Gossip Girl to Be Renewed For Shortened Season 6?

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Gossip Girl will likely be renewed for a sixth and final season, according to an individual close to the production, but it may be a shortened season featuring an abbreviated number of episodes.

The CW drama is expected to return, but for a reduced number of episodes like fellow CW drama One Tree Hill did for its final season this winter, according to the source quoted by The Wrap.

A spokesman for the network said that the CW has not yet made any decisions about picking up any of its scripted programming for next year, or how many episodes of those shows would air.

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Given its ratings, the show is perpetually on the bubble. Gossip Girl averaged 1.7 million viewers, and a 1.9 rating in the women 18-34 demo, this year, well under the ratings in its debut season.

A renewal could be more palatable to the network because the stars - Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Leighton Meester - are under contract for one more year.

That will spare CW the potentially costly ordeal of re-negotiating salaries, but whether or not the show gets a full season or an abbreviated one may hinge on what else the network has on tap.

Simply put, if it has new shows it thinks could outperform Gossip Girl, a shorter season could be inevitable. However, that has not been made official, and it looks like GG will be back in some form.

"We're not writing a series finale this year," Executive Producer Stephanie Savage said recently.

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Neejan

Because it's the fucking Chosen One. hahaha

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It's so sad that many of us are agreeing this could actually be a good news and a relief, no show with such impact in pop culture should have such an end, when a good part of its fandom is begging for it to end. And how come my comments are held for moderation but the ChosenOne post thounsads with foul language?

Neejan

***SPOTTED***
Lonely spammer asking for attention.
Xoxo. GG.

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@diarone
I'm with you!

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another season? whatever... they already killed the show with dair so why not? the season 6 will be about blair and rufus's wedding we all know blair's heart belong to rufus.

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@chosenone.....wow you dont give up do you?! i hope you are on the side of chair

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its great its returning bec we need to dair to the max and finish with them getting maried or leaving town together or something but if it returns to chair the show will officially suck

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it's a great thing if they do only 10 episode so we will suffer less and stop all this ugly stories ..the only reason because i watch it iìt only to see chuck and bliar together again( corry for my english, i'm italian)

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This makes me sad. I remember when this show started back in 2007. I fell in love instantly with the story and characters. And then they just suddenly fucked up everything. They ruined characters! I know they have to change and grow up, but writers did it in such a terrible way. And now there is talking about low ratings, well no shit Sherlock, I wonder how that happened? -.-'
I still watch this show, just because I hope something good will happen, but honestly, damage is too big and the characters are destroyed, they went so low, and they are simply disgusting. No scenario can not fix it anymore. Too bad for such a great show...

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Everything scotch4u said.