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Hey Upper East Siders, Got A Better Spinoff Idea?
Don't do it! Normally we love more of a good thing, but we just can't get behind the planned "Gossip Girl" spinoff as it was revealed to the press this week.
The CW has been fending off rumors about a spinoff of the attention-getting but ratings-challenged show about Upper East Side teenagers, but the race was on after it was leaked that one of the nine major characters would be involved. And they will, just not in this era: The new show, as yet untitled, will feature the characters of Lily and Rufus as they were in their freewheelin' teen years, about which we know that Rufus was a musician, Lily was a ballerina/party girl and (spoiler for this week's episode!) at some point they had a kid.
The benefit of this new series is that a "backdoor pilot" wouldn't really be necessary--we've already heard about their supposedly legendary love affair in the late '80s. The drawback is, we're tired of Lily and Rufus already--even though this week's episode saw them go from about to be happy at last (now that Lily's husband has kicked it) to forever doomed.
Taylor Momsen's Jenny Humphrey was previously considered as the leading candidate, since in the books Jenny goes off to boarding school (and snags a YA series of her own called "The It Girl"). That would have solved what to do with her now that she has dropped out of school, lost her internship and seen her collection destroyed. In the comments, give us your pitch for a "Gossip Girl" spinoff, bearing in mind that Dorota already got her own Webisodes.
· This Week's Gossip Girl Episode [Jaunted]
· 'Gossip Girl' spinoff in development [Variety.com]
· Details of the "Gossip Girl" spinoff released [FOX News]
· Gossip Girl webisodes to feature... Dorota [Jaunted]
[Photo of Lily and Rufus from last year's season finale: Daemons TV]