Where Skins succeeded, many others have failed. I got word today that Nearly Famous, E4's six-part teen drama set in a performing arts school, has been officially canned.
Alison Jackson, executive producer at production firm Kudos, said the team behind the show were disappointed for the show's fanbase.
How do you feel about Nearly Famous not being recommissioned?
"Naturally we were all very disappointed. Nearly Famous is a series we are extremely proud of and it developed a very loyal following of fans."
Had you started developing ideas for series two?
"We hadn’t committed to anything in particular but felt there was certainly the potential for the series to continue. The writer Holly Phillips, who conceived the series, is extremely talented and we would have thoroughly enjoyed developing new ideas for the drama with her."
How do you think the characters would have developed?
"As the students progressed through the College so their talents would have developed - and in the same way relationships would have changed too - almost certainly in some unexpected ways..."