First Look: GOSSIP GIRL Spinoff, Meet Lily Rhodes

gossip girl lily spinoff

Are you ready for that 80’s show GOSSIP GIRL style? The CW certainly hopes so. Because courtesy of a Lily Van der Woodsen flashback, the 80’s will be the decade everybody will be, well, gossiping about. With the May 11th episode of GOSSIP GIRL (titled, “Valley Girls”) serving as a backdoor pilot for a Lily Rhodes spinoff by introducing us to 17-year-old Lily Rhodes (Brittany Snow) who gets kicked out of boarding school and runs away to Los Angeles, only to reconnect with her parents, Rick (Andrew McCarthy), Cece (Cynthia Watros) and sister Carol (Krysten Ritter). More pictures after the jump.

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

gossip girl lily spinoff

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  • Wow. Cynthia Watros might entice me. And I like Brittany Snow. Interesting casting.

  • Ashley

    I don’t know if they realize that Kelly Rutherford has brown eyes.

  • Sapias

    How are they gonna gossip without cells?! 😉

    Anyway, seems like there is a Walker going out on ABC’s show “brothers & sisters” : isn’t it the last younger brother on the 3rd pic?

  • athena606

    LOL probably not Ashley. But i know I definitely give the show a shot. It’s a little weird when you already know how Lily is going to end up

  • Brittany Snow is great. I’ll definitely check this out next fall.

  • How will they gossip without mobiles? I think tabloids…magazines maybe?

  • Lindsey,

    Stick with me here, but back in the 80’s there was this crazy thing where people actually disconnected from the phone/computer and… brace yourself for this…. talked to people face-to-face. Crazy I know, but true!

  • Ohhh, so that’s what “Gossip”, jk, So when does Valley Girls premiere? I mean if the pilot airs on the 11th, does the show continue weekly from there? Or is there a big gap in between like what they did to Legend Of The Seeker?

  • Melissa

    The pilot is going to be in flashbacks during the May 11th episode of Gossip Girl. I don’t know exactly how that will work. Gossip Girls season finale is the following week, so I think that the new show will probably start in June or July.

  • Nick

    Geez, for text / twit girls, these commenters sure don’t get out much, do they?

    The Lily spinoff has not even been “officially” picked up yet, and even if it is (by May 21 Upfronts, BTW), the show wouldn’t start til the Fall.

    Also, that’s not the young Walker boy (although I think that kid would’ve made a GREAT vamp on Vampire Diaries…instead of (ugh) that Paul Wesley guy). But I digress. The guy above is Shiloh Fernandez, who will be one of The CW’s two hottest new actors this fall, the other being Nico Tortorelli from A Beautiful Life.

  • Amy

    Good casting. I love Brittany Snow. And I think Krysten Ritter is good for this.
    Can’t wait to see the 80’s clothes.
    I’ll defin. be watching this:)

  • Sapias

    @Nick : yeah, you’re right and I cheked on IMDB after my post.
    The ABC’s “Ryan Lafferty” is played by Luke Grimes.
    Thanks for answering

  • Tennies

    Love Brittany Snow, but my favorite thing about Lily is her relationship with Rufus, and if the show does get picked up, will it last long enough for her to meet him? Nice to see Andrew McCartney in something after Lipstick Jungle.