E4 Cancels Skins, Final Season To Air in 2013

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E4 has cancelled their (at times) controversial teen drama series Skins, it has been announced. According to representatives of parent company Channel 4, Skins will return in 2013 for its seventh and final season.

The statement from Channel 4 was as follows: “Channel 4 today confirmed that next year’s series of  E4’s teen drama SKINS will be its last. The new series (its seventh) will be a celebration of this truly iconic series, and will go to air in early 2013. Skins is a brilliant show which has defined a generation and will go down as a  game –changing piece of television but after 7 series it is time for E4 to make way for the next generation of the bold, the new and the innovative.”

Skins was created by Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain and follows a group of teenagers attending sixth form in Bristol. The series is noted for its often risque story lines and for entirely replacing its cast and starting anew every two years. The series was adapted for the US market by MTV in 2011. However, due to low ratings and a number of objections from the Parents Television Council, which led advertisers and sponsors to abandon the show, the US adaptation of Skins was cancelled after just one season.

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  • http://www.scottxoxo.com Scott Miles Love

    I’m going to miss this show. I live in the United States and Skins is my favourite show of all time. I have to watch it online because they don’t show it on TV here. Skins US was terrible, I really wish they could have done it better.

  • Emily

    I understand where you are coming from Scott, I also live in the US and have been watching Skins since 2007, it will be sad to see it go but I also think it’s time for it to end.

  • Gretchen

    I’m sad to see it go. this bas been, by far, my favorite tv show. at least they’re having one more season.

  • Sade

    I never knew it was on until the US skins was cancelled. I really enjoyed the UK version tho. I so wish they would play it in the US but much like you guys i’m stuck watching it online. I can’t wait to see the new season. Big fan, sad to see it go, i really hope it goes out with a bang :)

  • Esmeralda Curiel

    I love this show but I can’t find anywhere to watch the last season in the U.S.

  • http://skins bisto

    im sad to see franky fitzgerlad and co wont be in it

  • rhianna

    Am so happy they’ve brought back some of the old cast am from the uk and the 5th and 6th more the 5th season was the worst and lost so many fans because of how god seasons 1.2.3. And 4 was, but I really can’t wait to see the final

  • Crystal

    I absolutely love Skins, I cant believe it will not be on the air anymore. This show is hands down one of the best television series I have ever seen. I laughed, I cried, and sometimes I held my breath. This series was the most intense, well cast tv drama. I too am from the US and I think we need more shows like this. I am so sad to see it go.

  • Taniesha Taylor

    Honestly, Skins lost me in season 5. It wasn’t terrible it was just that it wasn’t like the other seasons. Really looking forward to the 7th season though. Can’t wait to watch the ever beautiful Effie get up to her tricks again!

  • Katherine Eason

    I am honestly heartbroken , I’ve watched it on Netflix and fell inlove with it . I hope maybe they can pick it back up one day , I know that shows can do that at times . If they did I’d be one of the billions tuning in . ( :