British Teen Drama 'Skins' to End After Seventh Season (Report)

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Channel Four announced the cancellation for next year, well after a Canadian-shot version of the British show was canned after one cycle on MTV.

TORONTO - The long-running British E4 teen drama Skins is to end after its upcoming seventh season in 2013, Channel Four said Wednesday.

That’s far longer than the Canadian-shot version of Skins from Company Pictures and Entertainment One that didn’t get to a second season on MTV.

"Skins is a brilliant show which has defined a generation and will go down as a truly iconic, game-changing piece of television, but after seven series it is time for E4 to make way for the next generation of the bold, the new and the innovative," a Channel Four spokeswoman told The Guardian newspaper Wednesday.

Skins creators Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain first found ratings success with their drama about a group of Bristol teenagers on the digital E4 channel in 2007, before producing a North American edition in 2009.