Gossip Girl


Gossip Girl is an American teen drama series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series was created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and premiered on The CW on September 19, 2007. Narrated by the omniscient yet unseen blogger “Gossip Girl”, voiced by Kristen Bell, the series revolves around the lives of privileged young adults on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City.The series begins with the return of Upper East Side “It” girl, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) from a mysterious stay at a boarding school in Cornwall, Connecticut. Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), whom creators describe as the queen at the center of their chess game, is a longtime friend and occasional rival of Serena’s, and the Queen Bee of Constance Billard School’s social scene. The story also follows Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), the bad boy of the Upper East Side; “Golden boy” Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), Chuck’s best friend and Blair’s ex; and other characters of the turbulent Manhattan scene: Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), Nate’s friend and Serena’s on-again, off-again ex; Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), Dan’s best friend; and Dan’s sister, Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen).

On April 26th 2011, The CW officially renewed Gossip Girl for a fifth season beginning fall 2011

Creators: Josh Schwartz
Stephanie Savage
Cast Blake Lively
Penn Badgley
Chace Crawford
Taylor Momsen
Ed Westwick
Jessica Szohr
Kelly Rutherford
Matthew Settle
Narrated by Kristen Bell
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 84


Executive producer(s) Josh Schwartz
Stephanie Savage
Bob Levy
Leslie Morgenstein
John Stephens
Joshua Safran
Location(s) New York City (Upper East Side, Manhattan and Brooklyn) & Long Island East End
Running time 39-44 minutes (1 hour with commercials)


Original channel The CW
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original run September 19, 2007 – present


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