Gossip Girl spinoff dead? Alive? Who knows!

While most networks have pilot projects at each other's throats vying for a spot on the schedule, the CW's forecast was pretty clear--let's give the advertisers kids what they want! That meant prepping a Melrose Place remake, a vampire drama, and a Gossip Girl spinoff. Easiest scheduling decision ever, right?

Well, maybe not. While a new Melrose and The Vampire Diaries are chugging along quite smoothly, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the ballyhooed Gossip Girl spinoff, featuring a young Lily van der Woodsen (née Rhodes) tromping around 1980s Los Angeles, is "done" as in dead. "Put a fork in it," said author Nikki Finke, a proven source of inside information.

Whoa, what!? This was a shoo-in for the fall schedule and now it's done? E! Online has another side of the story, with insiders saying that "nothing is dead," and everything is still in the race. However, that sounds more like PR spin than any actual scoop. For the record, the CW's official statement on the situation is "No comment."

The problem for The CW is scheduling space. The network only has four open slots to fill, and E! says sophomore drama Privileged is looking like a solid candidate for one (we'll believe that when we see it). That leaves just three chairs for the Melrose remake, The Vampire Diaries, the Gossip Girl spinoff, and The Beautiful Life starring Mischa Barton.

Word is Melrose is already in, and The CW would be insane not to take a chance with The Vampire Diaries given how much heat bloodsuckers have. As for The Beautiful Life, the models-in-a-house drama is produced by Ashton Kutcher, who is buddy-buddy with the CW, and would make a perfect match for America's Next Top Model. That may leave the Gossip Girl spinoff the odd man out.

We will know more next week when Gossip Girl airs its flashbacking would-be spinoff-launch episode (could a spike in ratings change execs' minds?). Personally, we're dying to see more of Krysten Ritter as a valley girl (pictured, above). Okay, we're just dying to see more of Krysten Ritter period.

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Well, GG's spinoff still has a chance at a mid-season pickup, though slim. Privileged is gone for good though, and I'm not terribly upset or surprised. I'm afraid P. never had a broad enough audience to stay alive. GG at least appeals to those of us past (some long past) high school. I watched all season of P. but more as a way to pass the time. I found lots of it to be annoying, and the girls depths to remain too shallow. I feel bad for those fans who were really into it though. It wasn't bad for what it was, but it could have been a lot more. Now P. will never get the chance, and I think it deserved it more than the disappointing, wasteful crap that the GG spinoff proved itself to be.
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I like gossip girl and I love the 80’s. I really hope this show does happen.
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GG is awsome so i think the spin-off should be too



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"Okay, we're just dying to see more of Krysten Ritter period." I couldn't agree more!
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The Gossip Girl Spin-off would be awesome! I really hope that this show gets picked up. The last thing any network needs, especially The CW, is another modeling show which I guarantee you will get canceled. More people would tune into the spin-off because it already has a strong fan base and the tester episode was good. PICK IT UP CW!
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aw thats a shame...but there is some promising new movies in shows coming soon. to get all the info hit up UpAllNite.TV noww!!!!
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I wasn't that interested in this show anyway.
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I thought the recent episode of Gossip Girl was really fantastic and as a back door pilot was brilliant. I love that we, hopefully, will get to see more of Lily, she is such a layered character and plus, I really want to see Rufus when they first meet!
There is so much potential for the show and the 80's music, clothes and language... CW... sort something out... I really want the Valley Girls!
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just let go of the mischa barton show. she's so blah anyway....
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I love the GG spinoff, why everybody hate it?
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I guess we will have to wait and see what happens
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I like the Gossip Girl spinoff idea myself
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It's good that Privileged may get a chance but I'd rather see a GG spinoff than The Beautiful Life any day.
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I want GG and also the Spin-Off1!! love gg!!!
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I want the GG Spin-Off!!!



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uh nooooooooooo
thix week sux donkey balls
allison is out and now there is no GG spin off :'(
i should just jump off the roof :'(
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I say pick up either Reaper or Privledged for a mid-season pick up because my bet is that "The Beautiful Life" will do horrible.
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I'm glad Privileged will return but WHY?OHWHY? is Beautiful Life and Melrose going ahead?90210's ratings are dropping big time and the only reason they wanna pick up Beautiful Life is that they can remake Models Inc. without being made fun of.This is a stupid move when GG gets better ratings so why pick a 90210 spinoff over GG spinoff.Sure MP will premeire at like 5 mil but will dip!Grr it makes me soooo angry.Yay Vamp Diaries hope it gets picked up.
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I'm glad Privileged may still have some life left for a second season, loved that show.
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they should cancel 90210 and put a fork in melrose, why make bad remakes of 90's classics????? priviliged should definatly get a sophomore year. vapmire diaries looks somewhat interesting, but im not compleatly convinced. and honestly about the valley girl, though gossip girl is FANTSTIC(!) i think they should give it a couple more years(maybe just one more year) before they introduce a spin-off. gossip girl is only in its sophomore year(technically halfway thought season 2 seeing as how season one was cut short by the writes strike) i think gossip girl should establish itself as a reliable show before spitting out spin offs. but in general not a big fan of spin offs.........
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People are discounting Vampire Diaries too fast. It's an awesome books series that was long before Stephanie Meyer ever dreamt up Twilight. I really hope it goes through.
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Ok, a lot of us are still mourning the cancelling of "Lipstick Jungle." It was a terrific show with agreat ensemble....Now you tease us by saying Andrew McCarthy will be on the spin-off of "Gossip Girls." I hadn't seen an episode of "Gossip Girl," and enjoyed Josh Schwarz's "the OC," and was sad when it ended. The "G.G." would be worth watching just because of the spin-off. You always want to see how it all started, and revisitng the 80's and the "dreamy" Andrew McCarthy!!
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I sure wouldn't count on Vampire diary being any good. I am glad that Priveleged may get a second season. I hope they don't give up on the Valley girl. I don't think CW can be to picky I mean they don't got much going for the channel be truning shows down.
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