Stay for the music.
Chop Shop Music owner Alexandra Patsavas - who was the music supervisor for The OC and currently does the same for Grey's Anatomy - is sending this basic message.
As with other shows on the CW, music will feature heavily into the lives and plot lines of the main characters on Gossip Girl. For instance, promos for the show feature Fergie's "Glamorous" and Aqualung's "Something to Believe In."
Patsavas says these two acts are representative of the show's music.
"What The OC did for indie rock, we'd like Gossip Girl to do for pop," she says.
The pilot episode spotlights music by Rihanna, the Mooney Suzuki, Hanson, Amy Winehouse, Angels & Airwaves and others.
"I'm relying on old favorites while exploring current pop music," Patsavas says. "And since the show revolves primarily around high school students in New York, we'll definitely be using some New York-based bands. But these kids listen to the radio, too. So, there will be that music, too."
In addition to licensed tracks, the show features the sounds of production team the Transcenders, who composed the show's overall music, including the theme song.