MTV Cancels Skins

Entertainment Jun. 9, 2011 AT 5:48PM
MTV Cancels Skins Credit: Jason Nocito/MTV

Put your clothes back on. 

MTV has cancelled its racy teen drama Skins.

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The show premiered in January to 3.3 million viewers, but lost half of its viewership by the second episode, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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The controversial, sexually-explicit show was based on the United Kingdom's version of the show that premiered in 2007. 

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"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."

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