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Gossip Girl Spin-Off?

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There's chatter about a Gossip Girl spin off! Already!

The new show would be set at an all-girls school and would star Jenny Humphrey (played by Taylor Momsen) or a new character.

The Hollywood Reportersays that regardless of which actor is used, the story would likely draw on the arc of Jenny's character in the GG book series for inspiration.

In the books, Humphrey is a self-esteem challenged outsider who struggles to fit in. A series of public embarrassments (such as appearing in a teen magazine wearing next to nothing) results in Humphrey having to either repeat ninth grade or find a new school. She elects to enter a boarding school and reinvents herself as a popular girl. Her story is told in a series of six GG spinoff novels called The It Girl.

We never read the books but from what we're told, TV Jenny is very different from book Jenny.

So, would a book-based show for TV Jenny work?

Plus, we heart the bitch-off between Jenny and Blair in GG. We wouldn't that to go away!

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97 comments to “Gossip Girl Spin-Off?”

  1. Jen says – reply to this



  2. pam says – reply to this


    i love gossip girl!!!!! FIRST!

  3. 3

    woah!!! tooo fast!!!
    only seen the first series

  4. paty says – reply to this


    if someone deserves a spin-off is BLAIR…she is by far the best character in the T.V series….on the books my favorite was serena but in the show is Blair!!!i love her!!…and jenny??…i hate the T.V jenny!!!she is such a wannabe Blair!!…EVERYBODY HATES JENNY!!!

  5. paty says – reply to this


    if someone deserves a spin-off is BLAIR…she is by far the best character in the T.V series….i love her!!…and jenny??…i hate the T.V jenny!!!she is such a wannabe Blair!!…EVERYBODY HATES JENNY!!!

  6. e says – reply to this



  7. molly says – reply to this


    I would totally watch this.
    i read the 1st It girl novel, and loved it
    Gossip Girl better be on still!

  8. M says – reply to this


    Definately - get rid of Jenny. She is the absolute WORST character on that show.

  9. Laure says – reply to this


    I don't like the Jenny character to begin with, so I definitely would not watch a show based on her.

  10. nora says – reply to this



  11. LC says – reply to this


    But Paty - if Jenny gets a spin off and it sucks, then it gets canceled and no more Jenny!

  12. Steph says – reply to this


    I liked the spin-off books, but honestly I don't think they should mess with something that's working. They should just leave it alone. Besides, show Jenny is so different from book Jenny, I'm not sure it would work the same way. Jenny's already cool. She doesn't need to re-invent herself like she did in the novels.

  13. ummm says – reply to this


    OMG… i don't give a shit.. i don't even know why i'm replying.

  14. me says – reply to this


    ok so i'll admit the show is good but the books are so much better! and the story line barely follows the books and many of the characters are extremely different, including jenny's father who in the books is a fat slob.

  15. sarah says – reply to this


    no, The It Girl sucked…and she can't carry her own show, it won't work.

  16. Andre says – reply to this


    i love this show…i want more gossip girl!

  17. sarah says – reply to this


    No way…The It Girl SUCKED….and she can't carry her own show, it will not work.

  18. Jess says – reply to this


    I love Blair!! take jenny away!

  19. 19

    theres a series of book spin-offs theyre called "the in crowd"

  20. Coco says – reply to this


    Book wise, The It Girl is SO much better than Gossip GIrl. Taylor Momsen's a pretty good actress though so I think she could pull the "new" Jenny Humphrey in The It Girl off.

  21. 21

    shit i mean it girl not in crowd

  22. Lisa says – reply to this


    I have read all The It Girl books and I really don't think the spin-off would work. Jenny in the show is wayyyyy to different from Jenny in the books so the whole concept would be ruined. The entire base of the books is Jenny's high insecurity and Taylor Momsen just doesn't bring that. She's too fierce.

  23. betch says – reply to this


    loves it!

  24. Patri says – reply to this


    I do really like thie tv Show, but im sorry I HATE the charccter of Jenny,It´s stupid¡¡¡


  25. BF says – reply to this


    I agree w/ "Me" I read the books before I ever saw the show and it bothers me how different some of the characters are on the show…I think it takes away from the original plotlines from the book that aren't carried over to the show. I haven't read any of the "it girl" books but I bet they would be more interesting than a whole series about that mutant Jenny character from the show

  26. McFla says – reply to this


    Perez, have you ever read a book in the first place?

  27. Bubbl says – reply to this


    I didn't think anyone watched this show enough to justify a spinoff??WTF??

  28. Davin says – reply to this


    Wouldn't watch it unless they found a way to have hot guys in it. Girls School? … Yuck!

  29. d says – reply to this


    Re: Davin
    actually in It Girl their school is right next to their brother school or something so there ARE hot guys ;)

  30. Dani says – reply to this


    It wouldn't work. For one, Jenny's character in the book is largely based on her massive breats and her bad frizzy brown hair. Totally not the Jenny seen on Gossip Girl. Plus, in the book Jenny is not that bold. I mean, they changed the story lines for the show so maybe it can work! I'd probably watch it anyway.

  31. Blair says – reply to this


    What? The show is good the way it is! And I hate the way Blake Lively talks. She sucks!

  32. Ashle says – reply to this


    I love the character Jenny because maybe the show is not based on everyones real life in but is does in ways. At every high school there is that one popuar crowd that everyone wants to be a part of and there is always that one person who is the wannabe. So I think that if they took away the character Jenny it just wouldnt be the same. But the spin off does sound really dumb and I dont thik they should have one. But dont get rid of Jenny

  33. chuva says – reply to this


    My little sister reads the It GIrl books and its just like Hollywood Highschool only bitchier. I snatch the book from her after her reads and I must say that Brett, Callie, Tinsley and the gang are just like GG only in another settling. I'm up for the spin off. The Jenny on TV has no boobs, book Jenny spills her top all the time! hahahaha

  34. lilly says – reply to this


    tv jenny is NOTHING like book jenny

  35. Emily says – reply to this


    No! I mean, I probably will, because I said the same thing about Gossip Girl and I ended up becoming hooked on the show. It just pisses me off that the show strays so far from the books. And JENNY is the one character that is the most off target. In the books Jenny's character revolves around the fact that she is barely 5 feet tall and has a triple D cup sized chest. Yes, she does go away to boarding school (which is her spin-off book, "The It Girl") but the scandal revolves around her posing in this photo shoot that Serena convinces her to do that's about girls and their cup size and how it relates to their popularity and her being so naive about it that she didn't realize she was only in the shoot to be made fun off. Basically she becomes ostrisized for her giant chest and because of the shit she gets about it she chooses to "reinvent herself" and start fresh at a new school away from the whole mess. The Jenny in this show is like 6 feet tall and flat as a pancake. She doesn't have brown, curly wild hair. She has bleach blonde straight shiny hair.
    Also, in the books Chuck is gay. Not Serena's brother. And Serena's brother is older than her.
    End rant.

  36. ~*~Pu says – reply to this


    I started reading the books when the first one came out. I was really disappointed with all the character changes. The biggest ones being Jenny, Serena's brother, and Vanessa. Jenny is supposed to be overweight, brunette, and unsure of herself! In the show she's stick skinny, blond and popular! I dont' think it would be a good idea to try and do a spin off with the show jenny if they are going to try and make it like the books. The two jenny's are completely different and it would NEVER work!!!!!

  37. d says – reply to this


    TV jenny is sooo different from book jenny it's actually very annoying and because of that i dont watch GG. In the book, Jenny is supposed to a huge breasted, long haired Brunette whose brother Dan (whose NOT supposed to be good looking or dating serena at the beginning like in the show) is struggling just as much if not more. the show is nothing like the books, the only similarities are the charachter names and little parts of storylines but barely, it's quite frustrating…. dont make a tv show about a novel if the tv show wont be anything like the novel… dont you think? whatever, the IT girl wasnt as good anyway

  38. 38

    I LOVE the It Girl series SOOO much more than GG!
    But I dislike Talylor Momsen as Jenny… she just doesn't fit the part!

  39. Katie says – reply to this


    I love the The It Girl books! I'd love to play Callie on the show. I personally like the it girl books better than the gossip girl books

  40. anti- says – reply to this


    why would anyone give jenny her own show?
    i nevever comment on anything but i do watch the show and the only thing wrong with it, its jenny's social climbing character. honestly, don't waste money giving jenny a spin-off. just send her to boarding school in the gossip girl story line and that would be the end of her.

  41. Nicol says – reply to this


    Ive read all the GG books, and all the It Girl books. They are all really good, and jenny is a very different character in the It girl as compared her role in GG.
    And as for the books compared to the show.. its so different anyways. Especially what Jenny is supposed to look like.
    So i think that they could do no wrong, when it comes to the spinoff.
    Im looking forward to it

  42. Nicol says – reply to this


    This is probably because theres the 'gossip girl' series of books and then the story continues with Jenny Humphrey in the 'It Girl' series

  43. hey says – reply to this




  44. amand says – reply to this


    this makes sense because the author of the gossip girl novels writes The It Girl novels, all about Jenny and her new life at an all girls school.

  45. sami says – reply to this


    the gossip girl books AND the it girl series are much better than the show. jenny is the books is ten times better… especially because she actually acts and looks like a normal 14-15 year old should. i mean SERIOUSLY, who looks like that as a freshman in highschool?? so i say yay for a spinoff… it's gonna be awesome!

  46. paty says – reply to this


    people stop saying the book and the show are different! everybody knows that!!! the show is inspired on the books but it doens't have to be the same storyline!!!i read the books and it would be bring to watch something i already read…..the show is just like ugly betty….i watched the colombian version(the original) 7 years ago…and ugly betty is NOTHING LIKE THE ORIGINAL VERSION…is just the same idea…but the storyline is TOTALLY DIFFERENT!

  47. Julia says – reply to this


    Well of course they were going to have a spinoff, because in the books, Jenny left and there was a whole series about it.

  48. fallo says – reply to this


    Tv Jenny and book jenny are two completely different people!! In order for a spin off to work gossip girl would have to be on for more seasons and they would have to develop her character. Right now it wouldnt work!

  49. Elise says – reply to this


    i've read THE IT GIRL and it is amazing so much better than GG…and your right the jenny in GG is NOTHING like THE IT GIRL jenny…so i think they should get someone else to be her if they go for the spinoff

  50. Chris says – reply to this


    In the books, Jenny Humphry goes of to a new school and there is an entirely new series for that alone. Since Jenny is having so much trouble at Constance anyways thats probably going to be what happens…

  51. Adeli says – reply to this


    I have read both series and Gossip Girl the show truly is nothing like the book. Jenny is supposed to be really short and have big boobs, so I honestly don't know how they would do The It Girl. The only thing that is true is that Jenny is a wannabe. The show is good but the books are better. People should honestly read them.

  52. Elise says – reply to this


    i've read THE IT GIRL and it is amazing so much better than GG…and your right the jenny in GG is NOTHING like THE IT GIRL jenny…so i think they should get someone else to be her if they go for the spinoff… and! it makes me soo mad how different the show is fom the books

  53. joaqu says – reply to this


    looks so tipical,wonder how is going to do.

  54. Adeli says – reply to this


    Re: me

    I so agree. it's nuthin like the books.

  55. Crash says – reply to this


    I've read all the gg books and the It girl books, and yes, jenny is nothing like the character in the show.

  56. Lesli says – reply to this


    i dont know who read these books and who hasnt. personally, i read them all long before the show, and the show does not do them any justice. But the Jenny spin-off is hardly surprising since the actual book has a spin off series based on Jenny

  57. Amand says – reply to this


    is it for sure an all girls school? because I've read the It Girl books, and Waverly is coed…
    TV Jenny is wayyyyy different….no me gusta.

  58. Jon says – reply to this


    Im not surprised this is haoppening in the book series Jenny goes off to an elite all girls school and that book series is called the IT girl… Sounds good I'll def watch

  59. roc says – reply to this


    the show is great, but, it's completely different from the books. THE books are MUCH better!

  60. Carly says – reply to this


    These stank skank CUNTS have flesh eating bacteria in their twats and when u stick your cock in them, it starts leaking puss, turns purple and your cocks fall off so be careful! They also like to slurp their soft shit with a straw like a smoothie. Very nasty. They gave Paul Newman Dick cancer!!!! Happy Wednesday! Xoxoxxo :) Carlie Gurl from N Long Beach

  61. fuck- says – reply to this


    i've only read 1 of the GG books and i can even tell that tv jenny aint nuttin like book j. a) book j is supposed to have dark curly hari b) shes supposed to be way more of a push over
    lil j is my least favorite character…shes fucking annoying on the show

  62. Lexi says – reply to this


    OMG i luv the it girl books they were amazin!!! but because the tv jenny is so different im not sure how well the show would work wit the tv jenny i think the show would suck!!!

  63. daen says – reply to this


    tv jenny is completely different! it makes me sick… book jenny has brown hair and HUGE boobs

  64. Emily says – reply to this


    Amand, "The It Girl" series actually isn't penned by Cecily Von Ziegesar, she just created it and thus gets the credit. This is the same of the book that just came out that is in the same series as the Gossip Girl books called "Gossip Girl: The Carlyles." Ziegesar gets the credit (read: on the spine and cover) as the series creator, but it's actually written by Annabelle Vestry. She does a pretty good job of mimicking Zigesar's writing style (as she kind of has to).

  65. Sarah says – reply to this


    Perez u should totally read these books! (I mean if u ever had any time to lol) It's all sleeping around, bi-sexuality (female and MALE) excessive drinking and drugging all while running around New York in Louboutins w/ Hermes bags! Who cares if its geared towards teens they're really good!!

  66. mary says – reply to this


    i read the it girls books and loved them. the jenny is completely different than the one on gossip girl but the show sounds great cus i loved the books. and i love u perez!

  67. Natx3 says – reply to this


    It's off of the IT girl series and im reading the 6th book right now!
    Ahhh my favorite books!

  68. akdjk says – reply to this


    Book Jenny-
    *HUGE boobs
    *CURLY, BROWN hair
    *more adventurous and doesn't wanna be a fashion designer like the jenny on tv
    T.V. Jenny-
    *completely flat
    *Straight BLONDE hair
    *Is a bitch
    i hate it when people watch the show and make no effort to read the fucking books! shit!

  69. ana says – reply to this


    Omg! that's awespme! I love the it girl series more than gossip girl so it would be cool if the made a show off of that:)

  70. dinah says – reply to this


    Omg! I love all the it girls book!!!! But jenny has really big boobs in the book though:D

  71. PETA says – reply to this


    It would not work. Jenny is not a likable character. We just like to see her get chewed up by Blair. It would not work if she is the main character. I just don't like her.

  72. 72

    YAY! That'd be awesome! I love Jenny's character…i've never read the books though =/

  73. Casey says – reply to this



    I love the it girl series except its not a all girls skool there are guys and lil j happens to steal one on her first day!

    Oh and dnt worry theres a new bitch in town and shes worse than blair

  74. Kimmy says – reply to this





    THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Furba says – reply to this


    The books are better then the show, but the show is still good. if they are going to do a spin off of jenny they should make it lmore like the It Girl novels!!

  76. KG says – reply to this


    it would be awesome if they stuck to what jenny was like in the books!! theyre so much better than that stupid show… and the it girl books are just as good as gg

  77. Nina says – reply to this


    Great info. Perez i was wondering if they would do a show based on the It Girl books. i have read then , but not the GG books but i do watch the show and Jenny in the book is VERY different! Plus, the It Girl books take place like an hour from my house!

  78. cass says – reply to this


    this is TOO soon and BESIDES no one cares about jenny.
    since she became all bitchy ive hated her.
    how about Eric? he seems awesome.
    i only say him cause they hardly show him on gossip girl at all!
    he's my fav! i love his innocents and he's hilarious and he always has to straighten how the other characters cause thier SO retarted.
    they need to show more of him on GG. he's the ONLY one on GG who has a brain. seriously…

  79. Annie says – reply to this


    Book Jenny= Super short, dark out of control curly hair and MASSIVE boobies!Thats her plot
    TV Jenny= Taller, longer blond hair, and small boobies.

    In the books- Jenny goes to boarding school in a whole new series called "The It Girl" and its a whole new balls game from there! Just as juicy and fun as GG!

    She still is involved in GG B/C She writes to her family, including the family cat- there is not in the TV series.

    The TV show is a whole new adventure with the same names- basically!

  80. caitl says – reply to this


    I've read the It girl books and it would be perfect as a tv show. It Girl is about Jenny going to a private school and there are plenty of blair-like characters in it.

  81. mandy says – reply to this



  82. bella says – reply to this


    The It Girl does not take place at an all girls boarding school. Jenny falls in love with some upperclassmen in the spin off. And yeah the TV Jenny sucks

  83. kath says – reply to this


    i lost interest in the whole thing when the show started to stray from the book. pretty much the second episode.

  84. emily says – reply to this


    TV Jenny is sooooo different from book Jenny.
    I think I'm like the only one who actually didn't like book Jenny but loves TV Jenny. "The It Girl" books are really good to. She is basically like TV Jenny in the books. I liked them. But it is to soon to do a spin off!!

  85. micha says – reply to this


    This would be terrible. The tv jeeny is no one!! they got rid of all her character for the show including her huge boobs, whichwas like the mian thing about her. there would be no story line

  86. Lara says – reply to this


    Re: Carly
    What are you, 12? Just learning how to use swear words, are we?
    Get off daddy's computer and go back to doing your homework, sweetheart, you're not impressing anyone.

  87. tobi says – reply to this


    the show is retarded,they look like there in there 30's,not high school.I prefered 90210 better at least they look there age.

  88. sdaf says – reply to this


    hmm. i love the it girl books but i hate how they change the tv shows so they are nothing like the books. the it girl takes place at a boarding school but its not all girls.

  89. nicol says – reply to this


    gossip girl tv show sucks asss, doesnt even compare to the book

  90. Roxan says – reply to this


    First of all they have to make a spinoff because gg doesnt go further than that. Also, jenny is way different than tv jenny. tv jenny doesnt have boobs.

  91. Roxan says – reply to this


    Re: Carly

  92. Jessi says – reply to this


    dont worry Perez…..if they do a spin off of the it girl books, there is Tinsley Carmichael. She is a bigger bitch than blair. personally, i like the IT girl book better than gossip girl (though i adore both). you should deff read them!!

  93. Beth says – reply to this


    In the book Jenny has big boobs. Vanessa is bald and creepy. Serena is stupid and cheats off of Blair in school. Chuck has a monkey he keeps on his shoulder. Nate smokes pot all the time. Blair is…pretty much the same. And Dan? DAN IS GAY! (For about a book in the entire series before he decides he's not.)

    I love the books, and I love the show. But the show does not follow the books in ANY way, shape or form. Bad idea for a spin off. Glad it was just a rumor!

  94. natal says – reply to this


    a spin off about jenny wouldnt be to far fetched her character in the book got a spinoff series called the it girl where she goes off to boarding school its just as good as gossip girl!!

  95. lol. says – reply to this


    The gossip girl "book" jenny, is Completely different, first off. She has brown hair, and BIG boobs. And she also dates nate.
    And in the book, shes NEVER friends with blair, she doesnt even really try to be either.

  96. Guao. says – reply to this


    WTF. Waverly is a coed school!

    Jesus. But then, GG the series is Nothing like the books, so why should I expect the It Girl series to be any different?

  97. holla says – reply to this


    i love the it-girl books !

    better than gossip girl