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Gossip Girl is a teen drama television series that aired on The CW from September 19, 2007 to December 17, 2012, running for six seasons.

Premise

Cast

Main

  • Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen
  • Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
  • Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey
  • Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald
  • Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey (seasons 1-4)
  • Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass
  • Jessica Szohr as Vanessa Abrams (seasons 1-4)
  • Kaylee DeFer as Ivy Dickens (seasons 5-6)
  • Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen
  • Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey

Recurring

Series overview

Season No. of episodes Originally aired Time slot Average ratings
First aired Last aired Rating
(18-49)
Viewers (millions)
1 18 September 19, 2007 May 19, 2008 Wednesdays 9/8c 1.2 2.58[1]
Mondays 8/7c
2 25 September 1, 2008 May 18, 2009 Mondays 8/7c 1.4 2.80[2]
3 22 September 14, 2009 May 17, 2010 Mondays 9/8c 1.1 2.04[3]
4 22 September 13, 2010 May 16, 2011 0.9 1.65[4]
5 24 September 26, 2011 May 14, 2012 Mondays 8/7c 0.6 1.18[5]
6 10 October 8, 2012 December 17, 2012 Mondays 9/8c 0.4 0.89[6]

Production

Development

In 2004, it was announced that Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl novel series was being adapted into a film penned by Gilmore Girls developer Amy Sherman-Palladino, which would follow Blair Waldorf as the protagonist, played by Lindsay Lohan. After the movie deal fell through, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage decided that they wanted to bring Gossip Girl to television instead, and Warner Bros. won rights to the series.[7] Schwartz and Savage finalized the pilot script in December 2006.[8] On January 3, 2007, the project was greenlit to series by The CW.[9] Dawn Ostroff, The CW's entertainment chief at the time, commented, "We knew we wanted to go after 18-to-34-year-old women and do scripted content that was going to be bold. Gossip Girl fit so many of the characteristics that we were looking for."[10]

Reception

References

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