Spin-off more than Gos­sip

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IT USU­ALLY takes years for a se­ries to be con­sid­ered wor­thy of a spin-off, but not Gos­sip Girl. The teen drama is into only its sec­ond sea­son and a spin-off is al­ready in de­vel­op­ment.

Amer­ica’s CW net­work looks set to give the project the green light af­ter it was forced to scrap The Graysons, a se­ries about Bat­man’s side­kick, Robin.

With no other ma­jor dra­mas on the CW de­vel­op­ment slate, a Gos­sip Girl spin-off has been fast-tracked.

Gos­sip Girl, which re­volves around priv­i­leged New York teens and stars Blake Lively (above), Leighton Meester and Penn Bad­g­ley, is av­er­ag­ing 3.5 mil­lion view­ers this sea­son in the US, up from 2.7 mil­lion last year.

The Gos­sip Girl book se­ries al­ready has its own spin-off, The It Girl, which cen­tres on char­ac­ter Jenny Humphrey (Tay­lor Mom­sen). But word is ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Sav­age will fo­cus on one of the other char­ac­ters for any new se­ries.

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