Gossip Girl gets supersized

Like good parents looking over their brood, networks probably shouldn't be playing favorites--but it's obvious that the CW has a favorite child.

The network has been nothing but gung ho with its favorite new show, Gossip Girl. The teen drama has received the lion's share of publicity from the CW (including a controversial ad campaign), was the first of its new shows to receive a full-season pickup (we're still waiting on word for Reaper and Aliens in America), and has executives buzzing about its potential.

It's no surprise then that the CW wants to put as much Gossip Girl on the air as it can, and it's doing just that. When the CW announces its upcoming schedule next week in the Big Apple, it will also reveal that Gossip Girl's second season will run 24 episodes, according to E! Online.

It may not be much of an extension--most full seasons are 22 episodes--but it is more, and that's what counts to the show's hardcore fans. The extra episodes are said to be making up for the few that were lost this season because of the writers strike.

In other season-two news, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Michelle Trachtenberg (who plays current recurring character Georgina Sparks) will sign on as a regular next season, and that the second season will kick off in the Hamptons.

More episodes and more Georgina... Are you all getting enough Gossip Girl?

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Gossip girl is not a bad show...
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Yay! More Gossip Girl!!

I'm totally hookerd can't wait for the next season
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it's weird seeing Michelle Trachtenberg play a evil roll.
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yay
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I love Georgina Sparks! She adds flavour to the show that just wasn't there before. Plus this is the first time I see Michelle Trachtenberg in this sort of role which to me is very exciting.
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I think GG will rockk on a different time slot maybe sunday or tuesday.
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Good news: more gg

Bad news ( and also good): More Georgina, i dont likeher, but she makes the plot JUICY :D
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Yay more GG.
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Yay! Good news! I can't wait for the next season!!! I don't really like Georgina but since she appeared on the show the level of drama has been raised and the show is more interesting.
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i dont like the character georgina, but we'll see i spose...
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Just what we all need, to see more plastic and collagen on tv
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awesome,the best news ever,hope they pickup reaper and aliens too
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This is awesome!! I love it, but they need to change the time slot back to Wednesdays! (Not Thursdays, too many shows are on then, and Mondays are just too wierd, and GG is a little adult to be on a 8.)
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more gg.. and more goergina?? just made my day!!
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I'm psyched about it. Can't wait until the next season!!
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Yay:D
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glad to hear it CW finally has a hit show
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I love GG but I really don't like Georgina, maybe if she wasn't evil all the time she might be easier to take. Chuck was evil most of the time but then nice to Blair and Nate sometimes so it wasn't over the top. Hopefully they find a good balance for Georgina, otherwise I'd want rid of her.
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Yay!!
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Pretty good show so I guess it's good news. :)
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I love this show! Yay to more GG.



xoxo
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Yay! Such good news to end the week! The more Gossip the better. Now all I need is OTH for another full season :D
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yay!! !
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Love GG.. great news!
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Great news! Yet I'm not tii sure about this Georgina character... But if they can show her as a real person and not just a villian/troublemaker it might work...
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I'm very happy right now :)
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well hopefull the will come out with this show on dvd so people can catch up before the next season
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tonyftony716 - you do make a good point.
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I'm only on eppy 8 but i loved Michelle in Buffy so good for her. YAY more GG.
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Cheers. Now I am waiting for One Tree Hill to get a full season 6.
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I absolutely ADORE this show and know a lot of people who also do. You guys who write about it having low ratings don't have a clue, the truth is many people watch it online instead of on tv and thats why it doesn't show on the ratings. Gossip Girl is a refreshing, original series and unlike many others it isn't depressing. It has loads of potential and with all the great fashion and interiors, it's also wonderful to look at - it's just pure aesthetical pleasure as opposed to the shows where people walk around in ugly places wearing boring clothes. When I watch a show, I want to be taken away from the grey reality, not reminded about it. That's why I adore gossip girl - it shows real problems (so what if these people are rich? You wish you were too!), just in a nicer package. And the fact that the characters can be venomous and bit**y? All the better! TV would be very boring if all the characters were goody-two-shoes!
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tonyftony716 is right! Aliens in America and Reaper are good shows. This one is ok just not a show for the teenage girls to watch. THere already looking up to Britney Spears as a role model.
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this is quite possibly the best news on tv i have heard for a while.
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Sounds great to me.
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I was going to check this show out because a friend of mine directed one episode. I also wanted to hear Kristen Bell voice but I couldn't watch it. Maybe I'm too old for this kind of show now. :) Or maybe it's because I don't like soap operas. Anyway I wish the CW would bring back Aliens in America and Reaper.
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Why produce more weeks of a show with (even after millions spent on a nationwide campaign) horrible ratings? CW needs to spend time creating shows that people want to see.
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If I had ever run across some snobby kid who tried to ruin my life the way these kids on tv are portrayed, I'd have gone all Columbine in HS... In my hs the only drama I went through was, well, I don't think there was any. I just hung out in Harvard Square with Guster a lot.



I couldn't get past the 3rd episode of this show. It was too over the top for me.
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Yes i love georgina she is wicked!
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More of Georgina... I love drama but her as cast regular might be little bit too much of unwanted drama.
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OMG! I love this. I'm glad they are making up for lost times!. I was thinking that Georgina should be a regular because we have no villan. Ever since Serena and Blair became friends we don't have as much drama as the first 3 episodes.
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I'm a happy camper! :)
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