Kyle XY


Kyle XY Information

Kyle XY is an American television series with a science fiction premise and mystery-drama style. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. She also noted that the season three DVD would contain a "mini wrap-up" feature for the series. 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.

Cast

Main article: List of Kyle XY characters

Main cast

  • Matt Dallas as Kyle Trager
  • Marguerite MacIntyre as Nicole Trager
  • Bruce Thomas as Stephen Trager
  • April Matson as Lori Trager
  • Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Josh Trager
  • Chris Olivero as Declan McDonough
  • Kirsten Prout as Amanda Bloom
  • Jaimie Alexander as Jessi Hollander (Season 2, 3)

Recurring cast

  • Chelan Simmons as Hillary Shepard
  • Nicholas Lea as Tom Foss
  • Teryl Rothery as Carol Bloom
  • Cory Monteith as Charlie Tanner (Season 1, 2)
  • J. Eddie Peck as Adam Baylin (Season 1, 2)
  • Sarah-Jane Redmond as Rebecca Thatcher (Season 1, 2)
  • Andrew Jackson as Cyrus Reynolds (Season 1, 2)
  • Bill Dow as Professor William Kern (Season 1, 2)
  • Kurt Max Runte as Detective Jason Breen (Season 1)
  • Magda Apanowicz as Andy Jensen (Season 2, 3)
  • Martin Cummins as Brian Taylor (Season 2)
  • Ally Sheedy as Sarah Emerson (Season 2, 3)
  • Leah Cairns as Emily Hollander (Season 2)
  • Conrad Coates as Julian Ballantine (Season 2)
  • Josh Zuckerman as Mark (Season 2, 3)
  • Jesse Hutch as Nate Harrison (Season 3)
  • Hal Ozsan as Michael Cassidy (Season 3)


Ratings

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. The repeat showing of the first episode on sister broadcast network ABC had more than 5.2 million viewers. Several news sources said low ratings is one of the reasons for the series' cancellation.

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, and most ABC Family shows significantly outperformed the show. The second episode slid to 1.426 million viewers.

Episode list

Main article: List of Kyle XY episodes
SeasonEpisodes Start DateEnd Date
Season 1 10 June 26, 2006 August 28, 2006
Season 2 23 June 11, 2007 March 17, 2008
Season 3 10 January 12, 2009 March 16, 2009

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Series Kyle XY rowspan="3"
2007 Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV: Breakout Matt Dallas
TCA Award Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Kyle XY
Artios Award Best Children's TV Programming Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Wendy O'Brien, Coreen Mayrs and Heike Brandstatter (canadian casting) rowspan="7"
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)

Novels

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

Soundtrack & music

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 video releases

Box sets

DVD

Season Set details DVD release dates Special features
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
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" Secrets Are Revealed In An Immersive Feature
  • Audio Commentaries - With Matt Dallas, April Matson and Writer Julie Plec
Kyle XY: The Complete Second Season " Revelations
  • Discs: 6 / 4 (R4)
  • Episodes: 23 / 13 (R4)
December 30, 2008 March 11, 2009
  • Alternate Ending - Witness How Kyle and Jessi Could Have Ended Up After Their Last Fight
  • Deleted Scenes - 27 Never-Before-Seen Moment (12 on Region 4)
  • Livin' with the X's: A Remarkable Insider's Special Follows Actors Matt Dallas and Jaimie Alexander Behind the Scenes and on the Set
  • Facing the Future - Take a Peek at the Upcoming Drama, Romance and Secrets of Season Three (Region 4 only)
  • Audio Commentaries: Featuring Cast, Writers and Producers
  • The Science of Kyle XY (Region 1 only)
Kyle XY: The Complete Third Season " Full Disclosure
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10
November 4, 2009
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Science of Kyle XY
Kyle XY: The Complete Third Season " Final Season
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10
December 22, 2009
  • Kyle XY: Future Revealed - The Essential Fan's Guide to Latnok Uncovers the Truth Behind Kyle and Jessi's Past and Offers a Glimpse Into Their Future
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries - Featuring Writer and Executive Producers

International syndications

Country Network
Arab World Fox Series, MBC Action, MBC Persia
Sci Fi Channel
FOX8
STAR World
RTL TVI (French-speaking part of the country) and 2BE (Dutch-speaking part)
AXN Sci Fi, TNT (Russia)
Sci Fi Channel Brazil (Portuguese subtitles), SBT (Portuguese dubbing)
Fox Crime
Space, YTV
Sci Fi Channel
CCTV, STAR World
Sci Fi Channel
Sci Fi Channel
Sci Fi Channel
Telerebelde
Kanal 2
M6, W9
Nelonen
ProSieben
ANT1
TV2
STAR World
STAR World
MBC Persia
RT"? 2, 3e
Hot Zone, Yes Stars Base
Fox, Italia 1
AXN Sci Fi
Sci Fi Channel, Universal Channel, Disney Channel Japan
TV6
TV3, STAR World, NTV7, Syfy Universal (Asia)
Sci Fi Channel
TV2
Sci Fi Channel
TV 2 Zebra
STAR World
Sci Fi Channel
Studio 23, STAR World, Sci Fi, AXN Beyond
TVP1, AXN, AXN Sci-Fi, SciFi Universal
MOV, Panda Biggs
AXN Sci Fi, TNT (Russia), Disney Channel (Russia)
Kanal D
MediaCorp Channel 5, Star World, Syfy Universal (Asia)
Markíza
Cuatro
STAR World
Vuzu
Kanal 5
TSI 1
STAR World
STAR World, Syfy Universal (Asia)
TNT, Dizimax
RTL 5
BBC Two, BBC Switch, LIVING, Trouble
Sci Fi Channel
VTC7 - Today TV, VTV1
1TV
DVD
Novyi Kanal
Fox Crime

Alternate reality game

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 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 also




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