Gossip Girl Spinoff May Be Brought Back ... Later

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As we reported in our earlier post about it remaining in consideration for 2010, the Gossip Girl spinoff remains marginally alive, despite not getting a series pickup for this fall, according to The CW's president, Dawn Ostroff.

"It was the toughest year we've ever had, figuring out what to pick up, because [our pilots] were all really, really good," she said of the Brittany Snow-led spinoff, which was highly touted but left off the lineup for the network this coming fall.

"We do have room for another midseason show. We have some reality, and probably another scripted drama. We're going to take a beat and see where we are."

"In all honesty, I think the Gossip Girl spinoff is the show that we would love to be able to find a place for as the season goes on," Ostroff told E! Online.

Lily and Father

While you can interpret that as meaning nothing concretely, do consider that she offered no similarly encouraging words about another axed pilot, Body Politic, with Jason Dohring, Brian Austin Green, Minka Kelly and Gabrielle Union.

Also: Reaper, Privileged, The Game and Everybody Hates Chris are confirmed dead.

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OMG i cannnot believe the GAme is done????? whyy I hope they are replacing it with another excellent black show since both that and everybody hates chris is goin>??? and the gossip girl spinoff kinda suckss i dont like the concept or the characters..... Cnt wait for da new season of gossip girl now what am I goin to watch>>>???? ANTM has finished aswell and the game>? argh


I want to see the Melrose remake tank!


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I am sorry for Brittany Snow but I am not upset. I think it would have been to difficult to draw a storyline of a character both classy and rebel like Lily van Der Woodsen. I don't want "Valley Girls" to conflict with the free spirit of Mrs Van Der Woodsen. Kelly Rutherford is so stunning, we love her. Maybe they can retry a spin-off when Gossip Girl will end but not while still airing


BCA, I agree you on both points, though less forcefully on the first.
I'm not terribly upset over Privileged. I watched it to give it a chance, but found the characters too selfish, cutesy, etc. Too stereotypically teen (but what do I know, my adolescence is far behind me), and rather than drama, it was over the top dramady mostly. It certainly didn't have either the acting caliber nor the cast chemistry that GG does.
As to the spinoff, though the actually scenes were far better than I expected/feared from the previews (though as annoyingly interruptive), the whole idea seems rushed.
JS already has two fantastic series in GG and Chuck (which I discovered only through my GG obsession, thanks!), and I think it's pretty clear to all of us that GG's 2nd season suffered from some neglect.
It's too soon. GG has more hype than viewers (and more quality than either), but I think more thoughtful and developed ideas would come as the series matures. I'm not sure that its a matter of the cast wrinkling, though :P

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Thank god priviledged is dead. But I always thought it was way to early for a Gossip Girl spinoff. Do all the cast not have to be like wrinkling before they bring out a new show to replace it rather than run alongside?


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And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.