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MTV Cancels American Remake of Skins

Just 10 episodes in, the MTV show Skins has been discontinued. The teen drama, based on the immensely popular British show of the same name, met controversy from the outset for its risqué themes, and didn’t do much better in … Continue reading

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The Last Original Creator Leaves the UK Skins

After three cast cycles and five successful series, Jamie Brittain, the creator of the popular Skins from the UK, has quit the show. He launched the show back in January 2007 and it comes a shock for him to leave … Continue reading

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On the Road to Diversity in Television

A few weeks ago, I was walking with a friend after our afternoon class, and I asked him what his plans were for spring break. He told me he was going to meet with the CEO of BET, among other … Continue reading

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Nicholas Hoult’s Rise to the Top

There are some actors that everyone, regardless of their culture, knows about. Brad Pitt. Johnny Depp. Mel Gibson (unfortunately). Arnold Schwarzenegger (Uh..?). Denzel Washington. Robert DeNiro. The list goes on and on. Now, though, there is a new wave of … Continue reading

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Snooki and J-Woww to Star in Spin-off Show

In the wake of all the fresh controversy MTV has garnered (thanks Skins), Jersey Shore still manages to remain in the spotlight. Nicole Polizzi has (somehow) published a novel, Pauly D will soon have his own spin-off show, and  MTV … Continue reading

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Skins: Sex, Drugs and…Child Pornography?

Looks like MTV’s Skins will be dealing with more than just bad writing pretty soon. Television’s most fervent watchdog, the Parent’s Television Council, is calling for an investigation into MTV’s newest

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MTV, UnProtected: Can TV Get You Pregnant?

According to a recent post on Jezebel.com, although the teen pregnancy rate is at an all-time low, one school in Memphis just can’t seem to keep up with the times.  Apparently 90 teenage girls, a fifth of the school’s population, … Continue reading

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MTV Prepares to Bare Its Skins: Will It Compare?

For the past few years, MTV has been known more for its amusing and entertaining series rather than actually playing music via television.  With shows such as The Hills, Teen Mom, and the culturally ubiquitous Jersey Shore, MTV has produced … Continue reading

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