XY Productions
BenderSpink Productions
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Original networkABC Family
Original releaseJune 26, 2006 (2006-06-26) –
March 16, 2009 (2009-03-16)
External links

The show premiered June 26, 2006, on the ABC Family cable channel. Episodes were also broadcast on the ABC network the first season, but only for part of the second season, after which it could only be seen on ABC Family.

After the 10-episode debut season on ABC Family during summer 2006, news reported a total of 23 new episodes were ordered for the second season, which started on June 11, 2007, with rebroadcasts on ABC beginning on June 15, 2007.[1] The second season’s 13th episode, "Leap of Faith", aired on Monday, September 3, 2007; the remaining 10 began airing on January 12, 2008.

The German version was aired December 8, 2007.[2] The show started its second season in the UK on Monday, September 3, 2007, and on April 5, the first season was broadcast in France on M6. On October 5, 2007, TV Guide reported that ABC family had renewed Kyle XY for a third season of 10 episodes, which began airing on January 12, 2009.

On January 31, 2009, ABC Family announced that Kyle XY would not return for a fourth season.[3][4] The season finale of the show aired on Monday, March 16, 2009, at 9/8c on ABC Family, leaving several unresolved dramatic cliffhangers. Following the last episode, writer Julie Plec revealed what had been planned for further seasons.[5] She also noted that the season three DVD would contain a "mini wrap-up" feature for the series.[6] The "wrap-up" is called "Kyle XY: Future Revealed", with the writers and actors explaining their plans for future episodes and what would have ultimately happened in the series ending.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Recurring castEdit

Kyle and the Trager family. Left to right: Stephen, Lori, Kyle, Josh, and Nicole.


Kyle XY was ABC Family channel’s highest rated original series from June 2006 to July 2008. The show lost its reign when the series premiere of The Secret Life of the American Teenager brought in 2.8 million viewers. According to the same press release, Kyle XY received a household rating of 2.1 and reached 2.6 million viewers.[7] The repeat showing of the first episode on sister broadcast network ABC had more than 5.2 million viewers.[8] Several news sources said low ratings is one of the reasons for the series' cancellation.[3][4]

The third season premiere (in a new time slot, with high-viewership lead-in The Secret Life of the American Teenager) was 1.5 million total viewers, down 33 percent from the Season 2 opener,[4][9] and most ABC Family shows significantly outperformed the show.[4] The second episode slid to 1.426 million viewers.[10]

Episode listEdit

Season Episodes Start Date End Date
Season 1 10 June 26, 2006 August 28, 2006
Season 2 23 June 11, 2007 March 17, 2008
Season 3 10 January 14, 2009 March 16, 2009

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards and nominations for Kyle XY
Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Series Kyle XY Nominated
2007 Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV: Breakout Matt Dallas
TCA Award Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Kyle XY Won
Artios Award Best Children's TV Programming Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Wendy O'Brien, Coreen Mayrs and Heike Brandstatter (Canadian casting) Nominated
Saturn Award Best Actor in a Television Program Matt Dallas
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series Kyle XY
2008 Best Actor on Television Matt Dallas
Best Supporting Actress on Television Jaimie Alexander
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series Kyle XY
GLAAD Media Award Individual Episode (in a Series without a Regular LGBT Character) For episode "Free To Be You and Me" (Season 2, Episode 7)


There are currently two novels based on the series, both from author S. G. Wilkins. The first, Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide, concerns Kyle's first Halloween, while the second, Kyle XY: Under the Radar, concerns the school's presidential election, with Kyle as a candidate.

Novel # Title Pages Release Date
Novel #1 Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide 192pag. August 30, 2007
Novel #2 Kyle XY: Under the Radar 189pag. January 1, 2008

Soundtrack and musicEdit

Kyle XY: The Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedMay 22, 2007
GenreAlternative rock, Pop, pop rock

On May 22, 2007 a soundtrack for Kyle XY was released. It was released on the same day as the release of the first season. Track listing is as follows:

  1. "Hide Another Mistake" – The 88
  2. "Nevermind the Phonecalls" – Earlimart
  3. "Surround" – In-Flight Safety
  4. "I'll Write the Song, You Sing For Me" – Irving
  5. "Wonderful Day" – O.A.R.
  6. "Bug Bear" – Climber
  7. "Honestly" – Cary Brothers
  8. "So Many Ways" – Mates of State
  9. "Middle Of the Night" – Sherwood
  10. "Alibis" – Marianas Trench
  11. "It’s Only Life" – Kate Voegele
  12. "3 A.M." – Sean Hayes
  13. "Born On the Cusp" – American Analog Set
  14. "Will You Remember Me (Lori's Song)" – April Matson
  15. "Alley Cat (Demo)" – Sherwood (iTunes Bonus Track)

The music supervisor for the show is Chris Mollere. Michael Suby wrote the opening theme, and most of the score and cues. Neither the theme nor any of the score appear on the soundtrack CD.

Music from Kyle XY

Home mediaEdit

Box setsEdit

Season Set details DVD release dates Special features
Region 1[14] Region 2[15] Region 4[16]
Kyle XY: The Complete First Season – Declassified
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10
May 22, 2007 August 4, 2008 December 3, 2008
  • Alternate Premiere
  • Extended Season Finale
  • Kyle XY Declassified – "Kyle File"
  • Audio Commentaries
Kyle XY: The Complete Second Season – Revelations
  • Discs: 6
  • Episodes: 23
December 30, 2008 N/A N/A
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Livin' with the X's
  • Audio Commentaries
  • The Science of Kyle XY
Kyle XY: The Complete Second Season – Revelations
  • Discs: 4
  • Episodes: 13[a]
N/A N/A March 11, 2009
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Livin' with the X's
  • Facing the Future
  • Audio Commentaries
Kyle XY: The Complete Third Season – Full Disclosure
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10[b]
N/A N/A November 4, 2009
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Science of Kyle XY
Kyle XY: The Complete Third and Final Season
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10
December 22, 2009 N/A N/A
  • Kyle XY: Future Revealed
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries

  1. ^ Comprises the first thirteen episodes of season two
  2. ^ Comprises the remaining ten episodes of season two

International syndicationsEdit

Country Network
  Arab World Fox Series, MBC Action,[17] MBC Persia
  Argentina Syfy (Latin America)
  Australia Fox8
  Bangladesh STAR World
  Belgium RTL TVI (French-speaking part of the country) and 2BE (Dutch-speaking part)
  Belarus AXN Sci Fi, TNT (Russia)
  Brazil Sci Fi Channel Brazil (Portuguese subtitles), SBT (Portuguese dubbing)
  Bulgaria Fox Crime
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sci Fi Channel
  Canada Space, YTV
  Chile Syfy (Latin America)
  China CCTV, STAR World
  Colombia Syfy (Latin America)
  Costa Rica Syfy (Latin America)
  Croatia Sci Fi Channel
  Cuba Telerebelde
  Denmark Netflix via Hola
  Estonia Kanal 2
  France M6, W9, 6ter
  Finland Nelonen
  Germany ProSieben
  Greece ANT1
  Hungary TV2
  India STAR World
  Indonesia STAR World
  Iran MBC Persia
  Ireland RTÉ 2, 3e
  Israel Hot Zone, Yes Stars Base
  Italy Fox, Italia 1
  Kazakhstan AXN Sci Fi
  Japan Sci Fi Channel, Universal Channel, Disney Channel Japan
  Latvia TV6
  Malaysia TV3, STAR World, NTV7, Syfy Universal (Asia)
  Mexico Syfy (Latin America)
  New Zealand TV2
  Nicaragua Sci Fi Channel
  North Macedonia Sci Fi Channel Fox Crime
  Norway TV 2 Zebra
  Pakistan STAR World
  Peru Syfy (Latin America)
  Philippines Studio 23, STAR World, Sci Fi, AXN Beyond
  Poland TVP1, AXN, AXN Sci-Fi, SciFi Universal
  Portugal MOV, Panda Biggs
  Russia AXN Sci Fi, TNT (Russia), Disney Channel (Russia), (Russia)
  Romania Kanal D
  Singapore MediaCorp Channel 5, Star World, Syfy Universal (Asia)
  Slovakia Markíza
  Spain Cuatro, Syfy Universal (Spain), MTV (Spain)
  Sri Lanka STAR World
  South Africa Vuzu
  Sweden Kanal 5
   Switzerland TSI 1
  Taiwan STAR World
  Thailand STAR World, Syfy Universal (Asia)
  Turkey TNT, Dizimax
  The Netherlands RTL 5
  United Kingdom BBC Two, BBC Switch, LIVING, Trouble
  Venezuela Syfy (Latin America)
  Vietnam VTC7 - Today TV, VTV1
  Georgia 1TV
  Nigeria DVD
  Ukraine Novyi Kanal
  Serbia Fox Crime

Alternate reality gameEdit

Kyle XY as a series also features an alternate reality game where the players are "invited" to help solve the mystery of who Kyle really is. The Mada Corporation website[18] is the game's rabbit hole — the introduction to the game universe. By clicking on "Our Jobs" in the menu, the gamer is taken to an anti-Madacorp Blog, where clues are left for revealing the truth about Kyle. It has been removed since the premiere of Season 2 and the Mada Corporation Website has been completely re-done to act as a real working website. The game also makes use of the website for a group called "The Latnok Society" and a brand new clue tracker room, which is more interactive than the previous one.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Extended second season for 'Kyle XY'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
  2. ^ Shows A-Z - kyle xy on abc family |
  3. ^ a b "Ausiello, Michael. "ABC Family Pledges More 'Greek,' 'Lincoln Heights,' Cancels 'Kyle XY'." January 31, 2009". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d ""Kyle XY: ABC Family TV Show Cancelled, No Season Four." TV Series January 31, 2009". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Writer/co-producer Julie Plec answers questions about the 'Kyle XY' finale". ABC Family. 2009-03-07. Archived from the original on March 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Kyle XY will "mini" wrap-up on season three DVD". CliqueClack TV. 2009-09-11. Archived from the original on 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Millions of viewers tune-in to discover who is 'Kyle XY'" (PDF). ABC FamilyNet. 2006-06-27. Retrieved 2006-07-02.[dead link]
  8. ^ Becker, Anne (2006-07-03). "Kyle XY Scores High in Double Play". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2006-07-11.
  9. ^ Hibberd, James. "'Kyle XY' Debut Disappoints; 'Real Chance' Soars." The Live Feed. January 13, 2009.
  10. ^ "Seidman, Robert. "Obama Inauguration, WWE RAW and Burn Notice Lead Weekly Cable Viewing." January 27, 2009". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  11. ^ "'Kyle XY' Music Guide to 'It Happened One Night'". ABC Family. Archived from the original on 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2009-01-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "'Kyle XY' Music Guide to 'Psychic Friend'". ABC Family. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-02-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "'Kyle XY' Music Guide to 'Electric Kiss'". ABC Family. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-02-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ Region 1 DVD box sets:
  15. ^ Region 2 DVD box sets:
  16. ^ Region 4 DVD box sets:
  17. ^ "RCRD Schedule on the MBC Action Website". 3 October 2011.
  18. ^ Mada Corporation website (fictional) Archived February 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit