'Kyle' Sticks Around at ABC Family
Strong ratings earn show a second seasonLOS ANGELES --
ABC Family has picked up the drama series for a second season. A date for season two of "Kyle XY" hasn't been set, but it's likely to hit the air sometime in 2007.
"'Kyle' has thrilled us from its premiere night -- we couldn't be happier to bring it back for a second season," says Paul Lee, president of ABC Family. "Matt Dallas [who plays the title character] is truly a breakout star for us, and 'Kyle XY' is truly a defining show."
Six episodes into its life, "Kyle" has become the most-watched original series ever on ABC Family. It draws about 2.1 million viewers per week, with close to 800,000 of those falling in the adults 18-49 demographic.
Repurposed episodes on ABC have also done fairly well. Airing on Friday nights, the show has averaged 4.6 million viewers, a sizable improvement over the same time period last year. ABC will air all 10 episodes of the show this summer.
Dallas stars in the series as Kyle, who has a savant-like intellect but is as naive about the world as a newborn. After he's found wandering the streets, a psychologist (Marguerite MacIntyre, "The Days") takes him home to live with her family.
The show also stars April Matson ("Quintuplets"), Bruce Thomas and Jean-Luc Bilodeau.