Gossip Girl: HBO Max Switches Up Rollout Strategy, and it's Good News for Binge Watchers!

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If you've been counting down the days until the return of Gossip Girl, we have some good news.

HBO Max is switching up the rollout strategy for the second half of Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1, which means we will be getting the episodes sooner.

The series was initially set to return with the seventh episode of the season on Thursday, November 25, but the streamer will now have episodes 7, 8, and 9 available to stream.

Max and Rafa - Gossip Girl (2021)

The season will wrap the following week (Thursday, December 2) with another three episodes available to binge-watch.

Fans were less than impressed with the midseason hiatus halfway through the freshman season, so this makes up for it, we guess.

We liked watching week-to-week because it allowed us to dissect every single moment of the reboot.

Luna Smiles - Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1 Episode 6

We'll be running three reviews on Thursday so we can delve deep into the shenanigans of these characters we've grown to love throughout the season.

Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.

The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage.

Julien's Upset - Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1 Episode 6

"Part two of GOSSIP GIRL will continue to explore just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years," reads the official logline.

The series stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith.

The streamer dropped a new trailer earlier this month that hinted at some of the developments to come. More on that here.

What are your thoughts on the accelerated rollout?

Julien Celebrates - Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1 Episode 4

Do you think it will mess with the flow of the series, or do you think the show is best served binged?

Will you be saving the episodes to watch in one sitting?

Hit the comments below.

Catch new episodes on HBO Max.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Gossip Girl (2021) Quotes

Kate: Oh, and um, here is my invoice. I also take cash app or Venmo, if that's easier.
Camille: Why is there a cab receipt here?
Kate: You specifically told me not to take the subway or rideshare.
Camille: Are you seriously trying to nickel and dime me right now?
Kate: The cost of the cab is like an hour of my time.
Camille: I don't see how it's my problem you don't listen. Implicit to running errands for someone is doing what they ask you to do.
Kate: And part of running errands for people is that I was denied my end of year bonus because the board, made up entirely of parents, including you, decided that money would be better served going to a new gym, so here I am, returning thirty-thousand dollar earrings for you, and you seriously want to argue about a 15 dollar cab?
Camille: You think you deserved a bonus this year? You all complained about teaching during COVID, so the school didn't re-open. Do you know how hard it was on us working parents?
Kate: We didn't want to risk our lives.
Camille: Then, you all allowed Gossip Girl to taunt and torment them upon their return. Not only did you do nothing about it, but some of you even sent in tips yourself. Tips on kids you were in charge of. If I could fire each and every one of you, I would.
Kate: So you being cheap was punitive?
Camille: That's the thing with you people. You think you're entitled to something you didn't earn.
Kate: Who people?
Camille: Middle-class white girls who don't stand out, so they claim some kind of victimhood, push others to spread the wealth they themselves can't earn. I pay forty percent in taxes so you don't have to. I trickle down so that you can teach in a safe environment eating cafeteria food cooked by Michelin chefs, all while teaching the future lawmakers of America. You're glorified babysitters whose names will be hard to recollect in five years, whereas the names of the kids you teach will never be forgotten. It is a privilege to work at Constance, and the board felt you all needed to be reminded of that.
Kate: Thank you, Mrs. De Haan for reminding me why I do what I do.

Hello, followers. Gossip Girl here. Your one and only source for the truth behind the scandalous lies of New York's elite. Been a minute. Did you miss me? I know I've missed you. Though you're probably going to wish I'd stayed away when I'm done. Because I can see you. Not the you you've oh-so-carefully curated. The real you. The one hiding just outside the edge of frame. Well, it's time to reframe that picture. You've gotten away with everything a little too long. Now that I'm back I'm going to feature your finstas, surface those subtweets, and crack your caches. You can't hide from me. Never could.

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