MTV Cancels ‘Skins’

There will not be a second season of MTV’s controversial drama “Skins.”  Deadline reports the network has canceled the show, stating, “ “Skins” is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped. We admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Debuts Hot New Promos…And Hot New Klaus?

“Vampire Diaries” finally returns with a new episode tonight — and television’s steamiest ad campaign. Forget the implied orgy of the “Skins” promos, or the abbreviations of “Gossip Girl’s” OMFG campaign.  The CW is using hilarious single entendres to remind viewers to return to Mystic Falls.  In this steamy new promo,”Vampire Diaries” wants to know […]

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‘Skins’ Viewership Plunges for Its Second Airing

NEW YORK – The audience for MTV’s racy drama “Skins” plunged to 1.6 million Monday night, a drop-off of more than half from its premiere a week earlier, according to Nielsen Co. ratings. The viewer slump may signal a triumph of the Parents Television Council, a watchdog group that had blasted the series’ content and […]

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‘Skins’ Creator Fires Back At Critics

Last week, the American “Skins” debuted on MTV to bad reviews, good ratings, and the ire of the Parents Television Council.  The conservative watchdog organization hires people to monitor television series for subject matter it deems inappropriate, such as teen sexuality, drug use and profanity, then encourages the subscribers to its mailing list to forward […]

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Gossip Girl’s Producers on Blair, Serena, Dan and Skins

‘Gossip Girl‘ returns with new original episodes tonight.  When we last saw Manhattan’s most privileged young adults, Serena had vowed revenge on her mother for having her former teacher arrested on bogus statutory rape charges.  Chuck vowed to get his family’s business back.  In the interim,’Skins‘, a teen show that is generating even more controversy […]

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‘Skins’ Advertisers In Mass Pull-Out

Wrigley gum, General Motors and H&R Block are the latest advertisers to pull out of “Skins,” the highly controversial new MTV series, RadarOnline.com has learned. They’ve joined Taco Bell who led the retreat. “It was never our intent to endorse content that would offend consumers,” the folks at Wrigley said in a statement released Saturday.  […]

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TV News & Notes: Maddow Reacts To Olbermann, ‘Wonder Woman’ Gets A Makeover & More

All the TV news you need to know today, with a twist (weekend edition)… Appearing on the HBO series “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Rachel Maddow reacted to Keith Olbermann’s sudden departure from MSNBC. Asked what happened, she said only it’s “between Keith and the company, it didn’t involve any of the rest of us.” […]

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