Gossip Girl Spinoff, Body Politic Battling For Mid-Season Pickup

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Two shows that did not make the CW's fall roster may still have a shot come spring as mid-season replacements. According to TV Guide, Body Politic (Shonda Rhimes' new D.C. drama) and the Gossip Girl spinoff (featuring young Lily in the '80s) are both in the running.

These shows were not picked up this summer despite decent hype - better than decent in the case of the Gossip Girl spinoff starring Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter.

Of the two, the spinoff seems to have more fans among CW execs, but if The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place or The Beautiful Life falter, both may get their chance yet.

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OMG Please pick up the Gossip Girl spinoff! The cast for that show was absolutely brilliant and I was so interested in what happened next after I saw the flashback episode!!!! Please! And brittany snow is the best too.

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Body Politic it's Peter Horton (Grey's Anatomy, Twentysomething, Dirty sexy money, Six Degree...) The pilot has many far far better reviews than the Gossip Girl Spinoff, you can't even compare.
Actually it is the better show the CW could ever dream to have, but they don't want to pick up it because it's speaks about politic.

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Shonda Rimes is not involved in "Body Politic." She had another DC-based pilot called "In the Box," which, IIRC, was sent back to development by ABC.

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