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So, you knew it was coming…of course I’m going to give you the scoop on what’s ahead on my FAVORITE TV Show, Gossip Girl.  I’m so excited to see what happens this season, and it really sounds like they’re pulling out all the stops this year.  So, let’s take a look at what our favorite Upper Eastsiders are going to be up to.  Thank you Gossip Girl Insiders for this info!!!

Let’s start off with some casting news.  As I told you in previous posts, Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) will be appearing this season.  However, since the actress is starring on the new NBC series, “Mercy”, her time at GG will be limited.  But she will be popping up throughout the season.  Will Georgina and Blair (Leighton Meester) be roomies???

Blair (Leighton Meester) and Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg)

Blair (Leighton Meester) and Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg)

Yes, it’s true, Hilary Duff has been cast on Gossip Girl as an actress from vampire films who has decided to go to college in NYC.  Hilary will be playing Olivia Burke and will be roomies with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr).  Look for Olivia to strike up a relationship with Dan (Penn Badgley).

Hilary Duff as Olivia Burke

Hilary Duff as Olivia Burke

Joanna Garcia who starred on “Privileged” last season was jobless when “Privileged” didn’t get picked up for a second season.  However, she landed a new role on Gossip Girl as Bree Buckley.  Bree is a socialite from down south who will be dating Nate (Chace Crawford).  Apparently they are going to have a Romeo and Juliet type romance as her family and his family are not very friendly.

Joanna Garcia as Bree Buckley

Joanna Garcia as Bree Buckley

Gina Torres has been cast in the recurring role of Vanessa’s mother, Gabriela Abrams.  Look for her to add a different parental touch to the show.

Gina Torres as Gabriela Abrams

Gina Torres as Gabriela Abrams

Now some scoop on the returning cast!

Looks like Chuck (Ed Westwick) will be kissing a boy this season.  Fans of the Gossip Girl book series know that Chuck was written as being questionably gay.  Well, on the TV show he’s obviously not, but the show is paying homage to his book character’s storyline by having him make out with a guy (Neal Bledsoe) as a part of a scheme that he and Blair cook up.  By the way, Chuck and Blair will most definitely be a couple this season.  YAY!!!

Neal Bledsoe and Chuck (Ed Westwick)

Neal Bledsoe and Chuck (Ed Westwick)

Leighton Meester as Blair and Ed Westwick as Chuck

Leighton Meester as Blair and Ed Westwick as Chuck

Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan) will be seen on GG a lot this season.  Will Carter be dating Serena (Blake Lively)?  Look at the picture below, sure looks like it!

Sebastian Stan as Carter and Blake Lively as Serena

Sebastian Stan as Carter and Blake Lively as Serena

Jenny (Taylor Momsen) is the new Queen B at school.  Look for her to be heavily involved in story with the new popular clique at Constance.

Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Lily’s (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus’ (Matthew Settle) love child, Scott (Chris Riggi), will be around this season.  Looks like Scott and Vanessa will strike up a relationship, and it looks like he’ll be meeting his parents (based on the photo below).

Kelly Rutherford as Lily, Chris Riggi as Scott, and Matthew Settle as Rufus

Kelly Rutherford as Lily, Chris Riggi as Scott, and Matthew Settle as Rufus

Scott (Chris Riggi) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)

Scott (Chris Riggi) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)

Kristen Bell will return this season as the voice of Gossip Girl.  I’m glad to hear this since her voice is now synonomous with the show.

Kristen Bell as Gossip Girl

Kristen Bell as Gossip Girl

Eric (Connor Paolo) will also be back this season.  No word on how often or what his storyline will be yet.

Connor Paolo as Eric and Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Connor Paolo as Eric and Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Look for Dan (Penn Badgley) to be buff this season.  Penn must have spent the summer in the gym, and he looks great.  He’s still dating Blake Lively in real life too!  🙂

Penn Badgley as Dan and Blake Lively as Serena

Penn Badgley as Dan and Blake Lively as Serena

And finally, here is a cast photo for season 3 of GG.  Enjoy!!!

Gossip Girl Season 3 Cast Photo

Gossip Girl Season 3 Cast Photo

PS: The new season of GG begins on Monday, September 14th, at 9pm.

Another Gossip Girl Cast Photo

Another Gossip Girl Cast Photo

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It has been confirmed that the new “Melrose Place” will air right after “90210” on Tuesday nights here in the states.  WOO HOO!!!!!  I’m really excited that we’ll have them on back to back.  It’s also been hinted that there may be a few crossovers between the two shows, which also makes me VERY excited!  The CW’s website has added a “Melrose Place” section that includes the new commercial for the series as well as this cast photo:

The New Melrose Cast

The New Melrose Cast

Also, Shaun Sipos (who originally was supposed to be the son of Jake Hanson (Grant Show), is now going to be playing David Breck (the son of Michael Mancini).  I wonder who David’s mother will be?  Could it be Jane (Josie Bissett)?  Kimberly (Marcia Cross)?  Meghan (Kelly Rutherford)?  Sydney (Laura Leighton)?  My guess is this.  I bet that David turns out to be Michael and Sydney’s son.  I’m thinking that this will explain Syd’s apparent death during her and Craig’s (David Charvet) wedding.  I could totally see this happening:  Sydney is so excited about her wedding to Craig and so in love with him.  All of a sudden, she decides to take a pregnancy test and finds out that she’s pregnant.  She looks at the timeline for how far along she is and realizes that she got pregnant from Michael (Thomas Calabro) and not Craig.  So, she doesn’t want to hurt Craig because she loves him so much and he’s so good to her.  Instead, she fakes her death and runs away to have her baby elsewhere.  Totally sounds like a Melrose Place plot.  I wonder if I’ll be right? 

David Breck (Shaun Sipos): Could this be Michael and Sydney's son???

David Breck (Shaun Sipos): Could this be Michael and Sydney's son???

Also, The CW has released it’s Fall 2009 schedule.  Some interesting things to discuss.  Here’s the schedule:

THE CW FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m.: Gossip Girl
9-10 p.m.: One Tree Hill

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m.: 90210
9-10 p.m.: Melrose Place

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model
9-10 p.m.: The Beautiful Life

THURSDAY
8-9 p.m.: Vampire Diaries
9-10 p.m.: Supernatural

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m.: Smallville
9-10 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model repeat

Sure to tick off many fans of Smallville, the show has been bumped to Friday nights.  We all know that any show bumped to Friday nights is dead.  Friday nights are just not a good night for TV.  So, I’m thinking that this could be the final season of Smallville, unless the fans unite and figure out a way to save it. 

The cast of Smallville

The cast of Smallville

“Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill” have worked well together, so that’s a no brainer.  “90210” and “Melrose” have always been destined to be back to back (the way they started off in the 90’s on Wednesdays).  Ashton Kutcher’s “The Beautiful Life” makes sense with “America’s Next Top Model” since they are both shows about models.  “The Vampire Diaries” needed a home, and even though “Smallville” and “Supernatural” worked well together, it also makes sense to put “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” together.  The CW is going to own TV this fall with such talked about new shows and proven hits returning.  Also, note that “Privileged” has DEFINITELY been cancelled.  😦  Too bad, I really liked that show.  And also, “Valley Girls” (the Gossip Girl spinoff), as I previously told you, has been bumped to a possible mid-season replacement show.  What do you all think of this new lineup and the Melrose scoop??

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OK, I’ve been promising these, and I wanted to get them online before the season finale airs tonight.  And it looks like I’ll be watching the season finale later at night b/c of my gym schedule.  😦  SO, most of you will probably know which of these spoilers, teases, and hints are real and/or fake and also what they mean.  And I must give props to the source of this material, which is www.gossipgirlinsider.com.

  • A couple gets engaged … and stoned.
  • Carter Baizen makes a surprise appearance.
  • Vanessa will definitely be around next season.
  • Reluctantly, J decides she wants to rule the school.
  • When Serena tries to unmask Gossip Girl, it backfires. Hard.
  • We find out Blair’s roommate at NYU, and it’s someone we know.
  • While Jack Bass does not appear in the episode, he still plays a role.
  • Someone we know – a dude – is falsely accused of being Gossip Girl.
  • We now know what brought Serena to Santorini … or more accurately, who.
  • Chuck Bass is branded a coward by Gossip Girl in the blogger’s shocking graduation blast, and for a while, he certainly lives up to the billing.
  • Lily and Rufus’ long-lost love child, Scott, is alive, well, and in New York. No one knows his identity yet, but he has something up his sleeve.
  • Some other notes…

    Valley Girls still has a good chance of coming to fruition…but as a midseason replacement in 2010.  So, maybe we’ll see it in the January/February time frame.

    Also, though not GG related, the TV Show “Privileged” may be coming back.  And it also looks like “Melrose Place” and “The Vampire Diaries” are sure bets.  I’ll let you know more as I learn more.

    OK, gang.  Hope you enjoyed these spoilers and I really hope you enjoy tonight’s season finale of Gossip Girl.  I’ll be bak late tonight or tomorrow with a recap from the episode!

    Mwuah!

    Craig