The news has been out there for a long time, and we had a separate post of all the renewals and cancellations The CW made this week (RIP The Secret Circle) but being that this is a blog read by Gossip Girl watchers, it was only fitting that this had its own post.
Everyone’s favorite Upper East Siders and the accompanying antagonizing anonymous blogger (for how long, hm?) will be back this fall for their final eleven hours of schemes and what we’ve come to know as “#RichPeopleProblems.” That’s two episodes less than expected for the final season. More so, co-executive producer and writer Sara Goodman has been promoted to exec producer, and therefore showrunner. Goodman’s latest credit as a writer for Gossip Girl is “The End of the Affair.”
And although the news of when it will be back is not official, the Gossip Girl writers tweeted out that they would see us this fall — indicating that the show will return to schedule at the normal timetable, rather than midseason as most guessed once truncated season reports circulated. The move makes sense for two reasons: (A) 11 episodes is perfect for a fall-only run; (B) it allows the network to advertise new shows that will make their debuts in the winter.
Looks like the secret's out, we've been picked up! But we've been here scheming our final season for weeks. See you in the fall! XOXO GG— Gossip Girl Writers (@GGWriters) May 11, 2012
The CW, today, canceled Ringer and The Secret Circle while giving a full season order of 22 episodes to Nikita, which joins The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and 90210. Hart of Dixie was also renewed today, but its episode count is unknown as of now. And, of course, America’s Next Top Model will be back. The CW also ordered new series The Carrie Diaries, First Cut, Cult, Arrow, and Beauty and the Beast.
But it’s still quite strange to imagine The CW without its flagship series. Only twelve more photo recaps to go.