Scuttlebutt at CW: We want more 'Gossip'

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The CW confirmed Thursday that it is looking at ways to spin off "Gossip Girl" for next season.

CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff told The Hollywood Reporter that the network is in discussions with the producers of the WBTV/Alloy show as to how a new series could be done, but nothing has been finalized and there's no imminent announcement.

"Nothing really tangible yet, but we're talking about it," Ostroff said after her speech at the WWD Style + Media conference in Manhattan. They're in constant contact with executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, whom Ostroff praised.

"If it's the right idea, we'd all embrace it and be enthusiastic," Ostroff said. "But nobody more than Josh and Stephanie want to make sure there's the right idea that they can wrap their arms around and really be excited about."

Meanwhile, Ostroff said it's still to be decided what would happen with the Sunday primetime block after the removal of the Media Rights Capital programming.

She also said that the network was doing as much as it could in advance of a possible SAG strike. The CW has picked up for a pilot order "Light Years" and will shoot the pilot right away, she said. Some other scripts are coming in early, but much depends on the development process. (partialdiff)
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