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"Skins is real. Skins is true. Skins is life," said the teens in the promo for the MTV series that premiered in January. Well, now Skins is over.
MTV has announced that there will not be another season of the controversial series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers. The sexually explicit nature of the show caused several advertisers like Taco Bell, Wrigley gum and General Motors to pull out of the show, and, according to the The Hollywood Reporter, viewership dropped by half by the second episode.
"Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn't connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped," an MTV rep said in a statement. "We admire the work that the series' creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it."
The truth is, Skins was a show filled with drug-and-sex-obsessed teens who didn't always have the best intentions -- and it didn't necessarily represent the teen population of today. And, if you ask us, that's a very good thing.