Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spotted: Gossip Girl Shoots New Scenes In Manhattan

The hit CW TV show Gossip Girl continues to overtake Manhattan as filming continues on new episodes of the show which are set to return starting April 21 in their new Monday night time slot. Unfortch for the show, tho, the UK audience hasn't really taken a liking to the teen drama as the show has failed to do well in the ratings over there. At least the US audience is still in lurve with the show. Michelle Trachtenberg, who joins the cast as Georgina Sparks, seems to be fitting in well with the GG cast ... here are a whole slew of photos of Michelle, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick (who, it looks like, will be playing a circus ringleader in one of the eps) workin' hard to bring us the Gossip:

Photo credit: Splash News and Bauer-Griffin

Teen drama Gossip Girl suffered a weak UK debut last night with just 293,000 viewers for ITV2. An initial audience of 520,000 tuned in for the start of the episode at 10pm but quarter of an hour later it was down to just 244,000. Across the hour the show averaged 1.92% of the total audience. The average audience for the slot last year was 471,000 (3.16%).

Ouch. I guess Brits aren't all that interested in the bitchy lives of NYC rich kids backstabbing, feuding and sleeping around with one another ... huh, I wonder what gives. It sounds like perfect entertainment to me :) [Source, Source]

Here is a short video preview for the new batch of eps set to debut on April 21:

I, for one, am most excited about the introduction of the Georgina Sparks character ... the show has gotten a bit slow for me so I'm looking forward to an infusion of new blood ... the Sparks are, indeed, gonna fly.