MTV Cancels 'Skins'
After one season, MTV has canceled its controversial new series 'Skins.' The show was based on a UK show that followed several rebellious high school friends as they dealt with adolescence.
"Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn't connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped," the network said in a statement. "We admire the work that the series' creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it."
In January, the Parents Television Council called the series "the most dangerous show for teens." "Despite the MA-rating for 'Skins,' MTV appears to be deliberately targeting teens with its marketing campaign," PTC president Tim Winter said. "Skins may well be the most dangerous show for children that we have ever seen."
Elsley maintained that "Skins" is a "rather old fashioned television series," and says that the show 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."
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