Who Should Run Gossip Girl Next Season?

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Last week it was reported that, in all likelihood, Gossip Girl executive producer and show-runner Josh Safran is leaving the Upper East Side and headed to the theater district to take over NBC's fledgling Smash.

If Safran indeed helms Smash, this obviously leaves a void on Gossip Girl.

The show has yet to be picked for another season, thus making talk of replacements premature, but it seems more likely than not that a sixth and final season will be granted by the network at some point.

Gossip Girl Season 5 Cast

Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz are also executive producers, but ceded daily control of the show to Safran after the CW drama's fourth season. If GG returns next fall or winter, who should run the show?

Someone from within? Someone new to the series altogether? It'll be interesting to see what happens. Share your thoughts on Safran's departure and your suggestions for future show-runners in the comments below ...

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I don't really care, I just hope that the new producer will be someone that has actually seen and known every season of GG, not like Safran that in order to make a useless storyline had destroyed everything. Well, he destroyed Gossip Girl in general, but that was the most forced storyline I've ever seen...
Hoping for a wonderful final season, even though it's a shame that they realised that Safran needed to be replaced this late! There would have been a better season 5! Well, maybe this failure will actually make me appreciate more the final season... As an Italian song says: "who will live, will see"! (geez, in English it doesn't sound good at all, does it? Lol)
@Zoran, as usual, I really appreciate your love for Derena! I mean, in every comment I can feel your love for them! Keep going!


Nate is a playboy, he falls in love with a different girl in moment to another moment! Nate can not remain faithful to Serena. On the other hand, Serena was with Nate because of guilt - Nate lost his virginity to her! AND NOTHING MORE. The only and true love for Serena was and is Dan, and she always returns to him, like Chuck and Blair. Serena and Dan were together because they love each other and because they were only supposed to be together. Serena is the love of his life, and Dan is the love of her life!


Less Dan, more Nate&Serena. Dan has changed and SD are no longer attractive. Plus N has long had a more than crush on S(since the beginning of S1). Just bring back the good old NSBC. Better for Dan to find his Muse in Rome and stay there forever.


Well off course the people who originally created gossip girl ;) lol if they get the author of the books haha lol but yeah we need more of the old characters to come back even the guest stars :)And that part where Serena almost found out who Gossip girl was god damn Mann that's the cliff hanger I want for the series finale if They ever want to find her :)


In six season series should be returned to what was in season 1 and 2. Nothing more and nothing less. The names of those who can do so are not particularly important, but must meet this requirement. Of course it would be best to be the ones who started the series - Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. But most importantly to stop the experiments and the story returns to the good old GG, I mean - Serena and Dan together and Chuck and Blair together! These two pairs are the basis of the series and the longest in the series!


Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of course, they started the show they might as well finish it. and I agree with @I-MISS-JENNY!!! Jenny Humphrey needs to come back!! If not for the whole season then at least the series finale as well as Vanessa Abrams and Eric Van Der Woodsen. The show feels odd without them... :/


enough love story drama... bring back the scheme, scandalous and bitchy drama!


i think they should bring back serena vs blair rival... it gives spice to the story, bring back the bitches!!!


Dan & Blair
Nate & lola
Serena & Her hands
Chuck forever alone


Anyone who knows the show very very well and that realises that Blair belongs with Chuck !!! Enough of boring Dair !Bring back the good old GG and CHAIR !!


Gossip Girl Quotes

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

Gossip Girl

[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.