MTV has been slowly expanding into scripted programming, as evidenced by last summer’s hit The Hard Times of R.J. Berger. This winter, the network will debut perhaps its most eagerly anticipated new series, Skins, an adaptation of the hit British series. Premiering Jan. 2011, Skins is a realistic look at life as a teenager and its hardships (think sex, drugs, eating disorders, parent issues, etc.). MTV enlisted the original series’ father-and-son creators, Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, to bring this provocative and controversial series to U.S. audiences. EW has the Exclusive First Look at the trailer for Skins, which will also play during tonight’s Jersey Shore season finale. WARNING: This trailer is for mature viewers.

For more sex, drugs and trampolines, go to Skins.TV and don’t forget to tune in this January on MTV.

What do you think of this new version of Skins, PopWatchers? Were you fans of the original? Will you watch this new take?

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