Yes, we've heard this one before — but this time, it sounds a little more serious. The CW has confirmed that it's looking into the possibility of a Gossip Girl spinoff for next Fall.
"If it's the right idea, we'd all embrace it and be enthusiastic," the CW's entertainment president told The Hollywood Reporter. She wouldn't suggest any details on what the right idea might be, but Variety dug up a few hints: The show would most likely focus on one of the nine regular characters, but it probably wouldn't be Jenny Humphrey, whose character got the spinoff The It Girl in the book version of Gossip Girl. But there's "always a chance a new character could be planted" in a special episode of the show, too — a la the way Melrose Place spun off of the original 90210.
If they're seeking out a plot for the show, I've got a couple of suggestions:
- Send Serena to college. She already launched one show, and I don't think the Gossip Girl mothership would miss her that much if Blair and the others were still around.
- Base it on Georgina Sparks, who's likely to return to the show in the Spring anyway.
- Make it all Chuck Bass, all the time. I'd hate to see him torn from the Upper East Siders (especially Blair), but I'd also have a hard time arguing with more Chuck Bass.
Do you think a Gossip Girl spin-off is a good idea or just more of the same? And if it goes forward, what do you think the plot should be?
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