New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American comedy-drama film written and directed by John Hughes. It stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy as teenagers from different high school cliques who spend a Saturday in detention with their strict and grumpy assistant principal; the film premiered in Los Angeles on February 7, 1985. Universal Pictures released it in cinemas in the United States on February 15, 1985, it earned $51.5 million on a $1 million budget. Critics consider it among the greatest films of all time, as well as one of Hughes's most memorable and recognizable works; the media referred to the film's five main actors as members of a group called the "Brat Pack". In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant"; the film was digitally remastered and was re-screened throughout 430 theaters in celebration of its 30th anniversary in 2015.
On a Saturday, five high school students report for all-day detention. Each comes from a different clique: pampered Claire Standish, geek Brian Johnson, wrestler Andrew Clark, delinquent John Bender, outcast Allison Reynolds, they gather in the school library, where assistant principal Richard Vernon instructs them not to talk, leave the seats, or sleep until they are released at 4:00 p.m. He assigns them a thousand-word essay, in which each must describe "who you think you are", he leaves, returning only to check on them. John, who has an antagonistic relationship with Vernon, ignores the rules and riles up the other students, teasing Brian and Andrew and harassing Claire. Vernon gives John several weekends' worth of additional detention and locks him in a storage closet, but he escapes and returns to the library; the students pass the hours by talking, and, at one point, smoking marijuana. They open up and reveal their secrets: Claire has experiences of peer pressure, John comes from an abusive household, Allison calls herself a compulsive liar, Andrew can't think for himself, Brian contemplated suicide over a bad grade.
They discover they all have poor relationships with their parents: Claire's parents use her to get back at each other during arguments, John's parents physically and verbally abuse him, Allison's parents ignore her, Andrew's father pushes him to the limit in wrestling, Brian's parents pressure him to earn high grades. The students realize. Claire gives Allison a makeover. Claire decides to break her "pristine" virginal appearance by giving him a hickey. Although they suspect their new relationships will end along with their detention, they believe their mutual experiences will change the way they look at their peers; as the detention nears its end, the group requests that Brian complete the essay for everyone, John returns to the storage closet to fool Vernon into thinking he has not left. Brian leaves the essay in the library for Vernon to read; as the students part ways and Andrew kiss, as do Claire and John. Allison rips Andrew's state champion patch from his jacket to keep, Claire gives John one of her diamond earrings, which he puts on.
Vernon reads the essay, in which Brian states that Vernon has judged who they are using stereotypes. Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall both starred in Hughes's 1984 film Sixteen Candles. Towards the end of filming, Hughes asked them both to be in The Breakfast Club. Hall became the first to be cast. Ringwald was approached to play the character of Allison Reynolds, but she was "really upset" because she wanted to play Claire Standish, which saw the auditions of Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, she convinced Hughes and the studio to give her the part. The role of Allison went to Ally Sheedy. Emilio Estevez auditioned for the role of John Bender. However, when Hughes was unable to find someone to play Andrew Clarke, Estevez was recast. Nicolas Cage was considered for the role of John Bender, the last role to be cast, though the role was narrowed down to John Cusack and Judd Nelson. Hughes cast Cusack, but decided to replace him with Nelson before shooting began, because Cusack did not look threatening enough for the role.
At one point, Hughes was disappointed in Nelson because he stayed in character and harassed Ringwald off-camera, with the other actors having to convince Hughes not to fire him. Rick Moranis was cast as the janitor but left due to creative differences and was replaced by John Kapelos. In 1999, Hughes said that his request to direct the film met with resistance and skepticism because he lacked filmmaking experience. Hughes convinced the film's investors that due to the modest $1 million budget and its single location shoot, he could minimize their risk. Hughes thought that The Breakfast Club would be his directorial debut. Hughes opted for an insular one-room set and wrote about high school students, who would be played by younger actors. Principal photography began on March 28, 1984, ended in May. Filming took place at Maine North High School in Des Plaines, which had closed in 1981; the same setting was used for interior scenes of Hughes's 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which featured ex
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai
St. Elmo's Fire (film)
St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher; the movie, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham, centers on a clique of recent graduates of Washington, D. C.'s Georgetown University, their adjustment to post-university life and the responsibilities of adulthood. This film is a prominent movie of the Brat Pack genre; the film was reviled by the critics but was a moderate financial success, grossing $37.8 million against a $10 million budget. Recent Georgetown University graduates Alec, his girlfriend Leslie, Kevin and Kirby are waiting to hear about the conditions of their friends Wendy, a sweet-natured girl devoted to helping others, Billy, a former fraternity boy and now reluctant husband and father, after a minor car accident. At the hospital, Kirby spots a female medical student named Dale, with whom he has been infatuated since college; the group gathers at St. Elmo's Bar. Billy, trapped in an unstable marriage, has been fired from the job.
At their apartment, Alec pressures Leslie to marry him, but she thinks they are unprepared to make such a commitment. Kirby is telling Kevin of his love for Dale when Billy shows up, asking to spend the night as he cannot cope with his wife. Jules accuses Kevin of loving Alec; when Kevin visits Alec and Leslie for dinner, during a private moment with Kevin, confesses that he had sex with a lingerie saleswoman. Billy and Wendy get drunk together, Wendy reveals that she’s a virgin, they kiss, Billy, tugging at her clothing, makes fun of her girdle. Wendy insists. At St. Elmo's, Jules reveals to Leslie. Billy attacks him. Billy reconciles with his wife; the girls confront Jules about her affair and reckless spending, but she insists that everything is under control. Kirby takes a job working for Mr. Kim, a wealthy Korean businessman, invites Dale to a party that he’s holding at Mr. Kim’s house. Wendy arrives with an ungainly Jewish boy whom her parents want her to marry. Alec announces, she confronts him about her suspicions of his infidelity, the two break up.
Alec accuses Kevin of telling Leslie about the tryst with the lingerie lady. Jules gives Billy a ride home, Billy makes a pass at her. Furious, Jules orders him out of her car, Billy’s wife witnesses the confrontation; when Dale skips the party, Kirby drives to the ski lodge where she is staying and meets her tall, handsome boyfriend. Kirby's borrowed car gets stuck, Dale and her boyfriend invite him in; the next morning, as Kirby prepares to leave the lodge, Dale tells him that she’s flattered by his interest in her. He kisses her, poses for a photo with her before leaving; as he drives off, Dale watches him thinking about their kiss and doubtless wondering if she is missing out on something by not being involved with him. Leslie goes to Kevin’s apartment to spend the night after the breakup and discovers photographs of her. Kevin confesses his love for her, the two sleep together. Alec goes to the apartment to apologize to Kevin and finds Leslie there, Alec and Leslie argue. Wendy tells her father that she wants to move into her own place.
Jules has been fired from her job, fallen behind on her credit card payments, her possessions have been seized. Jules opens the windows, intending to freeze to death, her friends attempt to coax her out. Kirby fetches Billy, who landed a job at a gas station courtesy of Kevin, to calm Jules down. Billy convinces Jules to let him in, the two share a tender talk about the challenges of life, overheard by the rest of the gang. Wendy moves into her own place, where Billy visits and informs her that he is getting a divorce and moving to New York City, the two have sex. At the bus station, the group gathers once more to say goodbye to Billy. Billy urges Alec to make up with Leslie, but she declares that she does not want to date anyone for a while. Alec and Kevin make up, the group decides to get brunch. However, they decide not to go to St. Elmo's and instead choose Houlihan's because there are "not so many kids" there. According to Schumacher, "a lot of people turned down the script...the head of major studio called its seven-member cast "the most loathsome humans he had read on the page."
The producers interviewed "hundreds of people" for the cast, including Anthony Edwards and Lea Thompson. According to Lauren Shuler Donner, she found Estevez and Sheedy through recommendations from John Hughes, who had cast them in The Breakfast Club. Demi Moore had to go to rehab before shooting; the private Jesuit-affiliated Georgetown University would not permit filming on campus, with their administrators citing questionable content such as premarital sex. As a result, the university seen on film is the public University of Maryland located 10 miles away in College Park, Maryland. David Denby called Schumacher "brutally untalented" and said that "nobody over the moral age of fifteen" will like the work of the Brat Pack actors in the film: According to Janet Maslin: St. Elmo's Fire holds a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, wi
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper, published in Los Angeles, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, is the largest U. S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues salient to the U. S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters, it has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine. In the nineteenth century, the paper was known for its civic boosterism and opposition to unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910; the paper's profile grew in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades, the paper's readership has declined and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize, in July 2018 the paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Times was first published on December 4, 1881, as the Los Angeles Daily Times under the direction of Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. It was first printed at the Mirror printing plant, owned by Jesse Yarnell and T. J. Caystile. Unable to pay the printing bill and Gardiner turned the paper over to the Mirror Company. In the meantime, S. J. Mathes had joined the firm, it was at his insistence that the Times continued publication. In July 1882, Harrison Gray Otis moved from Santa Barbara to become the paper's editor. Otis made the Times a financial success. Historian Kevin Starr wrote that Otis was a businessman "capable of manipulating the entire apparatus of politics and public opinion for his own enrichment". Otis's editorial policy was based on civic boosterism, extolling the virtues of Los Angeles and promoting its growth. Toward those ends, the paper supported efforts to expand the city's water supply by acquiring the rights to the water supply of the distant Owens Valley; the efforts of the Times to fight local unions led to the October 1, 1910 bombing of its headquarters, killing twenty-one people.
Two union leaders and Joseph McNamara, were charged. The American Federation of Labor hired noted trial attorney Clarence Darrow to represent the brothers, who pleaded guilty. Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new Times headquarters building designed by Gordon Kaufmann, proclaiming anew the credo written by his wife, Eliza: "Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Sure, Stand True." Upon Otis's death in 1917, his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, took control as publisher of the Times. Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son, Norman Chandler, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of post-war Los Angeles. Norman's wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, whose main concert hall was named the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in her honor. Family members are buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near Paramount Studios; the site includes a memorial to the Times Building bombing victims. The fourth generation of family publishers, Otis Chandler, held that position from 1960 to 1980.
Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper forgotten in the power centers of the Northeastern United States due to its geographic and cultural distance. He sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, notably The New York Times and The Washington Post. Believing that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business", Otis Chandler increased the size and pay of the reporting staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1962, the paper joined with The Washington Post to form the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service to syndicate articles from both papers for other news organizations, he toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance. During the 1960s, the paper won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than its previous nine decades combined. Writing in 2013 about the pattern of newspaper ownership by founding families, Times reporter Michael Hiltzik said that: The first generations bought or founded their local paper for profits and social and political influence.
Their children enjoyed both profits and influence, but as the families grew larger, the generations found that only one or two branches got the power, everyone else got a share of the money. The coupon-clipping branches realized that they could make more money investing in something other than newspapers. Under their pressure the companies split apart, or disappeared. That's the pattern followed over more than a century by the Los Angeles Times under the Chandler family; the paper's early history and subsequent transformation was chronicled in an unauthorized history Thinking Big, was one of four organizations profiled by David Halberstam in The Powers That Be. It has been the whole or partial subject of nearly thirty dissertations in communications or social science in the past four decades; the Los Angeles Times began a decline with Los Angeles itself with the decline in military production at the end of the Cold War. It faced hiring freezes in 1991-1992. Another major decision at the same time was to cut the range of circulation.
They cut circulation in California's Central Valley, Nevada and the San Diego ed
Kyle XY is an American science fiction television series produced by ABC Family. The central character is a teenage boy who awakens naked in a forest outside Seattle, with no more knowledge or abilities than a newborn and no belly button, he is 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 British Columbia area; the show premiered June 2006, on the ABC Family cable channel. Episodes were 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 German version was aired December 8, 2007.
The show started its second season in the UK on Monday, September 3, 2007, 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; 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, she 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 happened in the series ending. 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 Chelan Simmons as Hillary Nicholas Lea as Tom Foss Teryl Rothery as Carol Bloom Cory Monteith as Charlie Tanner J. Eddie Peck as Adam Baylin Sarah-Jane Redmond as Rebecca Thatcher Andrew Jackson as Cyrus Reynolds Bill Dow as Professor William Kern Kurt Max Runte as Detective Jason Breen Magda Apanowicz as Andy Jensen Martin Cummins as Brian Taylor Ally Sheedy as Sarah Emerson Leah Cairns as Emily Hollander Conrad Coates as Julian Ballantine Josh Zuckerman as Mark Jesse Hutch as Nate Harrison Hal Ozsan as Michael Cassidy 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; the third season premiere was 1.5 million total viewers, down 33 percent from the Season 2 opener, most ABC Family shows outperformed the show. The second episode slid to 1.426 million viewers. There are 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. 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: "Hide Another Mistake" – The 88 "Nevermind the Phonecalls" – Earlimart "Surround" – In-Flight Safety "I'll Write the Song, You Sing For Me" – Irving "Wonderful Day" – O.
A. R. "Bug Bear" – Climber "Honestly" – Cary Brothers "So Many Ways" – Mates of State "Middle Of the Night" – Sherwood "Alibis" – Marianas Trench "It’s Only Life" – Kate Voegele "3 A. M." – Sean Hayes "Born On the Cusp" – American Analog Set "Will You Remember Me" – April Matson "Alley Cat" – Sherwood The music supervisor for the show is Chris Mollere. Michael Suby wrote the opening theme, most of the score and cues. Neither the theme nor any of the score appear on the soundtrack CD. Music from Kyle XY Kyle XY as a series features an alternate reality game where the players are "invited" to help solve the mystery of who Kyle 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 re-done to act as a real working website. The game makes use of the website for a group called "The Latnok Society" and a brand new clue tracker room, more interactive than the previous one.
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Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndicated reruns on ION Television. The series stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose "heightened observational skills" and impressive eidetic memory allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities; the program stars Dulé Hill as Shawn's intelligent best friend and reluctant partner Burton "Gus" Guster, as well as Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's father, Henry, a former officer of the Santa Barbara Police Department. Psych debuted on Friday, July 7, 2006 following the fifth-season premiere of Monk, continued to be paired with the series until Monk's conclusion on December 4, 2009. During the second season, an animated segment titled "The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus" was added to the series. Psych was the highest-rated US basic cable television premiere of 2006. USA Network renewed the series for an eighth season on December 19, 2012, to include eight episodes, ordered two more episodes on June 25, 2013, bringing the episode order to ten.
On February 5, 2014, USA Network confirmed that the eighth season of Psych would be its last, with the series finale airing on March 26, 2014. The show has developed a cult following in the years since going off air, with fans of the show being called "Psych-O's". Psych: The Movie, a two-hour TV movie, aired on USA Network on December 7, 2017. Franks' hope is to make five more Psych movies, following Psych: The Movie. On February 14, 2019, it was announced Psych: The Movie 2 was greenlit and all the main cast would return for the TV movie, set to premiere in 2019. Most episodes begin with a cold open in the form of a flashback to Gus's childhoods; the flashbacks involve Shawn and Gus being taught a lesson by a young Henry Spencer, who wishes that his son would follow in his footsteps and become a law enforcement officer. These lessons play a role for the climax of the episode; as a child, Shawn was taught by Henry to hone his powers of observation and deduction using games and challenges to test him.
Each flashback sets the theme for the episode. Shawn becomes known as a psychic when, after calling in tips on dozens of crimes covered on the news which help the police to close the case, the police become suspicious of his knowledge; the police theorize that such knowledge could only come from the "inside" and they decide to arrest him as a suspect. To avoid being sent to jail, Shawn uses his observational skills to convince the police that he is psychic; the interim police chief warns Shawn. With no choice but to keep up the act, having proven himself an effective aid to the police in solving crimes, he establishes a psychic detective agency and becomes an outside consultant to the police. Pretending to have psychic powers allows him to engage in strange and comic behavior as he turns real clues into hunches and otherworldly visitations, he enjoys teasing lifelong friend Burton Guster, a pharmaceutical sales representative, about Gus's eclectic interests as they drive around in a blue Toyota Echo nicknamed "The Blueberry" solving crimes.
Head detective Carlton Lassiter, playfully named "Lassie" by Shawn and Gus respects Shawn's crime-solving skills, but doubts his psychic abilities and is exasperated and/or infuriated by his antics. However, junior detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara and Chief Vick are far less antagonistic – with O'Hara expressing belief in Shawn's abilities, while Vick is mum on the subject – and willing to give Shawn the leeway he needs to solve cases. Henry and Shawn have a difficult relationship, but despite this, Henry reluctantly helps Shawn on various occasions. Shawn Spencer is a freelance consultant with the Santa Barbara Police Department who pretends to be a psychic; however his exceptional observational skills and eidetic memory allow him to obtain his "visions". He refuses to take anything but has matured throughout the seasons, he has had romantic tension with Juliet O'Hara since they met, which led them to start dating in the middle of season five. In the middle of season six, he tries to propose to her, but finds out that neither of them is ready.
Though the two hit a bump in season seven when she discovers he is not psychic, they soon reconcile. When she moves to San Francisco to be Vick's head detective, he realizes he cannot live without her and resolves to move there. In a final effort to "come clean", he makes several DVDs, one of which he sends to Lassiter, upon which he starts to confess the truth to him, but Lassiter breaks the DVD before Shawn can say it. Burton "Gus" Guster is Shawn's best friend since childhood, as well as business partner, he is a pharmaceuticals salesman. Unlike Shawn, he takes his work seriously, playing the "straight man" and tries to act professionally, yet in episodes, he ends up as invested in jokes and snacks as Shawn, he is famous for his many aliases, including "Magic Head", "Lavender Gooms", "Ghee Buttersnaps", "Control Alt Delete". He is known for being attracted to all types of women, who end up being the criminal, he is known for his supersensitive nose, the "Super Sniffer" or "Super Smeller." He is usually sensitive, has a gigantic soft side.
He has been shown as a sympathetic crier, once as a sympathetic sweater. Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter is the head detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department, he is skeptical of Shawn's psychic abili