We talked to our studio partners, who got the books to [then-CW entertainment chief] Dawn Ostroff. TV President: In 2007, The CW was in its infancy and looking for a signature series.These books spoke magnificently well to the possibilities of the network.
This directing change caused the roles to be recast.
In 2010, Westwick in the Mc Henry Brothers short film The Commuter, which was shot on a Nokia N8 smartphone.
It wasn't long ago that Gossip Girl premiered on the CW and quickly became the hottest show on TV, buoyed by some of the hottest young celebrities around. The two were briefly linked back in 2011, back when Gossip Girl was a hot show, and long before the slew of Aaron Rodgers gay rumors hit the Internet.
When the CW launched in 2006, both its name and mission were something of a mystery.
Formed from the ashes of the defunct UPN and The WB networks, the joint venture of CBS Corp. was desperately seeking programming that would not only lure younger viewers but also create an identity for its brand. Based on Cecily von Ziegesar's young-adult books, the show centered on a circle of uber-privileged, impossibly attractive prep school students on Manhattan's Upper East Side whose world revolves around sex, drugs, high fashion and, naturally, text-messaging.