As you may or may not know, this coming Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl also serves as a backdoor pilot for the Gossip Girl spinoff Valley Girls.
As Lily remembers her earlier days when she was a lot like Serena, we will be taken back in time to the ’80s when Lily (played by Brittany Snow) was kicked out of boarding school and reconnects with her her family, including wild child sister Carol (Krysten Ritter), dad Keith (Andrew McCarthy) and mom Cece (Cynthia Watros).
I have a feeling the pickup for the Gossip Girl spinoff is going to have a lot to do with its ratings. If the rating stay the same for the show, I don’t know if the pilot will get picked up by The CW as there are not that many "spots" available. But if the ratings are good, it will have a lot better chance at getting a pickup.
Right now the Gossip Girl spinoff is in fighting for a fall pickup spot alongside pilots The Beautiful Life starring Mischa Barton and Vampire Diaries. The Melrose Place reboot is already expected to get picked up. There’s also Body Politics that could be a consideration.
Though Deadline Hollywood reported that the Gossip Girl spinoff was dead, Watch with Kristin on E! Online is saying it’s still in the air as CW executives have yet to make a decision. Thank you Kristin for tackling this topic! The network’s upfront will happen later this month and decisions will be made.
So if you love all things Gossip Girl, then consider yourself part of the force that can help bring it to life. Watch Gossip Girl Monday. Tell your friends to watch Gossip Girl. Tell those who don’t normally watch Gossip Girl to try it Monday to see if they will like the show with Brittany Snow.
Photo: Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter in Gossip Girl’s "Valley Girls" episode.