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I think all you Gossip Girl fans best live it up while you can because, let's face it, this unbelievably good-looking group of young actors can't stay stuck on one show forever. The show's leads are already branching out into film, especially Ms. Blake 'Best Legs Ever' Lively, and it's only a matter of time before someone throws in the delicately crafted, expensive hand-towels. Before I get too dramatic, I should stress they are returning for this season so put your mind at ease and go live it up in Hollywood with your favorite catty characters.
I would also make the wager that this 'ticking clock' countdown of the shows remaining time on air is why they are shaking things up this season and bringing the GG crew to Hollywood. I guess the strategy is go big or go home. For now, they are going big in Hollywood before hopefully returning to the shows intended New York setting. Nothing says that you're desperate for story ideas than uprooting your entire cast of characters (I think entire, although it seems like Penn Badgely's Dan might not be going along for the ride) from the shows perennial, and I thought essential, New York setting and plopping them into a new locale. To be fair, it might just be a way to make this year a little more fun (in the sun... ugh) since maybe they are truly aware that the end is nigh.
If you recall, we last saw the Serena, Blair, Dan, Chuck and Nate (and all the other rich, snobby and snotty hangers-on that comprise the Gossip Girl gaggle) things were, well, getting a little complicated. Serena was off fighting Parallax with Green Lantern, Blair was singing country with Gwyneth Paltrow, Dan was being Emma Stone's love-interest in Easy A, Chuck was... wait, none of this happened on the show. I told you these twenty-somethings are branching out! You better enjoy this season in La-La Land with your favorite bunch of young socialites because, nothing, not even Blake Lively's amazing legs, lasts forever. However, we've still got this year and I'm sure they can find some drama on the west coast.
Gossip Girl returns Monday, September 26 at 8 p.m. on The CW.