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'Skins' (MTV)

Premieres: 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 MTV's American version of the British hit about a group of hard-partying kids already has a lot of skeptics among the original's fans. Expect it to start very similarly to the original series, with a few changes. Sadly, the UK's gay Maxxie has been replaced by lesbian Tea, and we hear the parties are a bit more major in the new series. What doesn't change? Tony is still the group's cocky leader, but each will make their own difficult choices as the season progresses. -- Jethro Nededog, Zap2it MTV