Reports online have conflicting stories of young Lily van der Woodsen’s future; is the show really in jeopardy?
While most networks have pilot projects at each other’s throats vying for a spot on the schedule, the CW’s forecast was pretty clear–let’s give the advertisers kids what they want! That meant prepping a Melrose Place remake, a vampire drama, and a Gossip Girl spinoff. Easiest scheduling decision ever, right?
Well, maybe not. While a new Melrose and The Vampire Diaries are chugging along quite smoothly, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the ballyhooed Gossip Girl spinoff, featuring a young Lily van der Woodsen (née Rhodes) tromping around 1980s Los Angeles, is “done” as in dead. “Put a fork in it,” said author Nikki Finke, a proven source of inside information.
Whoa, what!? This was a shoo-in for the fall schedule and now it’s done? E! Online has another side of the story, with insiders saying that “nothing is dead,” and everything is still in the race. However, that sounds more like PR spin than any actual scoop. For the record, the CW’s official statement on the situation is “No comment.”
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