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MTV Pulls Controversial  

MTV Pulls Controversial  

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Skins, MTV's Americanized version of the long-running British hit about the sex- and drug-fueled lives of teenagers, won't return for a second season, reportsEntertainment Weekly.

"Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn't connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped," said a statement released by the network. "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 series was greeted with controversy prior to its premiere for not including a gay male character, as the original British series had, although MTV's production included a lesbian teenager. The series continued to irk many by showing a 17-year-old male actor nude from behind.
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