MTV’s ‘Skins’ Takes Ratings Dive In Week 2

By | Tuesday January 25, 2011 @ 1:09pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

All the media attention surrounding the controversial new MTV drama Skins didn’t convert into ratings, as the racy freshman drama was down sharply in its second airing last night. The series, which lost a number of advertisers since its premiere, … Read More »

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‘Skins’ Co-Creator Bryan Elsley: “Our Approach Is Not Careless”

Nellie Andreeva

Skins co-creator Bryan Elsley today addressed the growing controversy surrounding the racy British series’ MTV version, which he is shepherding, in a lengthy statement:

Skins is a very simple and, in fact, rather old-fashioned television series. It’s about the lives and loves of teenagers, how they get through high school, how they deal with their friends, and also how they circumnavigate some of the complications of sex, relationships, educations, parents, drugs and alcohol. The show is written from the perspective of teenagers, reflects their world view, and this has caused a degree of controversy both in the U.K. and the USA.

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Now Subway Pulls Ads From ‘Skins’; Joins H&R Block, Wrigley, GM & Taco Bell

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE, MONDAY: The fast-food restaurant chain, which on Saturday became PTC’s new main target, has pulled its ads from MTV’s Skins.

UPDATE, SATURDAY: Today, the Parents Television Council praised another advertiser, Wrigley, for suspending advertisements on MTV’s Skins. Another company, H&R Block, also has asked that its MTV ads don’t run on Skins. PTC is still going after other advertisers for endorsing a program with such “extreme” content. Just this morning, PTC activists began contacting Subway directly. Read More »

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PTC Calls For Federal Investigation of MTV Teen Drama ‘Skins’ For Child Pornography

Nellie Andreeva

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How MTV Found Its New ‘Skins’ Series Star

By | Monday January 17, 2011 @ 11:10am PST
Mike Fleming

Tonight, MTV and co-creator Bryan Elsley launch the Americanized version of the UK hit TV show Skins by pushing boundaries for casual sex and recreational drugs. What makes this unusual is that the cast is comprised of teens — not the twentysomethings … Read More »

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TV Teaser: MTV’s Raunchy ‘Skins’

By | Thursday October 21, 2010 @ 3:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Here is a trailer for MTV’s upcoming teen series Skins, an adaptation of the British series that plays like a much racier Gossip Girl. Skins premieres in January.

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