Gossip Girl Producers: Return to "Core Dynamics and Characters" Ahead

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Gossip Girl's core characters and dynamics will be on display in the CW drama's sixth and final season this fall, according to executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

With show-runner Josh Safran departing to helm Smash Season 2, and producer Sara Goodman elevated to his former role, one can at least hope (if not expect) this will actually be the case.

Schwartz confirms that the 11-episode Gossip Girl Season 6 will focus on a return to the “core dynamics and the core characters” that drew fans to the show in droves at the outset.

Blair and Chuck

Adds Savage of the coming conclusion to the show:

“There are definitely some things we want to see in the Gossip Girl series finale, and we think we have a great opportunity to tell those final stories and honor our characters and honor our fans."

"We’re all really excited for this final run.”

What about you? Are you excited or apathetic? Do you think the show will redeem itself in its final chapter? What kind of stories are you hoping to see in the sixth season swan song come October?

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Lily and Rufus should not be married, but to reconcile and renew their love affair. Also, Lily and Rufus to help Serena and Dan to reconcile and to finally end the two of them get married! @Zoran: i really love this scenario!!! i hope it would happens in this way
but i believe the wedding would be chuck and blair.. and serena could get pregnant with dans child and be happy with him of course. that with rufly and renew their love affair, i love it so much:-))

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It's interesting that JS 1.0 and SS keep saying that s6 will focus on the core dynamics and that they have the chance to honour their characters because I feel like the characters have been off for such a long time and since s3 it seems an AU show. How many relationships and characters have been destroyed to prop DB? They first came out with that awful NYU's SL and I am pretty sure it was only to make DB interact and start their "bond". It was so stupid IMO because the show is supposed to be about the UES, and not about Blair feeling like a fish out of the water in Dan's world. Then they had to destroy CB and just kept trowing Chuck and Serena under the bus so "poor" Dan and Blair could find comfort in each other :rolleyes:. Too bad they pretty much destroyed Blair in the process too. She used to be so fierce, but she had to become a lost, confused little girl so she could go to Brooklyin live a romance with Dan Humprhey. UGH. I honestly think the show started going down hill when they decided to make room for DB. Safran didn't care that he was destroying everything the show was supposed to be as long as he got his precious couple.

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I really wish Dair were endgame if only because it was the only healthy and positive relationship in the show. But I guess the writers just want to cave to the teenagers who don't know what respectful, balanced relationships look like. And at this point, Blair would have to beg Dan for forgiveness; talk about not being equal. She doesn't deserve him!

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@GossipBoy
Do not understand why it always mentions the half-brother Scott, when talking about Serena and Dan! Serena and Dan are not related! Rufus is nothing to Serena and Lily is nothing to Dan! While Rufus and Lily were married, Rufus was the stepfather to Serena and Lily was the stepmother to Dan! Therefore there are no obstacles that Serena and Dan are married and have children. Serena and Dan are related by blood to Scott, who is the son of Lily and Rufus. Serena has no blood ties (yet) with Rufus, and Dan has no blood ties (yet) with Lily! Serena and Dan can be together, and Lily and Rufus too. Lily and Rufus should not be married, but to reconcile and renew their love affair. Also, Lily and Rufus to help Serena and Dan to reconcile and to finally end the two of them get married!

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@ G. Singular
Why @ G. Singular you hate Dan? Why do you want him to die? Dan is one of the five main characters in the series, and without him there is no series. In your previous statements I see that you are the fan of Serena and Nate. But I do not know on what basis do you think the two of them should be together at the end of the series. Serena and Nate were lovers in only one third of the 3 season. The entire 1, 2, 4 and 5 season Serena and Nate were not together. If we follow the parameter, then they should not be together at the end of the series. In season 6 must be complete stories of couples that have already been started - Serena and Dan, Chuck and Blair and Lily and Rufus, but not to begin a new love story that can not be completed because there are not enough episodes.

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@Rebecca413, OK if that's what makes you happy, no one's stopping you. . . Were still going to support Gossip Girl until its finale.

Rebecca413

Just putting it out there, viewers like me who are tired of being jerked around are the reason ratings were low enough to warrant a shortened season. Honestly, I'm shocked and a little disappointed it wasn't canceled outright, given that viewership was significantly lower than other CW shows that got cut. If ratings drop off much more, it might not even get its full run (which I consider a well-deserved punishment after serving us garbage on a platter and calling it parallels). I'm as "real" of a fan as anyone else, but I no longer support the writers and their creative decisions. There comes a point when canon is no longer relevant, and it becomes up to the fandom to write stories that do the characters justice. That search for closure usually happens after a show ends, but in GG's case, it started prematurely. We know and love the characters well enough that the TV-created universe can live on without the show.

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@Rebecca413, then quit! We will still support GG, no matter what others think. Real fans of the show need to see the closure.

Rebecca413

[continued from below] met was his real Mommy or Daddy? Serena and Georgina acting as comically bad fake Gossip Girls? The finale only served to demonstrate how far this show has fallen. Each character is unrecognizable despite obvious efforts to send them back to the beginning. I won't be watching season 6.

Rebecca413

I quit GG after they started going to college with Lizzie McGuire in season 3, and only came back in season 4 for Dair. Their budding relationship was the only story arc that stayed relatable and transcended the increasingly ridiculous plotlines that imploded around them. No matter what happened, the loft was a sanctuary where real conversations and character growth took place. It appeared as if there was an underlying purpose after all; that money and power aren't everything, that it's possible to break the cycle and determine your own destiny, and that love is all that matters in the search for happiness. This show was supposed to be about young rich kids in Manhattan, not overprivileged yuppies stuck in a high school time-warp. What happened to college? How the hell did the royal wedding get so out of hand that Blair, a 20-year-old, actually went through with it? What was the point of Blair's pregnancy, uncertain paternity and eventual miscarriage? Chuck wondering if everyone he met was his real Mommy or Daddy? Serena and Georgina acting as comically bad fake Gossip Girls? The finale only served to demonstrate how far this show has fallen. Each character is unrecognizable despite obvious efforts to send them back to the beginning. I won't be watching season 6.

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Blair: Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be. Just like your scarf suggests that you'd like to sell used cars.
Dan: Vanessa gave me this scarf.

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