'Gossip Girl' Spin-Off Under Way

Execs may tap co-star Taylor Momsen for leading role
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2008 10:22 AM CDT
"Gossip Girl" execs are planning a spin-off of the hit show that stars Blake Lively, foreground; Leighton Meester and Chace Crawford, second row; Penn Badgley Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen, back.    (AP Photo/CW, Timothy White)
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(Newser) – "Gossip Girl" producers are planning a spin-off series set at a girls' boarding school, Reuters reports. The CW drama’s Taylor Momsen or a new character to be introduced into the series this fall will likely land the leading role of the spin-off, inspired by the novel The It Girl, about an outsider who reinvents herself as the popular girl.