In news that's unlikely to shock anyone, the US version of Skins will not be returning for a second series. MTV pulled the series after lacklustre ratings and I have to admit that I'm not too shocked to see it go.
After being pleasantly surprised by both SyFy and Showtime commissioning second seasons for their versions of Being Human and Shameless, I was pretty certain that Skins would be the unfortunate show not to get another chance.
In some ways, it's a shame because while it started off badly, miscast the role of Tony (sorry, James Newman) and mucked the Tea arc around the place, it did improve in it's final episodes and might have continued to improve if it had been renewed but I guess with the terrible ratings and controversy surrounding it, MTV decided to cut their losses.
Still, there's at least the sixth (and more than likely, final) season of the UK series to look forward to in 2012.
Article On The Cancellation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2001844/Controversial-television-Skins-cancelled-MTV.html