UPDATE:E! Online is reporting that the Hollywood Reporter article is in fact false. Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Shwartz told Kristin Dos Santos he's "Not sure how this got out there, but no plans for spinoff at this moment," Schwartz tells me. "The books do have a spinoff, but we have nothing in the works right now other than making sure season two gets off to a great start."
ORIGINAL: Word has it that the "cultural phenomenon" known as Gossip Girl is getting a spinoff. According to Hollywood Reporter producers are considering centering the potential spinoff around Taylor Momsen aka Jenny Humphrey or introducing a new character this next season who would be the lead in the spinoff.
Personally, I've very conflicted about this. Jenny vs. Blair was one of the best things about the first half of the season and even though the last part of the season saw Blair defeat Jenny I was looking forward to their rivalry picking up next season. On the other hand I could Taylor Momsen as the lead in a series but wouldn't her role as the "poor girl" undermine her being the lead. What the producers do, introduce another rich girl in Jenny's own grade that she could do battle with?
As for the possibility of yet another new character being introduced in the second season, is it just me or will be a multitude of new characters next season? Why would we be interested in a spinoff of yet another new character that we do not care about?
Do you want a Gossip Girl spinoff?