MTV commits to Skins

SkinsMTV has released a statement saying it will stand by its controversial teen drama Skins and that all ten episodes will air. The statement comes after rumours of its cancellation began to circulate.


SkinsYesterday rumours began that MTV was to cancel its controversial teen-drama Skins. The remake is the subject of a campaign by the Parents Television Council who want a Federal inquiry into sex scenes contained within the opening episode. So far six advertises have pulled out from Skins and ratings for its second episode dropped by 52% – so its understandably why cancellation could be on the cards for Skins. However, MTV has released a statement insisting that isn’t the case and it will air all ten episodes of the teen-drama.


“MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the vision of its creator Bryan Elsley,” the network said in a statement. Skins has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honored with a long list of prestigious awards.” – MTV statement.


To combat the lack of advertises PETA has stepped into the gap and will air an advert featuring Pink and Ricky Gervais. That’s sure to generate a fair bit of publicity for PETA especially given how newsworthy Skins is right now.