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 25, 2007, to December 17, 2012."Bad News Blair" was named after the 1976 movie The Bad News Bears.Joshua Safran said, "we draw from classic works like Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Great Gatsby as much as we do from pop culture.""It was really about showing features on a device.I fought really hard to shoot the show in New York because we want New York to be a character in the show." Each episode begins with the home page of the Gossip Girl website and Serena's picture from the pilot episode.
Afterward, a recap of events relevant to the upcoming narrative is shown, which ends again with the home page of the website, only this time with a picture from other character(s) with a text about a recent event connected with the picture.
The fifth-season episode "The Big Sleep No More" was named for the film The Big Sleep and the New York-based production Sleep No More.
Episode "Easy J" was titled after Emma Stone's hit movie Easy A.
The story also follows scholarship student and aspiring writer Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), who lives in Brooklyn and is a self-described "outsider." Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), the so-called "golden boy", who was Blair's childhood sweetheart and first love, and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), the womanizing, "bad boy" heir who is part of "Manhattan's elite" and "the king of their chess game." Other characters of the turbulent Manhattan scene include Dan's childhood best friend Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr); Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen), Dan's rebellious adolescent sister who the 'Queen B' dubs as 'Little J'; Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford), Serena's mother and heiress; Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle), former 90s band 'Lincoln Hawk' frontman and Lily's former lover, and Dorota, Blair's maid.
Rufus is Dan and Jenny's father and primary guardian.
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.