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Michael Boatman and Tika Sumpter Cast on Gossip Girl

Meet Gossip Girl's Newest Cast Members

The Upper East Side is about to get invaded by new Gossip Girl characters. Michael Boatman and Tika Sumpter have been cast on the series as a father and daughter pair, and since the show has been depending heavily on its guest stars to give the plot any direction, I'm guessing they'll be shaking things up for Blair and the gang.

Boatman, whom you may recognize from '90s sitcom Spin City, will play Russell Thorpe, a Donald Trump-type businessman who has dealt with Bart Bass, and Sumpter will play his "smart and savvy" daughter Raina. Gossip Girl's guest stars usually only stick around for a few episodes, but I'm glad to see fresh new blood — especially if it means that tiresome schemer Juliet is on her way out.

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Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 5 years
So after 4 seasons GG decides to add some color to their line-up.
marcied23 marcied23 5 years
yeah, every character has caused trouble at some time or the other. i'm just glad that they're adding a little color to the cast (even though i love gg).
genesisrocks genesisrocks 5 years
To be fair anonymous, all the characters on the show cause problems in one way or another
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