Gossip Girl spin-off headed to '80s L.A.

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Gossip GirlKelly Rutherford

As Varietypoints out, the prequel premise will provide an opportunity to expand the brand while also allowing Gossip Girl’s characters and narrative threads to remain as they are. The new series is expected to follow an embattled Lily as she adjusts to an abrupt transfer to public school when her posh lifestyle is cut short after a fight with her parents.

There’s no cast yet, but the network hopes to air a pilot episode on May 11 in Gossip Girl’s regular Monday time slot.

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