Air Date: Monday, June 26, 2006
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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Burbank, CA (May 22, 2006) � A teenage boy is found wandering in the woods, naked and dazed. To add to the obscurity he is missing the one thing every human body has � a belly button. The mystery of KYLE XY begins to unfold June 26 (8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family with the premiere of the new original drama from Touchstone Television. The ten-one hour episodes star newcomer Matt Dallas (�Wannabe�), Marguerite MacIntyre (�The Days�), Bruce Thomas (�Legally Blonde�), April Matson (�Quintuplets�) and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (�Ill Fated�).

KYLE XY is an incredible mystery about a teenager with no past. The series tells the surprising journey of Kyle (Dallas), a 16 year-old teenage savant who is missing instinctive human behavior such as anger, joy and love, and the family who found him. After coming out of the woods and found walking into traffic, Kyle is sent to a youth detention center where he comes into contact with his first experience of eating food and human interaction: not all of it friendly. At the center they realize that Kyle is not like any ordinary teenager, especially once they find that he is missing his belly-button. With questions of �Who is this kid?� and �Where did he come from?� psychologist Nicole Trager (MacIntyre) is called in to help get some much needed answers.

After a couple of hours with Kyle, Nicole realizes that he can not survive in the institution and needs special attention, so she decides to bring him home to keep a closer eye on him. The rest of the Trager family is not as welcoming of Kyle, seeing him as just another one of Nicole�s special projects. Her husband Stephen (Thomas) doesn�t want his wife to get too attached to Kyle, while her teenage daughter Lori (Matson) and son Josh (Bilodeau) see him as a freak that can only hamper their social lives.

Soon the family starts to see that Kyle has some unique abilities and an uncanny way of completing two hour IQ tests in 5 minutes with perfect scores. He encounters everyday activities such as video games, drawing and music with a wide-eyed wonder and a thirst for more knowledge. He also starts to grow fond of the Trager family and even rescues Lori from a high school party that gets dangerously out of hand.

As he settles in with the Trager family the question still remains, who is Kyle? What are his secrets, secrets that even he doesn�t understand? Why doesn�t he have a belly button? Why can�t he remember anything from his past? Is he suffering from some sort of post-traumatic stress? If not, is he suffering from amnesia? And who is the suspicious looking man following him?

The Touchstone Television series is created and executive produced by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber (�Butterfly Effect,� �Final Destination 2�). KYLE XY is also executive produced by Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, and David Himelfarb. Eric Tuchman serves as co-executive producer. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Chris Olivero and Kirsten Prout.

Distributed in over 89 million homes, ABC Family features original movies, series and specials. Storytelling about today's relationships � with all of their diversity, dysfunction, humor and passion.

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