The Gossip Girl spinoff is not going to be picked up this season on the CW.
Neither is Body Politic, which acquired a bit of a cult following of its own.
While some viewers thought the former's new setting offered new insights into the character of the future Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford on Gossip Girl, Brittany Snow in the spinoff), The CW somewhat surprisingly didn't add the spinoff to its fall roster.
This after it was ushered in as a "backdoor pilot" (Private Practice style) in the penultimate episode of Gossip Girl's second season. That went okay, but not great.
At the network's upfronts, CW president Dawn Ostroff indicated to reporters that it may still be in the running for a midseason berth. On Tuesday, however ...
"Not right now," Ostroff said. "It doesn't look like it's likely."
If the Gossip Girl spinoff "doesn't look likely," that's pretty much the last we'll hear of it. But it's still more hope than Body Politic well-wishers have.
"It's dead," Ostroff said of Body Politic on Tuesday, leaving no margin for debate there. "I've never been in a situation where literally every pilot we shot this year could have made it onto the schedule. They were just great pilots, every one of them."
"As much as we all loved Body Politic, it just didn't - we just didn't go with it. And I think the show hasn't been seen really by anybody because it was just a pilot, but the actors, the producers, the writers - they all did a really good job with it."
So there you have it. There are two dead shows that never really aired, although one of them sort of did. Oh well. There's always One Tree Hill.