MTV has announced that they are canceling one of theirÂ talked about shows. In a statement released by MTV, the network praised the creators of the show but said it will not be back for a new season. Find out which show it is after the jump!
MTV is canceling Skins.
It was one of the most talked about new dramas of the past year, and MTVâ€™s most-discussed scripted show ever.
Yet the controversial Skins will not be back for a second season.
â€œSkins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didnâ€™t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped,â€ said MTV in a statement. â€œWe admire the work that the seriesâ€™ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.â€
When MTV first announced the acclaimed UK dramedy would get a U.S. revamp, fans were skeptical an ad-supported cable network could maintain the showâ€™s rebellious and graphic nature.
Ratings rose for the showâ€™s March finale to 1.2 million viewers and the series outperformed last summerâ€™s first season of The Hard Times of R.J. Berger â€” which was renewed. But Skins was inaccurately bashed as â€œchild pornographyâ€ by the Parents Television Council and bled advertisers scared off by the headlines and boycott threats.
The showâ€™s creator had defended the series as a â€œrather old fashioned television series,â€ and says its content is â€œa very serious attempt to get to the roots of young peopleâ€™s lives. It tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little painful to adults and parents.â€