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Gossip Girl provides a glimpse into the daily lives of privileged teens as they come of age, and reek melodramatic high class havoc, within a close knit community of ultra fashionable, poor little rich kids on the Upper East Side. Entailing a total of 121 episodes over six seasons, the show's concept is the fictional brainchild of Cecily von Ziegesar. Developed for television and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, it stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rutherford, Penn Badgely, and is narrated by Kristen Bell, the titular character. Shot primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, other locations have included the elite neighborhoods of Long Island's East End, Paris, and California.

Every episode begins at the Gossip Girl website homepage. A photo of the Upper East Side's it girl, Serena van der Woodsen, is shown, and a summary of past and future events is given.

Serena van der Woodsen (Lively) returns from a stint at a chichi New England boarding school, after having abruptly vanished some time in the past. Serena has skeletons aplenty in her closet, as does her entire circle of acquaintances and frenemies. For starters, Serena has slept with Nate Archibald (Crawford), boyfriend to her best friend Blair Waldorf (Meester). It is assumed this is why Serena bid NYC a prompt adieu months prior, but Serena's ex-friend, Gorgina (Michelle Trachtenberg), knows otherwise. She and Serena had rendezvoused at a hotel before Serena's departure, where they encountered a man who perished while high on drugs, and the whole fiasco unfolded on camera.

Meanwhile, the show's numerous romances are revealed via interactions between the lovers: Serena and Dan Humphrey (Badgley), a loner; Nick and Blair (who has bedded Nick's best friend Chuck); a brief dalliance shared by Dan's father and Serena's mother; Jenny Humphrey's (Momsen) and Blair's mentor-disciple relationship; and Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), Dan's former friend.

Seren'a secret is outed, and she and Dan break up. Blair and Chuck reunite after a summer apart, though at first deny their feelings for one another. The senior year of high school is chronicled, displaying each character at various stages in their arc. Upon the encouragement of Poppy Lifton (Tamara Feldman), another Upper East Side teen socialite, Serena gains in popularity as a socialite. Blair is intimidated by this development and some distance arises between them.

Elsewhere, Nate tries coming to terms with his father's unlawful history, busying himself by wooing Vanessa, who finds herself becoming steadily more entrenched in Upper East Side intrigues. On a lark, Jenny decides to become a fashion designer, and she bunts heads with her father, Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle). Dan, formerly the odd man odd, is suddenly front and center via his relationships, romantic and platonic, with Serena and Nate.

Rufus and Lily grow closer, while Blair determines to get into Yale. Chuck's meddlesome uncle, Jack Bass (Desmond Harrington), enters the story and begins making trouble following the death of his brother, Bart Bass (Robert John Burke), Lily's late husband. Blair, Dan, and Vanessa get accepted to New York University. A movie star, Olivia Burke (Hilary Duff) is one of their classmates, and she and Dan begin courting. Nate tries his luck at Columbia University while Serena sits out one year of school. Chuck takes over Bass industries, and Jenny rises to the top of the social heap at the Constance Billard School.

Serena serves as publicist to Ursula Nyquist (Tyra Banks), a famous and contrary actress who never suffers fools. Other Season 3 celeb cameos include Jimmy Fallon, Lady Gaga, and William Baldwin. Jenny pursues Nate, though he only has eyes for Serena. At the same time, Jenny's relationship with Eric (Connor Paolo) is strained as she has begun dealing drugs. Rufus sends her to spend a season with her mother in Hudson. Blair and Chuck take a stab at love, but fail miserably. Dan and Vanessa discover more-than-friendly feelings for each other. Serena's career and soul searching continues, and she beds Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan), Nate's married cousin Tripp, and lastly Nate.

Serena eventually becomes romantically entangled with a former teacher, while a girl named Juliet Sharp (Katie Cassidy) secretly plots Serena's downfall. The Gossip Girl character continues to narrate, and Serena continues to try and discover her identity, several times coming very close, but never quite succeeding in solving the mystery.

The CW
6 Seasons, 123 Episodes
September 19, 2007
Cast: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford
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Gossip Girl Full Episode Guide

  • The series comes to a close with the stars and executive producers saying goodbye to the Upper East Side with a look back at the series' memorable moments.

  • The series comes to a close when the friends gather for one last soiree, and the shocking identity of Gossip Girl is finally revealed.

  • Blair, concerned about Chuck's safety, plots with the help of Serena, Georgina and Sage to try to manipulate Bart. Meanwhile, Nate's financial dilemma finally lands him in a place that he never thought he would be.

  • Serena and Dan decide to host their first Thanksgiving together. Feeling demoralized by his father, Chuck begins spiraling out of control, forcing Blair to find a solution to his problems. Meanwhile, Dan has written his latest exposé, but doesn't know if he'll publish it because of the potential consequences.

  • Serena and Dan feel they need to right their wrongs. Blair is desperate to prove herself to her mother as a fashion designer and with Serena's help, comes up with a plan to make her line the "it" look for Sage and her friends.

  • Blair anticipates her mother's arrival, but is unprepared for her mother's expectations. Serena volunteers to help Dan find a new place to live, and is caught off guard by her emotions. With Ivy's help, Chuck discovers there is evidence incriminating his father in illegal activities and enlists the help of Nate to retrieve it.

  • Blair needs help from an unexpected source to make her first fashion show a success, but as expected, scheming stirs up drama on the runway.

  • Serena hosts a big gala, Blair prepares to debut her new fashion line and Dan is faced with a moral dilemma.

  • The sixth season finds Chuck and Blair making a promise that leaves them once again apart; Dan teams up with Georgina to write a scathing tell-all book; Nate decides to take on Gossip Girl; the gang searches for a missing Serena.

  • In the season 5 finale, Gossip Girl targets Blair and Serena confesses she could be partially responsible. Nate asks Lola if she'd like to move in with him. Lily has to make a decision about her marriage and Blair makes a choice between Dan and Chuck.

  • Blair finds she needs to be in two places at once and has Serena go in her place at an important meeting.

  • Blair comes up with a plan to make sure her Upper East Side status doesn't slip away.

  • To celebrate their official coming out as a couple, Blair and Dan host a glamorous British-themed Salon, including guests Julian Tepper and Jenna Gribbon (founders of The Oracle Club). Lola lands the audition of a lifetime and Serena and Diana battle over secrets they both would prefer remain secrets.

  • Serena is ready to give up the spotlight and make Lola the new "It Girl." Meanwhile, Chuck seeks Blair's advice and Nate and Diana have a power struggle.

  • Blair hopes Cyrus may have found a potential loophole in her prenup. When Chuck and Georgina team up, the outcome is unexpected. Meanwhile, a family crisis brings William van der Woodsen back to the Upper East Side.

  • Dan is pleased that Upright Citizen's Brigade will be using excerpts from his book. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to make her way out of town.

  • Blair can't resist playing match maker for someone she cares about. Georgina decides to crash Nate's Valentine's party.

  • Blair needs to make a tough decision about her future which could end up hurting the ones she loves.

  • In the 100th episode, Chuck has difficulty coming to terms with Blair's pending nuptials to Louis. Georgina returns to town in time to create some unnecessary stress for the bride-to-be.

  • Blair celebrates her royal wedding with a bachelorette party, but others have intentions to make this a night she'll never forget. Also, Dan and Serena pretend they are dating.

  • Blair recalls her and Chuck's car accident, which Nate suspects could have been a cause of foul play. Lily hires a private eye to find Charlie. While Blair is at her wedding dress fitting, Vera Wang makes an appearance.

  • Lily hosts a party to officially welcome Charlie to New York society.

  • Lily, Charlie and Serena eagerly await the Studio 54 party being thrown in CeCe's honor.

  • Serena is trying to plan a dream bridal shower for Blair, but must plant false information about the shower to keep Blair from discovering any of the details.

  • The friends attend "Sleep No More," one of Punchdrunk's provocative theater experiences. When masks and anonymity are involved, twisted romance is bound to occur. Meanwhile, Diana sets her sights on Serena in her quest to ruin Gossip Girl and Dan is out on a book tour.

  • Blair makes her friends compete for the coveted bridesmaid spots in her upcoming wedding.

  • Blair and Louis are having a power struggle with Louis' family during their celebration of Yom Kippur. Serena's boss is making her choose between her new job and her relationship with Dan.

  • Dan tells the truth about his book hoping everyone will support him at the book party. Diana discovers some incriminating information about one of Nate's friends.

  • Diana wants Nate to cross some lines. Dan ends up in the spotlight when he tries to stop his book from being published.

  • Diana makes an offer Nate can't refuse. Serena forces Charlie to decide which world she wants to embrace. Dan seeks Chuck's help to stop the publication of his book, but realizes Chuck is the one in need.

  • Serena thoroughly enjoys her new job in Hollywood, but makes a costly mistake when she tries to impress her boss. Chuck and Nate visit Serena and attend a glamorous Hollywood Hills party, where Nate meets an older sexy woman. Blair and Louis start to plan their royal wedding, but Louis' refusal to defend Blair's decisions threatens to destroy their relationship.

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