A 'Gossip Girl' Reboot Could Be on the Way

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"Every happy ending is just a new beginning. Because on the Upper East Side, the good times never lasts forever" ... or do they? It's been eight years since this beloved teen show ended, but that hasn't stopped people from binge-watching all of the fashionable antics on Netflix -- because we just can't say goodbye and don't want to. Well, it looks like we might not have to as reports are surfacing a Gossip Girl reboot could be in the works that has fans of the Upper East Side unsure about how they feel.

  • Gossip Girl was a wonderfully horrible show about betrayal, backstabbing, promiscuity, addiction, desire, and friendship.

    The series ran for six seasons, from 2007 to 2012, and had most of us rushing to our TVs to hear Kristen Bell reveal who was spotted doing what and why Lonely Boy is such a lonely boy. Gossip Girl was one of those shows that definitely did not exhibit the best morals -- especially times when Chuck and other characters tried to force themselves on others (definitely not good) -- but a guilty pleasure with romances we couldn't help but root for.

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  • And it looks like it might be coming back. Well ... maybe.

    CW President Mark Pedowitz recently revealed "a discussion [is] happening" about a possible Gossip Girl revival, E! News reports. "I don't know if we're there yet ... I don't know what it would be," he confesses about the fate of the potential reboot.

    Although the jury is out on the ideal direction of the show -- or whether or not past cast members such as Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, or Penn Badgley would come back -- one thing is certain: Mark Pedowitz doesn't want to consider the project without Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Gossip Girl executive producers, signing back on.

  • The nostalgia of Gossip Girl is alive and well. Plus, our society -- and social media, like Instagram -- is practically life imitating art.

    "The world has become Gossip Girl now .... Now literally everyone is Gossip Girl," Josh Schwartz once confessed  to E! in 2016 about society and how it reflects elements of the show. He and Stephanie Savage weren't thinking about rebooting the show at that time, but who knows what they think or how they feel now.

  • Some fans of the show are ready to entertain the idea, assuming the original cast is somehow in the mix.

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    Though the reaction is very mixed, people are ready to entertain some type of follow-up that shows us where Dan and Serena are today, as well as Chuck and Blair. The problem, however, is that Leighton Meester isn't interested in a reboot, with Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley shrugging off the idea. (Speaking of Ed, there might be some issues after those head-turning allegations against him.)

    Maybe Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) would consider it, but we think it's safe to say the ship has sailed for Serena Van der Woodsen (Blake Lively).

  • Others, however, think it's too soon for a reboot.

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    A decade hasn't even passed since the show ended -- so it's understandable why some might think it's too early to even think about reviving Gossip Girl.

  • Guess we'll have to wait and see.

    We can totally see a continuing story about the Bass and Van der Woodsen-Humphrey kids trying to navigate life on the Upper East Side.

    Should this ever come to fruition, we're curious to see what happens.

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