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MTV 'won't cancel Skins USA'

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Stanley, Abbud and Chris Skins USA

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MTV has announced that it will not cancel its controversial remake of Skins.

The second episode of the teen drama attracted just 1.6 m viewers, down from the 3.3m who watched the first instalment. Several companies have also pulled their advertising from the show following the Parents Television Council's allegations that it breaks child pornography laws.

However, in a recent statement, the network said: "MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the vision of its creator Bryan Elsley. Skins has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honoured with a long list of prestigious awards."

An MTV spokesperson also confirmed that all ten commissioned episodes will be broadcast.

The channel previously claimed that all episodes of Skins "not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers".

Skins airs on Mondays at 10/9c on MTV.
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