It’s being reported this morning that the CW will move forward with a Gossip Girl spin-off show. From E!:
The new venture from GG creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage is not, however, going to be a by-the-book look at Taylor Momsen’s character, Jenny Humphrey, but rather an original story about Lily van der Woodsen’s surely scandalous teen years growing up in the 1980s.
Surely Lily Van Der Woodsen’s teen years were scandalous. Surely. Surely scandalous. Writing!
I feel like Gossip Girl is at the precipice of an enormous crossroads right now, because its increasingly outlandish plotlines and always-tenuous grasp on reality is pushing it further and further into fourth season The O.C. “wait, is Ryan fucking CAGEFIGHTING?” territory. The last thing this show needs is a concurrent alternate set of subplots to get things twisted, not to mention the fact that a show set in 1980s LA is basically a period piece at this point. A period piece with a BAD track record: