Gossip Girl Reboot "Discussion" Underway at The CW

CW President Mark Pedowitz told reporters there are talks happening, but it doesn't sound close

By Lauren Piester Feb 01, 2019 1:14 AMTags

Did you hear, Upper East Siders? There might be a reboot on its way...

CW President Mark Pedowitz  told reporters at the CW's portion of the TV Critics' Association press tour on Thursday that there's "a discussion happening" when it comes to a reboot of Gossip Girl. "But I don't know if we're there yet." 

Pedowitz said, "I don't know what it would be," but it all comes down to the involvement of original EPs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

"'Cause you don't want to do anything without them." 

Gossip Girl ended in 2012, and as of 2016's ATX TV Festival, Schwartz and Savage were saying they hadn't thought about rebooting the show at all.  

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"We haven't really explored some of those conversations," Schwartz told E! News back then. "Maybe, I don't know. We haven't really thought about it."

However, Schwartz also acknowledged "the Internet has changed," and the internet has changed even more since 2016, so a Gossip Girl made up of Instagram influencers makes an awful lot of sense. 

"The world has become Gossip Girl now. ... Now literally everyone is Gossip Girl." 

While we wait for The CW to get "there," we can at least watch the next iteration of Penn Badgley's Dan (AKA Gossip Girl) as the terrifying social media stalker Joe Goldberg on You, which is streaming on Netflix in case you're not one of the potential 40 million people tuning into that. 

But really, CW, we will be waiting. 


Gossip Girl originally aired on The CW and also starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick