The privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives -- from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl's identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena's closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester, "Entourage"), is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan.
The CW Network announced today midseason plans for the 2011-2012 season, including the final 13 episodes of One Tree Hill, the series premiere of Remodeled and the return of original episodes across the schedule, starting Thursday, January 5 with The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle.
The final season of One Tree Hill premieres Wednesday, January 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). In its final 13 episodes, how will Brooke and Julian juggle parenthood and their very young careers? With Nathan traveling more as an agent, how will Haley's life change with a second child, an increasingly independent Jamie, and a busy café to run? Is a wedding in store for Quinn and Clay, or for Mouth and Millicent? And what's to become of Alex and Chase and their burgeoning romance? The series stars Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Robert Buckley as Clay Evans, Austin Nichols as Julian Baker, Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James and Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott. One Tree Hill was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Gregory Prange, Michael Tollin and Brian Robbins. The series is produced by Mastermind Laboratories and Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.Read More
The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with its boldest schedule yet, including four new series and returning favorites on new nights.
On Tuesday, September 13, the graduates from 90210's West Beverly High move over to Tuesday nights (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Following is one of the most buzzed-about shows of the new season, Ringer (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run who assumes her twin sister's identity, only to discover that her sister's life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she's trying to escape.Read More
The CW Network has given early pickups to five of its established series for next season, including an All-Star Cycle of America's Next Top Model and the network's top-rated drama The Vampire Diaries. All five shows will return in Fall 2011.
With America's Next Top Model ordered for both cycles next season, The CW's signature reality series will kick-off the Fall with its first-ever All-Star Edition, featuring the models who became breakout characters and who had the most memorable stories from past cycles. Additional details about the cast, judges and prizes for the All-Star cycle of Top Model will be announced at a later time.Read More
Leighton Meester has announced that she is leaving Gossip Girl, says The Hollywood Reporter. Of course, the show could be over before she makes her actual departure, as the actress is going to abide by her contract, which has her appearing on the popular CW series for two more seasons. After which, she will say good-bye to her character Blair Waldorf.
There were rumors earlier in the season that Blake Lively, who plays Serena van der Woodsen on the series, was leaving soon, but that news has since been proven untrue by series' creator Josh Schwartz.Read More
The CW Network has set its fall premiere schedule, launching its fifth broadcast season with 10 hours of original programming of returning favorites and two new series.
On Wednesday, September 8, Cycle 15 of the hit reality series America's Next Top Model (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) kicks-off the 2010-2011 season, followed by the series premiere of new drama Hellcats (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Hellcats is a pumped-up drama about a young pre-law student (Alyson Michalka, Bandslam) whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college's competitive cheerleading squad. This fun, energetic series is a behind-the-scenes look at the drama, politics and pressure surrounding the football program at a Southern university. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) also stars as a young woman who is totally committed to the cheerleading squad to realize her dreams.Read More
You can bring the high society of New York's Upper East Side into your living room on DVD this August. Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season will be released on DVD on August 24. We don't have the cover art image as of yet, but this five-disc set will contain all 22 episodes of this new season and will be priced at $59.98 SRP. You can take a look at the special features below. The series stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, Ed Westwick, Jessica Szohr, with Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle.
Based on the bestselling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, this drama is told through the eyes of an all-knowing blogger -- Gossip Girl. Via constant, avidly read text messages, this anonymous personality is determined to uncover and fuel every scandal possible on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where gossip rules, and affluent young people find themselves with the money, access and appetite to explore all the temptations New York City has to offer. This season, new characters (including a movie star coed played by Hilary Duff) and some familiar faces (Georgina returns!) bring new love and new dilemmas, while old secrets create new drama. And for both Chuck and Serena, the search for answers from the past brings far more than they bargained for. Hearts are broken and loyalties challenged in this 22-episode, five-disc season three, where things are often not what they seem. Fortunately, Gossip Girl is there to keep track of all the lies, loves and betrayals in store for Serena, Blair, Dan, Nate, Jenny, Chuck and Vanessa.Read More