The O.C. may be over, but the show's creator is still alive and kicking. Yesterday, as Fox was canceling the SoCal teen drama, CW picked up Schwartz's pilot Gossip Girl. The day before, NBC picked up his pilot for Crumbs.
Gossip Girl, green-lit in August, will be the CW's first scripted pilot. The show, based on a series of books of the same name, will revolve around the world of New York teens and their parents. The stories will be told from the vantage point of an unnamed blogger.
"It speaks to the culture that we live in now and the way that kids communicate," Schwartz told Variety.
Action-drama Crumbs follows a man who has downloaded the entire CIA database into his head.
Both pilots will be produced by Warner Bros. TV, where Schwartz has a seven figure production deal. Warner Bros. TV also produced The ...Read more