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Gossip Girl to Be Renewed For Shortened Season 6?

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Gossip Girl will likely be renewed for a sixth and final season, according to an individual close to the production, but it may be a shortened season featuring an abbreviated number of episodes.

The CW drama is expected to return, but for a reduced number of episodes like fellow CW drama One Tree Hill did for its final season this winter, according to the source quoted by The Wrap.

A spokesman for the network said that the CW has not yet made any decisions about picking up any of its scripted programming for next year, or how many episodes of those shows would air.

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Given its ratings, the show is perpetually on the bubble. Gossip Girl averaged 1.7 million viewers, and a 1.9 rating in the women 18-34 demo, this year, well under the ratings in its debut season.

A renewal could be more palatable to the network because the stars - Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Leighton Meester - are under contract for one more year.

That will spare CW the potentially costly ordeal of re-negotiating salaries, but whether or not the show gets a full season or an abbreviated one may hinge on what else the network has on tap.

Simply put, if it has new shows it thinks could outperform Gossip Girl, a shorter season could be inevitable. However, that has not been made official, and it looks like GG will be back in some form.

"We're not writing a series finale this year," Executive Producer Stephanie Savage said recently.

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Amygirl

*sniff*... smells like a troll! Cough cough. Mods, you should really get on this. I wish GG would shorten their season 6 to no season. And, why don't you shorten season 5 as well. It sucks, and at this point doesn't have much room for recovery.

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Chosen One, and your point is?

Neejan

DAIR FOREVER!

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Dear Chosen One,
YOUR REPEATED COMMENTS ARE COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY AND UNCALLED FOR. IF YOU DESPISE GOSSIP GIRL SOOOOOOOOO MUCH THEN STOP WATCHING. IT TRUELY IS OBNOXIOUS WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO READ COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH GOSSIP GIRL AND YOU SAY THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. WE GET THE FUCKING HINT!!! SO STOP IT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN I MAKE MYSELF ANYMORE CLEAR?

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why are they making a season 6? they ruined the show with dair they don't know what to do with the characters,there is nothing credible and good left in this show because they ruined it

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Honestly, GG doesn't even deserve a half-season renewal, given how embarrassingly bad the ratings are. The only reason for even another 13 episodes is so they can do Chuck and Blair's reunion some real justice, instead of just throwing them together in the last 5 min of the finale. They also have a hell of a lot of work to do patching up Blair/Serena and Dan/Serena (on a friendship level at least, I don't even really want them back together after how he's treated her).

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chosenOne is a stupid bitch. Is it possible to delete her stupid comments?

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I don't mind if season 6 is the last season but i want it to be a full season. As angry as I am at the writers for keeping Chuck and Blair apart, I still want at least 22 final episodes before the curtain drops on what was once an amazing show.

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@pty
not sure why there not deleted.......

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@shannon I dont mean to be rude but Really! Dan and Blair are the most interesting characters show???? Have you watched since the start? Those to make excellent friends but I do not know what show we all have been watching for the past how many years for someone to put a opinion out like that. Everyone is allowed to have a opinion but my gosh. I need more coffee........

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