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Gossip Girl Spinoff in the Works

Gossip Girl Spinoff Buzz Builds Again

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Base it on Georgina Sparks, who's likely to return to the show in the Spring anyway.
  3. 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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dollhouse1 dollhouse1 8 years
i think a spinoff would be a bad idea but oh well, im BORED outta my mind at serena, they can get rid of her n stick her in her own spinoff show (with dan maybe) , that would b great, cause i wudnt b watching it :)
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
They do have a lot of great characters and I ADORE Jenny Humphrey...she's easily my favorite. She's not going to college, she's not in the private school any more, and she's a couple years younger than everyone else...AND she's the only one who really has her own cool thing going on. I think she's the culprit. DO NOT split up Chuck and Blair! Vanessa is too horribly portrayed by that actress to carry a full series on her own. Nate's just a beautiful dipstick. The only other person who could carry a show is Serena, but what would they do with her? Send her to California for another OC crap fest. I don't think so!
adorKablefae adorKablefae 8 years
The first thing I thought was Georgina!! But, I'm a Michelle junkie, so you know- I'm probably biased. I did however, really like her character in a "omg, she's so evil" kind of way.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I don't think we need a GG spin-off, but sexymotherfakir's idea sounds good.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 8 years
I love Blair and Chuck. I can't stand this new Aaron guy with Serena. Ick! No spin-offs. I watch Grey's and love Addison but can't stand Private Practice. Hate the spinoffs.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Spin-offs always turn out bad! So please, no GG spin-off!
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
i can't understand why someone would want to ruin a good thing. but i suppose i could live with GG without vanessa, jenny, or dan. their characters are a good balance to the upper eastsiders, but the most interesting characters are blair and chuck--they have to stay on GG!
sh12345 sh12345 8 years
no spin-off please.. and egawd - no georgina sparks! i cant stand michelle
Angelface7 Angelface7 8 years
I love GG but I'm not sure about a spin-off. Funny no one's mentioned Nate.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Vanessa and Rufus should get their own show about running the gallery or something. They are the two most annoying characters on the show and I would love to see them both gone.
felicityporter felicityporter 8 years
Ditto Sexy The best idea would be to do a spin-off that is actually the original show - meaning the original crew goes to Yale (minus Jenny and Eric) and the show continues with the Constance Ballard crew which I guess would have to involve Jenny and Eric but this way we retain Lily/Rufus storyline and then focus on some of the younger kids in school (i.e. Blair Wannabe, maybe the new Chuck and Blair intro'd this week...and others that they can continue to introduce throughout the season).
sexymotherfakir sexymotherfakir 8 years
This might be an odd argument but I think CW's audience is small enough and niche enough that a spin-off would probably not lose much from the original. That said, I think the most viable way to spin-off the series would be having one show focus on the now college/post high school students while focusing the other show on Little J and Eric and new characters.
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 8 years
i hope its not serena. blake and her character bug the crap out of me!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
OMG bsglrok132, I was thinking of Joey immediately when this story broke. None of these characters are stand alone. They are entertaining b/c they are all together.
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 8 years
Georgina Georgina Georgina! That would be SOOO much drama!
emms emms 8 years
Not Georgina- she is a complete waste of life and you need at least an ounce of worth to base an entire show off a character. I don't really want to get rid of any of the good characters and wouldn't watch a new show with a bad one (Vanessa, Jenny) Maybe they should have a Bart Bass spinoff. He could build an empire in heaven (or hell?), get together with Chuck's dead Mom, and then maybe even come around and haunt Lily a la Denny and Izzie...Joking...
brick164 brick164 8 years
no, not georgina
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I think it's to early for a spinoff and I don't like the idea.
rafaela-losardo rafaela-losardo 8 years
Argh! Spin-offs suck...just take a look at Melrose Place and Private Practice.
gabyguhu gabyguhu 8 years
how bout a blair and chuck all about show! lol well ofcourse youd have to bring in dorotha! lol but yeah how bout send serena away... i wouldnt really be that interested lol... they really need to focus more on leighton!
fifafifa fifafifa 8 years
I'm kind of in agreement with mydiadem. No to the spin-off.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
Spin off Dan Humphrey...spin him right off a cliff :)
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 8 years
Dorota!!!!!!! I know she has the webisodes, but I still love her. I also like the Chuck Bass idea because I don't see enough of him on the show.
j-taylor j-taylor 8 years
I don't know if I would be able to watch a spin off of GG. I've never been able to watch any other spin off... I might be able to watch a spin off, if they did introduce a totally new character all together... Georgina was too conniving for my taste...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - i wonder how that would do. it's not often that spin offs doing REALLY well but anything is possible i suppose
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