MTV Developing American Version of Raunchy, Brit Soap, Skins

That sound you hear is "Mainstream America" clutching her collective pearls. MTV is reportedly developing a U.S. version of the U.K.'s scandalously-raunchy, young adult soap Skins, according to The series is slated for a January launch, according to the site.

The pilot for Skins— which allegedly is a pet project for MTV Vice Prexy Liz Gateley— is being written by Bryan Elsley, co-creator of the original series, and get this, actual teenagers will likely pen the scripts for the sudser! What? New blood involved in creating soap operas? Oh yeah, I forgot. Cable channels actually want their soaps to succeed. Check out a clip from the U.K. version of Skins after the jump. (May not be suitable for work!)

21st Annual GLAAD Nominees Announced

The 21st Annual GLAAD Award nominees have been announced! Four  Outstanding Daily Dramas have been nominated. They are: All My Children (ABC), As the World Turns (CBS), Guiding Light (CBS) and One Life to Live (ABC).

On the Primetime side, the nominees for Outstanding Drama series are: Brothers & Sisters (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Mad Men (AMC), Skins (BBC America) and True Blood (HBO).

Outstanding Comedy Series: Beautiful People (Logo), Glee (Fox), GREEK (ABC Family), Modern Family (ABC) and United States of Tara (Showtime).