April 26, 2011
The CW announced today the renewal of Gossip Girl for Season 5. The pickup comes alongside renewals of four other series for the network's 2011-2012 season: 90210, Supernatural, America's Next Top Model, and The Vampire Diaries.
Gossip Girl has been a solid performer for the network since its premiere in 2007. It is currently The CW's second most popular series among women 18-34, which is a key demographic for the network. Look for Season 5 to kick off in the Fall.
Notably absent from today's announcement are mentions of two freshman series on the network: Hellcats and Nikita. There hasn't been any word on the future of either show, but in February Nikita co-star Melinda Clarke called its chances for a second season 'very likely'. Hellcats may not be as forturnate, as the series has struggled somewhat during its first season.
(Source: The CW)