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MTV Cancels 'Skins'

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MTV, to the surprise of no one, has canceled its racy teen drama Skins.

An adaptation of a British series, Skins premiered to 3.2 million total viewers in January after MTV gave it a big push by running it out of its top-ranked series Jersey Shore. Its second episode dropped off to 1.58 million viewers though, before hitting 1.6 million for its finale in March.

The series also encountered problems with advertisers due to its portrayal of teens' habits relating to sex and drug use. After its debut episode, Taco Bell, General Motors and Wrigley, among others, promised never to advertise in the program again following complaints from the Parents Television Council.

Read more at B&C here.

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