Rumor Of “Gossip Girl” Spinoff Sets Blogosphere Ablaze With Vague Truthiness
Yesterday (well, last week), hundreds of thousands of plugged-in Gossip Girl fans got their hopes raised and almost immediately dashed on news of a possible Gossip Girl boarding school spinoff, focusing on Jenny Humphrey, the character played by Taylor Momsen. Turns out that’s not the plan at all; except for the part where it totally is.
As they say on Pushing Daisies: the facts are these:
— The Gossip Girl books (you remember books, right?) are getting the Jenny-in-boarding -school spinoff
— Actually, claim sources within the CW, they totally would do a spinoff if the mothership does as well as they hope next year
To which I say: duh? At this point, the industry is so devoid of ideas, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear of the networks fighting over an adaptation of the Iron Man toys that come with a Junior Whopper at Burger King. Of course they’re gonna do this. (Assuming the CW makes it through the next year, of course.) CW is so up-in-its ass in throwing rumors in the air causing riveting responses from fans and failing (i hope not intentionally) to attest to what they started in the first place.