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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]

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