Gossip Girl Spinoff: Dead in the Water?

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Attention Brittany Snow fans: Don't panic.

Despite reports that the Gossip Girl spinoff has been axed, the '80s series is not officially dead yet, according to a source close to the CW network.

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The CW programmers are still making their decisions, and that everything, including Snow and Krysten Ritter's new series, is under consideration.

Why wouldn't a Gossip Girl spinoff get an automatic pickup - especially with flashback teases set to air on Monday night's all-new Gossip Girl?

The problem for all of the CW pilots this year is that with Privileged likely to get a pickup, there are only three spots left in the CW's schedule for new shows.

The original Gossip Girl, along with 90210, Supernatural, Smallville, One Tree Hill and America's Next Top Model have all already been ordered for next year.

Throw in the new Melrose Place (which seems to be a virtual certainty), and you've got just two holes left to fill. The Beautiful Life (starring Mischa Barton) and the Vampire Diaries are also strong competition for the Gossip Girl spinoff.

So that's where it stands, and it probably doesn't look good. But when you consider the fact that big publicity comes with all things associated with Gossip Girl, which made stars of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, you never know.

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