Gossip Girl is an American television teen drama series based on the popular novel series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar, which revolves around the lives of socialite young adults growing up on New York's Upper East Side who attend elite academic institutions while dealing with sex, drugs, jealousy and other teenage issues.
The series aired in the USA on The CW from 19 September, 2007 to 10 December, 2012. There are 121 hour-long episodes in six seasons.
Gossip Girl premiered in South Africa on DStv's GO channel (which became Vuzu in July 2009) on Wednesday 3 September 2008, at 18h30. It later aired on SABC3 and was moved from Vuzu to M-Net Series for the final season. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 6 premiered on M-Net Series on Saturday 20 October 2012, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the sixth and final season.
Six years after the first Gossip Girl blast rocked the Upper East Side and viewers at home, Gossip Girl returns for an unforgettable final season.
Season 6 opens with the Upper East Siders working together to find one of their own. Serena (Blake Lively) has gone off the grid, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear for the worst and hope for the best, but even they can't imagine where they will ultimately find her.
Meanwhile, Blair (Leighton Meester) has offered Chuck (Ed Westwick) her heart, but is her love enough to help him win back his empire?
Lonely Boy Dan (Penn Badgley) has written a new book that promises to make even more trouble than the first, and this time he has no desire to remain anonymous.
Nate (Chace Crawford) is determined to finally reveal the true identity of Gossip Girl, thereby making a name for The Spectator and himself.
Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) turn on one another when Rufus makes a surprising new ally who threatens Lily and her family. Always ready with a scheme, Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) is prepared to stir up trouble.
Anywhere else it would be too much drama to handle, but this is the Upper East Side. And when Bart Bass (guest star Robert John Burke), Jack Bass (guest star Desmond Harrington) and Georgina Sparks (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) show up to raise hell, it's a fight to the spectacular series finale.
Who comes out on top? That's one secret I'll never tell... xoxo, Gossip Girl.
Filmed in New York and based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl is from Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy and Sara Goodman.
Note: the show moved from Vuzu to M-Net Series for the final season
Season 1 (18 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 3 Sep 2008 | Finale: 31 Dec 2008 | Wednesdays, 18h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 5 Apr 2010 | Finale: 12 May 2010 | Mon-Wed, 21h00
Season 2 (25 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 1 Jul 2009 | Finale: 16 Dec 2009 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 7 Jul 2010 | Finale: 1 Sep 2010 | Mon-Wed, 21h00
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 20 Jan 2010 | Finale: 16 Jun 2010 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 27 Jan 2012 | Finale: 22 Jun 2012 | Fridays, 20h00
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 26 Jan 2011 | Finale: 22 Jun 2011 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Season 5 (24 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 31 Jan 2012 | Finale: 10 Jul 2012 | Tuesdays, 19h30
Season 6 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 20 Oct 2012 | Finale: 29 Dec 2012 | Saturdays, 20h30