That Uproar Over ‘Skins’: A Blessing for the Show

BY: FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK – You gotta love a show that can upstage MTV’s raunchy reality hit, “Jersey Shore.” “Skins” has done it. In a week of TV happenings that included Ricky Gervais going comedically postal at the Golden Globes, Regis Philbin announcing his retirement from his daytime show, and the return of “American […]

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‘Skins’ Draws Child Porn Complaints

On Monday, controversial new teen program “Skins” debuted on MTV to good ratings and bad reviews.  Critics pointed out that the show was a watered down version of the British original, which was filled with sex, drugs, and swearing.  Now, the Parents Television Council has added fuel to the fire.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘Being Human‘ (9pm on Syfy) **Series Premiere** In Syfy’s new original series, leading normal lives is a lot harder than it looks for three paranormal roommates – vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they try their […]

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Has MTV’s ‘Skins’ Campaign Gone Too Far?

An Idaho teen anonymously brags about “losing his V card,” adding, “it was great, but had to leave the b-tch after.”  A Kansan claims, “after waking up in my friends dorm who is a guy, I found pictures from the night before… threesome.”  A Facebook app disingenuously warns that it is only for people over […]

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New On DVD This Week: Skins, ER, Dances With Wolves, Greek

Skins The new season of ‘Skins‘ begins with a drug-related suicide at Roundview College. The police question the entire gang, and a new headmaster (Chris Addison) expels Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) for his unseemly connection to the incident. The aftermath leads the friends into darker places than before – Thomas and Pandora (Lisa Blackwell) end their […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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The Big Tease: Scoop On Grey’s, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Bones and More

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and MattMtvguy@gmail.com is the place to send your questions. Here now the scoop! Who is Avery (played by Jesse Williams) going to be hookin’ up with on ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ – Teddy, April, Lexie or Bailey? – miley1017 via Twitter Well, Teddy […]

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‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ Highlight GLAAD Nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) – For the fourth year running, the ABC television network leads nominees for media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The network earned eight nominations this morning for the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards, with ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Private Practice’ and newcomer ‘Modern Family’ among its contenders. […]

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