'Skin' goes the way of all flesh

Fox has canceled "Skin," its highly publicized drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, after only three episodes.

The series, a Romeo-and-Juliet-style romance set against the backdrop of politics and pornography, premiered to low ratings despite heavy promotion during the baseball playoffs and World Series.

Back-to-back episodes of "The Next Joe Millionaire" will replace "Skin" on Mondays, and previously aired episodes of "The O.C." will air Thursdays at 9 p.m., where "Skin" repeats had been scheduled.

Meanwhile, CBS has pulled the plug on its 5-year-old comedy, "Becker," which starred Ted Danson. The series, nearly canceled last spring, will air into December.

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