ABC Family Cuts Kyle, Renews Greek and Lincoln Heights, Orders Three New Shows
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Please cover your belly button with your hand and join me in a moment of silence for Kyle XY.
As one in a flurry of scheduling decisions, ABC Family has decided to cut the cord on Kyle XY after this, its recently premiered third season.
The news is better for Greek and Lincoln Heights, which were picked up for third and fourth seasons, respectively, says the Hollywood Reporter. Greek resumes its sophomore run on March 30.
To fill (and then some) the void that will be left by Kyle XY, ABC Family gave 10-episode orders to three new series:
• 10 Things I Hate About You, based on the feature film of the same name and centered on two very different sisters. Gregory Peck's grandson, Ethan Peck, fills the Heath Ledger role.
• Perfect 10, a drama set in the world of competitive gymnastics. Peri Gilpin (Frasier) and Susan Ward (Sunset Beach) play the moms of two teen hopefuls.
• Ruby and the Rockits, a comedy starring Patrick Cassidy as a former teen idol whose own family life is turned upside-down when his brother/ex-bandmate (David Cassidy) shows up with his newfound daughter (Spy Kids' Alexa Vega) in tow. I think I love this.
Though not mentioned among the announcements, it is suspected that The Middleman — which premiered last summer — will not be back as a weekly series.
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