Put away all of the scrunchies and the neon spandex. It looks like the Gossip Girl 80s-inspired spin-off is officially not happening.
According to this roundup from The Ausiello Files the new show that was supposed to star Brittany Snow and Kristen Ritter has been canned by the CW and will not appear in the fall lineup.
There have been rumors swirling around for some time that the spin-off would not get picked up by the network, but several fans were holding out hope that it might make it to the screen.
We got a preview of what was supposed to be the pilot of the new show in the Gossip Girl episode “Valley Girls” which featured flashbacks from Lily’s past. Apparently even the full-out 80s wardrobe and an appearance by supergroup No Doubt couldn’t save this sinking ship.
We have to admit that we are a little bit bummed by this development. It looked like the show did have some potential and I really do like both Brittany Snow and Kristen Ritter. Well, at least we know that Gossip Girl will be back in the fall with all of our favorite characters.
I’m not all that upset, I know Brittany will do bigger & better things in her career. Brittany herself wasn’t sure about taking on this role because she wanted to focus on her film career rather than a television career.