MTV drops SKINS from Network!
It was one of the most talked about new dramas of the past year, and MTV’s most-discussed scripted show ever. kYet the controversial Skins will not be back for a second season. When MTV first announced the acclaimed UK dramedy would get a U.S. revamp, fans were skeptical an ad-supported cable network could maintain the show’s rebellious and graphic nature. Ratings rose for the show’s March finale to 1.2 million viewers and the series outperformed last summer’s first season. But Skins was inaccurately bashed as “child pornography” by the Parents Television Council. The show’s creator had defended the series as a “rather old fashioned television series,” and says its content is “a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people’s lives. It tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little painful to adults and parents.”