Kyle’ mystery good for ABC Family


The mysterious Kyle and his missing belly button will be back for another season on ABC Family.

The cable network has greenlighted a third season of “Kyle XY,” ordering 10 new episodes from ABC Studios. A start date has not yet been determined because the series is now in production on the back-10 episodes of Season 2.

“Kyle XY” stars Matt Dallas as the title character, who one day walked out of the woods totally innocent of the complexities of human behavior. Kyle has come to accept that he has special capabilities and is determined to understand and use them wisely.

The series, which in July won an award from the Television Critics Assn., also stars Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Chris Olivero, Kirsten Prout and Jaimie Alexander.

The sophomore season of “Kyle XY” has improved over year-ago time-period levels by 8% in adults 18-34 (333,000 vs. 308,000) and by 2% in women 18-34 (209,000 vs. 205,000). It’s also basic cable’s No. 2 program in the time period in female teens (220,000). ABC Family also said that traffic at has increased 100% vs. a year ago, with more than 1 million unique visitors generating 6.2 million page views during Season 2.

“Kyle XY” was created by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber and is executive produced by Chris Bender and J.C. Spink through Benderspink, Eric Tuchman and David Himmelfarb. Julie Plec is the supervising producer.