Skins creator Brian Elsley spoke out for the first time Monday in response to the controversy surrounding the U.S. adaptation of the hit British drama. In short, he says the show is "a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people's lives."
Parents Television Council calls for investigation into MTV's Skins
In a lengthy statement to MTV News, Elsley called Skins a "very simple and in fact rather old fashioned" series.
"It deals with relationships, parents, death, illness, mental health issues, the consequences of drug use and sexual activity," he writes. "It is just that these are characterized from the point of view of the many young people who write the show and has a very straightforward approach to their experiences; it tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little...
Sarah Jane Morris
Michael Weatherly is directing his first episode of NCIS, which will introduce a recurring female agent named Erica Jane Barrett (to be played by Brothers & Sisters vet Sarah Jane Morris). In Erica's introductory episode on March 1...
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in final negotiations to star in Starz's new drama, Magic City, Deadline reports.
Magic City follows the mobsters, politicians and entertainments involved in establishing Miami's first big-name hotel, just as...
After stories floated that TNT had failed to reach a financial agreement with Larry Hagman to reprise his role of J.R. Ewing in an update of the 1978-91 primetime soap Dallas — and would move forward with an altered script that would write out the popular character — both parties expressed hope that the conflict could be resolved.
And now I'm happy to report that a deal's been struck! Yep, I just got off the phone with Larry, who tells me he's in! "I haven't signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally," says the star, who'll turn 80 this year. "I just told them I'd do it and my word's good!"
The updated pilot...
Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl.
The National Football League and Fox network announced Monday that the
30-year-old five-time Grammy winner will perform during the festivities before the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Green Bay Packers.
The AFC Championship game on CBS drew the strongest ratings for the conference's title game in 24 years.
Overnight Nielsen figures showed the game had the highest percentage of households (31.3 percent in the 56 top TV markets) since NBC's 1987 broadcast of the Denver Broncos defeating the Cleveland Browns in the AFC title tilt (31.9 percent).
Brian McCarthy, the National Football League's vice president of communications, tweeted that Sunday night's 24-19 victory by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the New York Jets attracted ...
Could Aussie actress Rachael Taylor be Alex Karev's new squeeze? The Transformers star joins Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Lucy Fields, who according to reports will play a major character's obstetrician (Callie's, perhaps?). But at the G'Day USA Black Tie Gala on January 22, Taylor told TV Guide Magazine she's also got a lot of scenes with ...
After taking a year off to direct the documentary feature, Sending the Orphans Back, about her mother's first return to Korea since childhood, Lindsay Price is returning to TV as a rape victim on an episode of CSI: NY, set to air in February. Price comes to the attention of ...