Chicago Sun-Times
We're watching TV. You're watching TV. Let's get on the same channel.

Here's some gossip, girl: CW show may get spinoff

| 2 Comments | No TrackBacks

The makers of ‘‘Gossip Girl’’ are planning a spinoff series set at a girls boarding school.

Producers are hoping to expand the popular CW show by either giving co-star Taylor Momsen her own series or by introducing a new character in the fall who is later spun off.

Regardless of which actor is used, the story would likely draw on the arc of Momsen’s character Jenny Humphrey in the ‘‘Gossip Girl’’ book series for inspiration.

Humphrey is a self-esteem challenged outsider who struggles to fit in. In the books, a series of public embarrassments (such as appearing in a teen magazine wearing next to nothing) results in Humphrey having to either repeat ninth grade or find a new school. She elects to enter a boarding school and reinvents herself as a popular girl. Her story is told in a series of six ‘‘Gossip’’ spinoff novels called ‘‘The It Girl.’’

The big question is whether such a project would be picked up by the CW. The network already has two teen dramas set in high school this fall — ‘‘Gossip’’ and ‘‘90210,’’ a contemporary spinoff from the 1980s Fox series — as well as ‘‘One Tree Hill,’’ in which the characters recently graduated from high school. Plus, though ‘‘Gossip’’ has a devoted following and significant cultural buzz, its ratings are pretty modest.

A CW spokesman declined comment.


The Hollywood Reporter


No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/9739

2 Comments

I would definitely like to see,spin off of GG.But I think they should go by the book,but now is kind of to late.Den Humphrey is gay character in the book's,not Eric.And Dan humphrey dating Vanessa.But however i would watch it.

do the spin off we love gossip girl.We will shore love the spin off

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Thomas Conner published on June 11, 2008 10:34 AM.

Swayze to return to Chicago for new show was the previous entry in this blog.

First thoughts on season finale of "Top Chef: Chicago" is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.