It’s finally here, the last artwork for the last DVD of Gossip Girl ever. I must say I like it, but I don’t really adore that grey they chose. Glad that they put pictures we saw on the show but from other prospectives, and that there are so much Chuck and Blair ones (Ed is so damn hot in that picture from the trunk scene!).
To remind you, the Season 6 DVD will be released in the UK on February 11th, 2013 and it’s priced at £17.99 (22.00 euros circa, for those of you European like me). I have already pre-ordered it because the price is not bad at all, but you can wait a few months and I’m sure the price will go down. You can pre-order it here.
While, if you are American or you want to order the DVD from Amazon US, it will cost you $27.86 (21.00 euros circa) because right now it’s discounted a little. You can pre-order it here. This item will be released on February 19th, 2013.
The last DVD ever of Gossip Girl will be released in the UK on February 11th, 2013 and in the US on February 19, 2013. There will be three discs with special features such as deleted scenes, GAG reel, and a featurette, “A Big Farewell and XOXO to the Upper East Siders”.
On Amazon UK, the DVD is priced £22.49 and you can pre-order it here. On Amazon US, the DVD is priced at $39.98 but there is no pre-order link yet. The cover is yet to be announced.
My opinion is that for a 3 disc DVD, the price is a little high. I’m saying this because this summer, Season 5 DVD pre-order was £15 and it was really cheap for a 24 episodes season box. I’ll take a look at Amazon UK and see if the price goes down but at this rate, I doubt it will.
It has been confirmed by CW’s president Mark Pedovitz that Gossip Girl’s 6th and final season will have 10 episodes. Are you happy or sad about it? Are ten episodes enough to close all the stories of the show?
Gossip Girl, which is entering its final, 10-episode season, might wrap things up with a retrospective special à la One Tree Hill‘s own send-off. “I’m a big believer in retrospectives and a big believer in allowing the audience to say farewell to their shows,” the network boss said. “It’s important for us on this side of the fence to give a satisfactory ending.” Would the GG cast tape talking-head segments for any such special? “I hope so,” answered Pedowitz. “It would not be as good of a retrospective special [without them], would it?”
The CW just announced its fall premiere dates. For The CW this year, “fall” means October, with the network waiting for the Big Four broadcasters to fire most of their guns first during August and September. Once The CW starts launching its shows Oct. 2, all of its programs will be out within the following two weeks. Here’s the lineup:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)
I highly dislike this time slot because of my timezone, but at least I know I may just have to stay up for a few nights of a couple of months, instead of a few nights for a lot of months. I think the show will end on December 10th.
Heya! Later today Josh Schwartz posted the picture of the first page of the script for episode 6×01. It is titled “Gone maybe gone” (possibly referring to Serena) and Mark Piznarski will direct it. Josh and Stephanie return as writers and hopefully they haven’t written a sucky episode. Usually SS never fails… I liked her past episodes and maybe she and Josh could give a nice ending to this show. We’ll see. They will start filming on July 5th.
Gossip Girl’s core characters and dynamics will be on display in the CW drama’s sixth and final season this fall, according to executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
With show-runner Josh Safran departing to helm Smash Season 2, and producer Sara Goodman elevated to his former role, one can at least hope (if not expect) this will actually be the case.
Schwartz confirms that the 11-episode Gossip Girl Season 6 will focus on a return to the “core dynamics and the core characters” that drew fans to the show in droves at the outset.
Adds Savage of the coming conclusion to the show:
“There are definitely some things we want to see in the Gossip Girl series finale, and we think we have a great opportunity to tell those final stories and honor our characters and honor our fans.”
“We’re all really excited for this final run.”
What about you? Are you excited or apathetic? Do you think the show will redeem itself in its final chapter? What kind of stories are you hoping to see in the sixth season swan song come October?
Fans know that Gossip Girl will return for its final season next year, but exactly how many episodes is still being debated, CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters today after the network’s Upfront presentation in New York.
“I haven’t announced anything yet,” he says. “Our goal is to run it in the fall and end it in the fall. We will make a determination on how best to do that [later].” The episode order, which was previously reported as being 11, will depend greatly on the time frame needed, he added. “[The creators] have been great in terms of helping us determine.”
Pedowitz also said the farewell could also include a retrospective. “I’m a big believer that shows that have lasted a long time and shows that have have iconic roles on network should be give closure to the fans in a way that makes sense,” he said.
On the red carpet, executive producer Josh Schwartz seemed keen on the idea of a short final season order, saying, “It’s season 6. A lot of stories have been told. We celebrated our 100th episode this year and all you want is the opportunity to bring the show to a close in a way that’s satisfying for fans. Eleven episodes is the perfect amount, actually,” he said.
Meanwhile, fellow executive producer Stephanie Savage is most looking forward to wrapping up some of the show’s long-running storylines, like the Chuck and Blair saga. “The end of the finale was definitely an import moment for them and that’s something we’re going to build of of in season 6,” she said. “It’s definite bittersweet that the show is coming to an end but it’s also a very exciting storytelling opportunity to know that the choices we make are really going to matter to bring everything to fruition.”
Gossip Girl: Season six opens with the Upper East Siders working together to find one of their own. Serena has gone off the grid, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear for the worst and hope for the best, but even they can’t imagine where they will ultimately find her. Meanwhile, Blair has offered Chuck her heart, but is her love enough to help him win back his empire? Lonely Boy Dan has written a new book that promises to make even more trouble than the first, and this time he has no desire to remain anonymous. Nate is determined to finally reveal the true identity of Gossip Girl, thereby making a name for The Spectator, and himself. Lily and Rufus turn on one another when Rufus makes a surprising new ally who threatens Lily and her family. Anywhere else it would be too much drama to handle, but this is the Upper East Side. And when Bart Bass, Jack Bass and Georgina Sparks show up to raise hell, it’s a fight to the spectacular series finale. Who comes out on top? That’s one secret I’ll never tell… xoxo, Gossip Girl.
What do you think about this new time? Season 3 also aired at 10/9c but in terms of ratings the outcomes were similar to these last two years. It’d be hard for me to watch it live now since it will e 3am for me. I’m unlucky I live in Europe. Whatever! Maybe for ten episodes I can make it – someone is rumoring there won’t be 11 anymore, but one less. The CW also wants its shows to start in October so that they won’t have many breaks. It is possible then, that this last season will Premiere on Monday, October 1st. But this is just my supposition. Gossip Girl will definitely end before 2012 ends.
So! We’ve arrived to the end of the journey. Gossip Girl has been renewed for a last, short season starting this Fall and not this Spring as I thought (this should be confirmed soon, wait for an official date). Only 11 episodes will be produced for this last season, and according to Ausiello, Sara Goodman will be the new EP along with Stephanie Savage. It was inevitable it would be her since she wrote the season finale. (Safran also wrote the S2 finale and during S3 his role became more important). UK series also have 10 episodes or less per season, and usually the stories are better because they are more focused and quick – or maybe they are better because in my opinion UK writers are way more creative.
What do you think about this decision? Did you expect it?