MTV Cancels Skins

... Music Television has dropped the Guillotine of Cancellation on the neck of its controversial, often-shirtless teen drama Skins, a.k.a. American Apparel Ads: The Series. The big question that one person out there is now asking himself is, "Was it canceled because of ratings, or because it was too controversial?" I've got this one: Yes, yes, and also because it was terrible. There wasn't even a werewolf in it. [EW]

... Attn: Lost fans feeling withdrawal because there isn't enough Damon Lindelof in their lives, aside from his insane tweets: Perk up! Disney has signed a deal with Lindelof to write and produce a large-scale science-fiction feature, and the company is paying him seven figures to do it. All that's known right now is the title of the project: 1952. There's also a chance it could be more than just a movie, as the involved parties are discussing other potential platforms. (TV? Video games? Log-flume ride?) [Deadline Hollywood]

... Sticking with Lost-ish news, Mark Pellegrino (who played Jacob on Lost and Lucifer on Supernatural) will join TNT's The Closer as a recurring character. He'll play Gavin Baker, a gay defense lawyer who's tough as nails. Look for his appearances in August. [TV Guide]

... Hey, I thought Danny Glover was too old for this sh*t! The Glove will join Kiefer Sutherland on the new Fox drama Touch. From Heroes creator Tim Kring, Touch focuses on a father (Sutherland) whose mute, autistic son can predict the future. Glover will play a professor who studies children who possess special abilities. I hope their characters meet! [TV Line]

... Psych's Juliet (Maggie Lawson) will soon have a dad who talks a lot of $#*!. The USA show has booked William Shatner to play Juliet's father, an estranged con man who reunites with his daughter and can't help but try to pull off one more con job. [TV Guide]

... You've waited patiently for NBC to announce a premiere date for Friends With Benefits, which was picked up over a year ago and then shoved in the corner of the janitor's closet at 30 Rock. Well the day has finally come: Friends With Benefits will air on Saturday, June 25 from 8pm to 9pm! The show was picked up by NBC in May... of 2010. Let's hope those "it's the end of Lost," BP oil spill, and Tiger Woods jokes still hold up. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Its not right how the new skins just get cancelled because of the show was realer than the fake shows on tv and the old farts from the PTC was afraid of showing how teens now days really are like people in Canada and America like more than half of the teens have problems with drugs and life problems that can relate to the show but i just think that the PTC just find it funny are something to have all types of fake shows on tv than something that makes parents really watch something with there teens that the teens relate too and it'll help see how there teens really because no teens is gonna tell their parents anything at least parents can sit down with there teens and watch the show and ask the simple question do you party like that
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Oh come on... What makes Skins (at least the first two series) so good was because it was realistic. This included drugs, sex and swearing. Lots of swearing. Not allowing people to swear on US TV is unrealistic of many characters, but especially teens. There was no way this would work unless it was on something like HBO which allows that kind of language.



Plus... what is it with US channels buying up UK shows that do really well, then 'remaking' them so they're completely different and then being confused when they tank?
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MTV also cancelled The Seven as of Monday. Full info on my blog: http://uniqueblogreally.blogspot.com
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Shatner on Psych.......can't wait!!!! Love Psych!!
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heard that friends with benefits got pushed back to August
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thank god skins was cancelled it was terrible and has nothin on the british version
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Keep the UK Skins going and I'm cool. I don't think I ever want to watch the US version.
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Watched one episode, thought it's extremely well done. A pity it's gonna be cancelled.
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i thought skins was hilarious not controversial at all, and i find it hilarious that people thought it was controversial. either way it was a piece of crap and i could care less if it was cancelled or not so whatever. the main actor (the guy who acts tough and cool) was so horrible if he ever finds another role i'd be shocked. there was a few talented people in there who i felt bad for. and i would rather any teen show be on than most other shows even if it's bad. oh well, so long uk ripoff skins.
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oh snap!!!!! @ SKINS
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SKINS !!! GOT CANCELLED ?!?! what took them sooo long ?
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cool for psych, good for skins, they were destroying the show, apart from that, nothing important
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Touch look interesting at least for the pilot... Hope Tim Kring was not going to blow up everything a la "Heroes".
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I kind of like the idea of Shatner on Psych. One more nutter can't hurt, can it?
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skins was awsome it never should have been cancled
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eww shatner on there would make little sense at all. just goes to show the guy is desperate for any gig he can get with with the other show that he was on getting cancelled for being crap.
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Psych is awesome. William Shatner is awesome. For some reason, this pairing isn't that awesome...
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Actually, if you watched the episode, it was pretty awesome.
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Suppose it was wise not to check it out.
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the us version of skins was horrible, i dont know y ppl liked it, glad it got cancelled...ive been waiting for friends w/ benefits i thought they were never gonna air it..
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It was stupid of MTV to think that Skins could translate to an American audience - the humour of the original just doesn't work in any other context.
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still nothing i care about
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god i hate Tim Kring and Danny Glover. Why do i love Kiefer so much?
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Saw tara the other night and that show is 10 times better than Jackie, and which one stays on?????
Very sad, jackie sucks as a COMEDY!!!!
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Never watched Skin but the stuff I heard about it smart move on cancelling it.
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I'd love to watch Touch but I'm not going too. I'm not going to watch a Tim Kring show ever again...the dude doesn't know how to write a TV show =(

Shatner on Psych? OK
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Never watched Skins and cool news for Damon Lindelof. Can't wait to get more news on that. Touch sounds interesting. I'll give it a try.
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I was waiting for Friends With Benefits and i'm glad they're going to air it so i have the chance to watch it.
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about Skins US: good. i don't even remember Friends With Benefits.. but i'm sure they're just airing it to try and confuse people with the Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake movie of the same name coming out around the same time
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