The show has received numerous award nominations, winning 18 Teen Choice Awards. Following the success of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls co-producer, John Stephens was approached by Schwartz and Savage, having previously worked with him on The O. Joshua Safran, who started as a writer/consulting producer before becoming co-executive producer, was later added as an executive producer.The CW officially renewed Gossip Girl for a sixth and final season on May 11, 2012. On April 24, 2012, it was announced that he would leave the show at the end of the fifth season to be the new showrunner of NBC's now-cancelled musical series Smash.Bart Bass (Chuck's father) is a rude and wealthy business man on the upper east side.The success of Gossip Girl led to adaptations outside the United States. The characters are worldly in a way that Orange County kids aren't." The O. creator Josh Schwartz and fellow writer Stephanie Savage have served as the show's executive producers throughout the series' run, followed by Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein of Alloy Entertainment, who were assigned in aiding the adaptation of the novels into the series.
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar.
The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, 2007 to December 17, 2012.
When the film project did not get off the ground, Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz took over the project to create a television series. "When Veronica Mars was canceled, the following season of pilots for The CW had been announced, and one was Gossip Girl.
As of October 2006, Schwartz was working on the pilot. I read it, and I knew I was sort of old to play any of the kids.
Gossip Girl reveals that Serena has been away at boarding school in Cornwall, Connecticut, She also happens to be the childhood "best friend" and occasional rival of Serena van der Woodsen.
The story also follows scholarship student Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), who is a self-described "outsider" from Brooklyn, Blair's first love and the so-called "golden boy", Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), and the "bad boy" heir apparent Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), who is part of "Manhattan's elite" and "the king of their chess game." Other characters of the turbulent Manhattan scene: Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), Dan's childhood best friend.