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'Gossip Girl' Ep: A 'huge cliffhanger' planned for fall finale

5 December 2011 9:34 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

It's been a wild season for the kids on the Upper East Side, but according to "Gossip Girl" Ep Stephanie Savage, it's about to get nuttier. And it begins Monday (Dec. 5) with the shows fall finale.

Savage tells TV Line that the episode ends "with a huge cliffhanger - perhaps our biggest cliffhanger ever." Now we already know about Blair (Leighton Meester) shacking up with Dan (Penn Badgley). And we also know about the car accident. Plus Charlie/Ivy's cover has been sort of blown. So what more could it be?

The show's other Ep Josh Safran adds further intrigue, "It is both emotional and personal. It will have you wondering what happens next, for sure."

If it's not that the expectant mother loses the baby/ends up in the hospital, we're struggling for other ideas. Perhaps Chuck and Blair finally decide they're right for each other? So many choices. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Gossip Girl Coming Back for Season 6?

23 November 2011 8:43 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Gossip Girl Coming Back for Season 6?

While the cast and crew of the CW’s Gossip Girl were out partying it up at Cipriani on Wall Street, there was no fear over a season renewal. All the executive producers seemed to be completely confident their show would get a sixth season, despite a decline in the ratings. If I were in their shoes I wouldn’t be terribly concerned either. These days every show’s rating are going down. “We’ve had no one saying to us, ‘Wrap it up. This is the last season.’ So we’re not [treating the season finale] as such,” said one of the EPs Joshua Safran.

President of Warner Bros. Television, Peter Roth shared his thoughts with EW.com, saying he hopes Gossip Girl will be around for another year, if not more. Which is a good thing, as Stephanie Savage (another Ep) hinted strongly that the fifth »

- Brody Gibson

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Gossip Girl Spoilers: Time Jump Ahead?

23 November 2011 5:26 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Two more episodes of Gossip Girl remain in 2011.

Next Monday and the week after will bring us to 97 overall. With the royal wedding / 100th episode spectacular set for January 30, that means four more episodes to go before the event we're all waiting for.

Will there be some kind of time jump between now and then? Based on some of the rumors going around about the December 5 episode, don’t be surprised if the time warp happens then, TV Line reports.

“It [ends] you with a huge cliffhanger ... perhaps our biggest cliffhanger ever,” executive producer Stephanie Savage teased at the show’s 100th episode bash over the weekend.

Added fellow executive producer Josh Safran of the midseason finale, "Riding in Town Cars With Boys": “It is both emotional and personal. It will have you wondering what happens next, for sure.”

How far do you think the show will jump ahead, if at all, »

- steve@iscribelimited.com (Steve Marsi)

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'Gossip Girl' execs promise cliffhanger

23 November 2011 2:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gossip Girl's executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran have promised that fans will be shocked by the upcoming fall finale. The duo told TV Line that the instalment, due to air on December 5, will leave fans on the edge of their seats. "It [leaves] you with a huge cliffhanger," Savage teased. "Perhaps our biggest cliffhanger ever." Meanwhile, Safran described the episode as "both emotional and personal", adding: "It (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Bones, Gossip Girl, Himym, Housewives, Vamp Diaries and More!

22 November 2011 3:09 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I heard a rumor that someone on Glee is going to buy an engagement ring soon. Do you know who it is and when the question gets popped? —Carrie?

Ausiello: I think I do. Sources confirm that the first episode back in January is titled “The Proposal.” Those same sources also reveal that the episode is a big one for (drumroll, please) Will and Emma!

Question: Do you know why that much-hyped »

- Michael Ausiello

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Gossip Girl 100th Episode Spoilers: Cast Dishes on Milestone Event

21 November 2011 5:43 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

A major milestone is coming up on the Upper East Side ... and there's a royal wedding too.

The Gossip Girl cast and crew celebrated the completion of the show's 100th episode, which airs January 30, at a soiree in New York this weekend. There, we learned some interesting tidbits about this landmark episode - one that will not only feature Blair's wedding, but plenty of surprises and rewards for faithful viewers.

Let's get right down to it, shall we? According to the producers and cast ...

This is the biggest episode yet: ”I think it’s our biggest episode since the pilot,” says Ep Joshua Safran. “If you’re a fan of the show and you’ve been watching from the beginning, you’re going to feel rewarded."

"But I also feel like if you’re tuning in after a long time, I think you may feel like you’ve missed a lot, »

- steve@iscribelimited.com (Steve Marsi)

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'Gossip Girl' exec promises Chuck, Blair scenes

21 November 2011 2:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gossip Girl's executive producer Stephanie Savage has promised that there will be some scenes involving Chuck and Blair in upcoming episodes. Savage told TV Guide that the duo, played by Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester, will interact in the future. "We have some amazing Chuck and Blair scenes coming up in the next couple of episodes," she said. "The Chuck and Blair relationship is really fun and something that wasn't in the books, but came out of Leighton and Ed's chemistry." However, the show's (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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'Gossip Girl' scoop: Bosses planning on another season. Plus, the cast teases big moments in 100th episode

19 November 2011 11:16 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spotted: The cast and crew of Gossip Girl partying it up at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York in honor of the show’s 100th episode, which airs Jan. 30. But fans also have reason to celebrate: While the show has yet to be officially picked up for another season, Gossip Girl executive producers told to EW just prior to the bash that they believe a sixth season is imminent — and are planning accordingly.

“We’ve had no one saying to us, ‘Wrap it up. This is the last season.’ So we’re not as such,” said Ep Joshua Safran, »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Gossip Girl: 8 Things to Know About Episode 100 (aka Blair's Royally Iffy Wedding)

19 November 2011 9:52 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The well-heeled denizens of Gossip Girl occupied Wall Street — namely, Cipriani Club 55 — on Saturday night to fete the CW series’ 100th episode, airing Jan. 30. Seeing as the landmark hour centers around Blair’s wedding to Prince Louis, the cast was on strict orders to, ironically, not gossip about what happens, so “I can’t tell you” and “I’m not allowed to say” were frequent refrains. Even so, TVLine gleaned enough teasey tidbits to paint a provocative wedding picture….

What’S In A Name? | It took some coaxing, but executive producer Josh Safran ultimately was too excited to share with »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Paramount Acquires A French "Likeness"

3 November 2011 2:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to Tana French's novel "The Likeness" says Deadline.

The story follows a young female detective who goes undercover to solve a murder in an elite college town, but finds this new world to be quite seductive.

The book is a sequel to French’s novel "In The Woods" which Paramount has also acquired. Stephanie Savage will adapt the script and produce alongside Josh Schwartz. »

- Garth Franklin

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Paramount Lands College Murder Drama ‘The Likeness’ For Stephanie Savage

2 November 2011 8:36 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Paramount Pictures has gained the rights to Tana French‘s mystery novel The Likeness, which will be adapted by TV writer and producer Stephanie Savage. According to Deadline, Savage will also produce the film with long time collaborator and Fake Empire partner Josh Schwartz.

The Likeness is the sequel to French‘s 2007 novel, In the Woods; which Paramount has also gained the rights to. Both novels center around a young female detective, Cassie Maddox, as she goes undercover to solve a murder in a prestigious college town. She strives to discover the truth, but finds her undercover world to be quite seductive.

Since forming Fake Empire at Paramount, Schwartz and Savage have set up five projects, including the Schwartz directed comedy Fun Size, to be released in 2012. The duo has previously worked on the teen dramas The O.C., Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie. Savage‘s experience on these dramas »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Paramount Acquires In The Woods and Sequel The Likeness for Gossip Girl’s Stephanie Savage

2 November 2011 7:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount Pictures has picked up the feature rights to two Tana French novels for adaptation. In the Woods, French’s 2008 debut novel, is part police procedural and part psychological thriller and charts the investigation into the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Dublin, Ireland. The sequel, The Likeness, features the same detective, Cassie Maddox, investigating the death of a young woman who is a dead ringer for Cassie herself, allowing the detective to assume the woman’s identity as a grad student at Trinity College. The Likeness was acquired for adaptation by Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl). She will produce with Fake Empire partner Josh Schwartz. As reported by Deadline, the duo purchased the book rights through their discretionary fund at Paramount. Fake Empire has set up five projects thus far, with its first film Fun Size to be released late next year.  Hit the jump for synopses for both books. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Paramount Acquires Novel ‘The Likeness’ For Stephanie Savage To Adapt

2 November 2011 2:38 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has acquired The Likeness, the Tana French novel that will be adapted by Stephanie Savage. She and Fake Empire partner Josh Schwartz will produce, and they acquired the book through the discretionary fund that’s part of their first look deal at Paramount. The novel is about a young female detective who goes undercover to solve a murder in an elite college town. The detective wants to discover the truth, but she finds this new world to be quite seductive. The Likeness is a sequel to French’s 2008 novel In The Woods, which the studio has also acquired. Since forming Fake Empire at Paramount, Schwartz and Savage have set up five projects, with their first film, the Schwartz-directed Fun Size, to be released in late 2012. The author is repped by Apa and lit agent Darley Anderson and the Fake Empire partners are Wme-repped. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Chuck Co-Creator Bringing U.S. Remake of Superpowered U.K. Series Misfits

1 November 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

If you are in the UK or like me have friends in the UK then you may have heard of a quirky show by the name of Misfits. Not to be confused with our Misfits of Science where Courtney Cox got her start, but actually somewhat similar. In the UK version, a group of teenagers, while doing community service for a variety of bad acts, get struck by lightning and get superpowers reflective of their greatest fears. It has been described as “superheroes meet Skins” if you’ve seen that particular UK show.

It’s extremely popular in the UK, and on Hulu in the Us, so apparently the time has come to try a Us remake. Enter Josh Schwartz, co-creator of Chuck, writer-producer of Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie, and his Fake Empire, the Warner Bros. TV-based production company Schwartz runs with partner Stephanie Savage. According to Vulture, »

- Erin Willard

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Hailee Steinfeld to Star In Adaptation of Sci-Fi Novel Forgotten

31 October 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

14-year-old Academy Award nominee, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) has signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of Cat Patrick‘s debut young adult science fiction novel, Forgotten. The book was released in June, and tells the story of a 16-year-old who has her memory erased at exactly 4:33 each morning. All she can remember are events from her future.

THR reports that screenwriter Oren Uziel who is currently penning New Line Cinema’s reboot of Mortal Kombat has been hired by Paramount Pictures to adapt Patrick’s novel, and the project will be produced by Josh Schwartz (Chuck) and Stephanie Savage (Fun Size).

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No production or release dates have been announced for Forgotten. »

- Jason Moore

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Hailee Steinfeld Has Been "Forgotten"

27 October 2011 11:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld is attached to star in an adaption of Cat Patrick's sci-fi novel "Forgotten" for Fake Empire and Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Oren Uziel is adapting the script which follows a 16-year-old who has her memory erased at exactly 4:33 each morning. All she can remember are events from her future. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce.

Uziel is also writing the planned "Mortal Kombat" reboot for New Line, while Steinfeld is attached to play the role of Juliet Capulet in both Carlos Carlei's "Romeo and Juliet" and Fox 2000's "Rosaline". »

- Garth Franklin

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"Chuck" Producer Remakes UK "Misfits"

20 October 2011 7:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The O.C. " and "Chuck" creator Josh Schwartz and his producing partner Stephanie Savage have scored the remake rights to the BAFTA-award winning British sci-fi drama series "Misfits" reports Vulture.

The story revolves around a group of working-class teens who find themselves endowed with superpowers following an electrical storm.

The show is known for mixing a familiar "Heroes"-esque premise with "Buffy"-style wit and "Skins"-level realistic depiction of teenage behaviour (ie. plenty of swearing & nudity).

Schwartz and show creator Howard Overman are teaming to write the U.S. version, no network is yet attached. The third season of the original kicks off later this month in the UK.

The question becomes will this suffer the fate of many UK-to-us show translations which, even if they pull in decent critical notices, rarely last a full season. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Gossip Girl’ Creator Josh Schwartz Remaking Brit Sci-Fi Drama ‘Misfits’

20 October 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] I know how most of you feel about remakes, and I know how most of you (or at least most of those of you've heard of Misfits) feel about Misfits, so you may want to take a deep breath before you move on to the next paragraph. Ready? Josh Schwartz, who helped will The O.C., Gossip Girl, and Chuck into being, has his eye on a Stateside remake of the hit British sci-fi series. He and producing partner Stephanie Savage have just acquired the rights to the show, about a group of working-class adolescents who gain superpowers in the wake of an electrical storm. For what it's worth, Schwartz will be working closely with U.K. Misfits creator Howard Overman as he Americanizes the show. More details after the jump. The original series, which Vulture [2] describes as "the good, first season of Heroes with Buffy-esque snark and a similar Scooby-ish gang, »

- Angie Han

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'Chuck's' Josh Schwartz to remake U.K. hit 'Misfits'

19 October 2011 12:47 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Oh "Chuck" fans. We know how much you love the show and we know how much you're going to miss it after the upcoming final season. We're going to be crying into our Subway sandwiches too. But fear not! According to Vulture, series co-creator Josh Schwartz is planning on doing an American version of the British sci-fi series "Misfits."

Not familiar with the show? "Misfits" follows a group of delinquent youths doing community service who find themselves with super powers after an electrical storm. Fake Empire, the Warner Bros. TV production company that Schwartz runs with partner Stephanie Savage has finalized a deal for the rights. Schwartz will team up with U.K. "Misfits" creator Howard Overman to write a U.S. version of the show. "Misfits' has not only been a BAFTA award-winning hit on Britain's E4 network, but American audiences have flocked to it on Hulu. It's »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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The Top 50 TV Showrunners: The Women

13 October 2011 7:36 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners in comedy and drama. There are a total of 15 women on the list. 6 in comedy and 10 in dramas. Several women are responsible for more that one show including the female crew who run all the CSI's; Shonda Rhimes; and Stephanie Savage (who has a couple of shows on the CW.) Five women are in partnerships with male showrunners. Shows had to have been on at least one season for the showrunner to be considered. Comedy Salim and Mara Brock Akil - The Game (Bet) Jenny… »

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