Gossip Girl : Behind The Scene




Artikel ini menceritakan mengenai konsep, lokasi syuting, pemilihan musik, sejarah penayangan dan spin-off dari serial Gossip Girl. Download terjemahan lengkap dalam bentuk e-book. Di sini.

The project was originally intended to be adapted into a film by Warner Bros. with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino set to write the screenplay and actress Lindsay Lohan attached to star as Blair Waldorf; the film never went into production and was ultimately shelved. Later, the series was set again to be re-adapted, but for a TV series for FOX rather than a movie. This project was again canceled. The novel series was then again reconsidered for adaptation for television on The CW by Alloy Entertainment. Development of the show began in August 2006 when The CW gave it a put pilot commitment, with Josh Schwartz on board to create and executive produce.[7] In January 2007, the network gave the greenlight for the pilot order and it was confirmed that Schwartz’s fellow scribe on The O.C., Stephanie Savage, had co-written it with him.[8] Mark Piznarski (Veronica Mars) directed the first two hours of the series.[9] The network gave the series an early pick-up and a thirteen-episode order on May 15, 2007.[10]

Filming locations

Gossip Girl is filmed entirely in New York City with scenes being shot in and around the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Described by producer Amy Kaufman as "a character in the story," the city is featured prominently even when most interior scenes are filmed at Silvercup Studios in Queens, including loft and apartment sets that were based on actual New York residences. For example, the buildings of Packer Collegiate Institute and the Russian Orthodox Synod of Bishops were combined to create a set resembling the exterior façade of the latter institute for the socialites fictitious schools -- the Constance Billard and St. Jude’s School for Boys. The chapel of Packer (located in Brooklyn Heights) is being featured as a gathering place for the teens. A set was also built to resemble The New York Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue where Serena and Chuck reside. Local haunts are also used as stand-ins for the characters meeting places such as Communitea in Long Island City, The Front Room art gallery in Williamsburg and to a more exclusive extent, the Henri Bendel boutique in Fifth Avenue. Some of the filming locations are also historical places such as the Metropolitan Museum.[11]


Alexandra Patsavas, the noted music supervisor on Tru Calling, Supernatural, Shark, and more notably The O.C and Grey’s Anatomy which both spanned multiple commercially successful soundtracks, will also be credited for the selection of music used on Gossip Girl. In contrast to her consistent use of independent music and alternative artists on those two shows, Patsavas will be incorporating current Top 40 hits on the series explaining, "I’m relying on old favorites while exploring current pop music. And since the show revolves primarily around high school students in New York, we’ll definitely be using some New York-based bands. But these kids listen to the radio, too."[12] The pilot episode, for example, contains the song "The Gift" by Angels and Airwaves.

Broadcasting history

Originally scheduled to air on September 26, 2007, the premiere was moved up a week earlier as announced during the 2007 Television Critics Association summer press tour. As a result of this, the previously planned two-hour ninth season premiere of America’s Next Top Model was edited to one hour.[13] The pilot was provided as a free download at the iTunes Store on September 14, 2007. The first season of Gossip Girl made its television debut on CTV in Canada on September 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. whilst The CW, the original broadcast network of the show, aired the pilot a day later on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. eastern/8:00 central. In Australia, Gossip girl premiered on the subscription channel FOX8 on December 4, 2007 at 8:30pm, and on the timeshift channel at 10:30pm.
The Writers Strike caused the series to be pulled off the air from the months of January to April. During the strike The CW re-aired the first 13 episodes hopefully leading up to the return of the series. After the strike ended, it was later announced that the series would return April 21, 2008, with five new episodes.


In June 2008 rumors surfaced about a possible spin-off based around the character Jenny Humphrey, based on the book series The It Girl, but Josh Schwartz denied the claims, saying that there was nothing in development.[14]

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