Gossip Girl Spin-Off is Happening

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Despite previous reports that a spin-off of the popular show Gossip Girl was not happening ( I like to call it spin ), now comes word that a spin-off is indeed coming to The CW.

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After months of gossip and speculation, "Gossip" creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are proceeding with a spinoff that will serve as a prequel to the hot sophomore drama and chronicle the wild teen years of Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

The network has ordered a "backdoor pilot" for the project, which will air as a "Gossip" episode May 11.


Fans will see a young Lily leaving her home in New York City and all the benefits of her wealthy family. Lily heads to the bright lights of Hollywood where she'll bunk with her sister and meet a wanna be rocker named Rufus Humphrey.