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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

'Gossip Girl' Spin-off Rumored to be in Jeopardy

Buddy TV - May 12, 2009

The Gossip Girl spin-off hasn't even aired yet but there are already rumors that show's future is in jeopardy. There's a lot of hype surrounding the series that will chronicle the younger years of Lily van der Woodsen but apparently not enough to overthrow other pilot projects on The CW's slate.  

The network has reportedly four open slots to fill, and according to E!, sophomore drama Privileged seems like a solid candidate for one. That leaves just three slots for the Melrose Place remake, The Vampire Diaries, the Gossip Girl spin-off and The Beautiful Life starring Mischa Barton of The O.C. fame.

Word on the street is that Melrose is already in, as well as The Vampire Diaries given how much fan following bloodsuckers have. The Beautiful Life, which is produced by Ashton Kutcher, who has a good relationship with The CW, appears to be an ideal match for America's Next Top Model. And that may leave the Gossip Girl spin-off out.

Meanwhile, Deadline Hollywood is already reporting that the spin-off is "done." And that "the show went from hot, to lukewarm, to "fading but wouldn't count out", to now dead, according to insiders."

On the other hand, the aforementioned pilots are still very much in the race, according to E! Online and that "nothing is dead." For the record, the CW's official statement on the situation is "No comment." Fans will just have to wait for the network's final decision next week.  


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