I know how anxious you must be feeling towards the spreading rumors of Gossip Girl creators officially calling it ‘done’ to their millions of fans that amicably turned global over the years. It’s always the same feeling when something is about to be taken away from us especially if it lures us into a pinch of some guilty pleasures. Quite the metaphor huh? But if we’re talking about our favorite Upper East Siders leaving the screen for good, I couldn’t disagree more. Although, you might want to read this first before rebelling into something well, gossipy. Here’s what we know so far about the possible renewal for Gossip Girl season 6.
The book written by Cecily von Ziegesar which was adapted for TV in 2007, has been charting the ratings board up and down pragmatically. Recently, the show celebrated its 100th episode and we quote from Gossip Girl star himself, Ed Westwick (plays Chuck Bass) told TheInsider.com, “100 episodes is such an achievement — I almost can’t believe we got here”.
According to CW, the current season’s past episodes has been receiving ‘dull’ ratings which I’m afraid made the network inappeasable. In fact, The Voice of TV charted a gloomy “likely to be canceled” prediction based on the season 5 premier episode with an average of 0.8 adult 18-49 rating of 1.55 million viewers.
However, a credible source told TheWrap that the show will most likely move forward into a shortened sixth and final season, a la ‘One Tree Hill’. Gossip Girl‘s executive producer, Stephanie Savage told Zap2It that the show was not preparing for Season 5 to be the last. “We’re not writing a series finale this year,” Savage said.
The series stars, Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Leighton Meester are apparently still under a contract with CW. This contract will tie both parties into a palatable renewal according to TV Fanatic, relating the issues of the costly ordeal in re-negotiating salaries.
Bottomline, the shortened version of Gossip Girl season 6 will be based upon the performance of the new shows. Under the condition that if it overshadows the declining numbers of Gossip Girl, then the abbreviated final season will most likely be inevitable. However, that has not been made official, let’s not get our hopes down. Executive producer Josh Safran weighs in, telling TVLine he’s absolutely confident Gossip Girl will be renewed. “We are not closing out this season with a series finale.”
What do you think of this darkening future of our favorite Upper East Siders? Do you think that the series needs more time? Which storyline do you think will pull them up the charts again? Tell us your thoughts! Leave a comment below.