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'Skins' Loses Sixth Sponsor, MTV Orders Dan Savage Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 24th 2011 6:00PM
SkinsSurprise, surprise: 'Skins' lost another sponsor.

Schick Hydro announced today that it would pull its ads from the controversial series "because some of this show's content is not aligned with Schick corporate guidelines," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Subway announced earlier today that it would yank its ads, following GM and Wrigley over the weekend and Taco Bell on Friday.

British executive Steve Morrison of All3Media, the company behind 'Skins,' said he stands behind the show. "On 'Skins,' I really have no idea specifically why advertisers are pulling out. But we stand behind what MTV has said and done about the hoopla," Morrison told THR. "The show in our view explores real world issues in a frank, responsible and legal way."

In other TV news ...

MTV has ordered a new series starring sex advice columnist Dan Savage. The show will follow the writer as he speaks at college campuses. We can hear the Parents Television Council complaints already. [EW]

The former MTV execs responsible for 'Skins' officially announced their new production company today. DiGa, from Tony DiSanto and Liz Gately, is developing projects with Nick Cannon, Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Martin. [THR]

Aussie actress Rachael Taylor has been cast on 'Grey's Anatomy.' The 'Transformers' star will play a major character's obstetrician. [TV Guide]

Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. The 'Burlesque' star follows Carrie Underwood, who sang the anthem last year. [Speakeasy]

'Fringe' fans, you haven't seen the last of Andre Royo. The actor will return for one episode later this season. [TVLine]

'Shark Tank' will return on March 25, ABC announced today. The reality show's second season will air Friday nights at 8PM. [Deadline]

Robert Gant will soon stir things up on 'Mike & Molly.' The former 'Queer as Folk' actor will play a baker with a crush on Molly in the 16th episode of the season. [TVLine]

In other guest star news, Sarah Jane Morris will drop by 'NCIS.' The former 'Brothers & Sisters' star will shake things up with a "major arc." [TVLine]

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beachbumpch

HELLO HELLO HELLO, Like I am a totaly disappointed consumer because you are sponsoring "SKINS". I feel like I was cheated. My brain is still very sad that a tv show would produce such vivid images of very young people involved in alcohol and sex acts at such a very young underage. Please, this show has taken away from young people's childhood. Yes, childhood, believe it or not is still jr. high and high school age. Not all high schools are so messed up as the show "Skins" protrays. Why did I watch it you say, because the publicity was so negetive about the show and I thought,"No, it realy is not really that bizarre, exploitive, gross , or whatever the critics say, BUTTTTTTTTT, yes it is. Sorry, the writers of shows can't be creative, revolsive and exploitive of the underage young people. Duhhhhh, like young people don't have enough to deal with. So create a show like "Skins". Not a fan of the producers or the SPONSORS.

January 26 2011 at 12:09 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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gobluespartyon

You're dead wrong and support cenorship which is wrong you clearly didn't see the show all your claims are baseless without facts.

January 26 2011 at 5:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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