MTV Cancels Racy Drama Series 'Skins'
Jim LiebeltJim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
- 2011 Jun 13
Good news: Goodbye to MTV's 'Skins'.
MTV will not be going with a second season of its racy teen drama Skins. The news is not particularly surprising as it's been almost three months since the series ended its freshman run. "Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped," MTV said in a statement.
Skins, an adaptation of the praised British series, became one of MTV's most talked-about shows ever when TV watchdog the Parents Television Council characterized it as possibly "the most dangerous television show for children that we have ever seen.” It called on the Feds to open an investigation for possible child pornography and exploitation on the show, which, in keeping with the British original, employed (often underage) teen actors to play the characters of the same age. That led to a number of advertisers pulling from the show, but MTV stuck with it and aired the entire first season with small editing of the more explicit content. Ratings-wise, Skins was solid while not spectacular.
Source: Deadline Hollywood