Style Media Acquires Off-Net Rights to 'Gossip Girl'

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July 25th, 2012

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STYLE MEDIA ACQUIRES OFF-NET RIGHTS TO HIT SERIES “Gossip Girl

STYLE MEDIA ACQUIRES OFF-NET RIGHTS TO HIT SERIES “Gossip Girl” FROM WARNER BROS. DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION

 

Series to Premiere on Style Wednesday, August 15 at 8pm ET/PT

Network to Air All-Day Marathon on Labor Day

 

 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES – July 25, 2012 – Style Media has acquired the off-network rights to the hit series “Gossip Girl” from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The one-hour drama about the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, executive produced by Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “The O.C.,” “Hart Of Dixie”) and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.,” “Hart Of Dixie”) will begin airing Wednesday, August 15 at 8pm ET/PT on Style. Viewers can get caught up from the beginning every Wednesday night from 8-11pm ET/PT; additionally Style will air an all-day marathon on Labor Day, Monday, September 3.

 

“Knowing our viewers insatiable need for all things style, ‘Gossip Girl’ offers an inside look into the fabulous lives and closets of Manhattan’s most privileged – filled with envy-worthy clothes, shoes and drama,” said Salaam Coleman Smith, President of Style Media. “Fashion has always been a main character in ‘Gossip Girl,’ launching many of today’s fashion icons into mainstream staples and we are excited to reintroduce this groundbreaking series and pop culture phenomenon to our audience.”

 

“We are confident that Style will provide a perfect off-net home for ‘Gossip Girl’ providing an excellent opportunity to drive new viewers to their network,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

 

Based on the best-selling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, “Gossip Girl” is told through the eyes of an all-knowing blogger – Gossip Girl – who is determined to uncover and fuel every scandal possible via constant, avidly read text messages and blog posts, including the intense friendship and rivalry of two girls, Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf. Gossip Girl also keeps tabs on the Machiavellian tendencies of bad boy Chuck; Nate Archibald, the pretty boy with political leanings; and former outcast and blossoming writer Dan, and his efforts to navigate this new world of questionable loyalties. Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn't easy; that's why there's Gossip Girl.

 

“As we enter the sixth and final season, I'm very excited that Style has provided an opportunity for viewers to relive this story from the beginning,” said Josh Schwartz, executive producer of “Gossip Girl.”

 

“Gossip Girl” stars Blake Lively (“Savages”) as Serena van der Woodsen, Leighton Meester (“That’s My Boy”) as Blair Waldorf, Penn Badgley (“Easy A”) as Dan Humphrey, Chace Crawford (“What to Expect When You’re Expecting”) as Nate Archibald, Ed Westwick (“J. Edgar”) as Chuck Bass, Taylor Momsen (“Paranoid Park”) as Jenny Humphrey, Jessica Szohr (“CSI: Miami”) as Vanessa Abrams, with Kelly Rutherford (“Melrose Place”) as Lily van der Woodsen and Matthew Settle (“Into the West”) as Rufus Humphrey.

 

The series was developed for television by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, who serve as executive producers. Based upon the book by Cecily Von Ziegesar, “Gossip Girl” is produced by Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.

 

About Style Media

Style Media, a global multimedia company that includes Style and myStyle.com, is the destination for women 18-49 seeking to fuel their insatiable appetite for looking great and living stylishly. Style currently counts nearly 78 million cable and satellite subscribers and is the fastest growing women’s network in the U.S. MyStyle.com keeps women up-to-date on all of the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. Style’s popular series include “Tia & Tamera,” “Jerseylicious,” “Giuliana & Bill,” “Chicagolicious,” “Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne” and “Big Rich Texas.” Style is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/StyleNetPR.

 

About Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) is one of the leading suppliers of entertainment programming to the domestic television marketplace, distributing first-run syndicated series, off-network television programs and theatrical motion pictures to local broadcast television stations, as well as to pay, cable, satellite, broadcast networks and digital platforms throughout the U.S. WBDTD handles the domestic distribution of television series produced by Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures Productions, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Horizon Television; selected HBO Independent Productions and the Lorimar Television library; current feature films from Warner Bros. Pictures; and the Studio's unmatched motion picture library.

 

 

 

 
  • Jamie

    Finally somebody acquires a CW series for syndication!

  • dream

    @Jamie, you must forget supernature on tnt

  • dream

    i mean supernatural

  • SteveO

    Good for them! I bet now they’re happy they renewed the show for a final 6th season!

  • SJ

    Wow, it took this long to sell it? Really? Good luck, rest of CW! :D

  • Gaius Bolling

    i was wondering what network would pick this up for syndication. soap net would’ve been perfect but everyone doesn’t have it anymore as it’s slowly phasing out. style is a good choice. Oxygen would’ve been another good one too

  • Tony

    I wonder how much they’re paying per episode. Any idea? I mean it has to be for dirt dirt cheap.

  • Sid

    About time someone picked up this crap.

  • iggy.

    America’s Next Top Model is also on Style.

  • wwerules!!!!!

    @jamie ment that it is the first cw show as of has NOT been on wb or upn but straight up cw show to get off net syndication supernatural (wb season 1) antm (upn seasons 1-6)

  • Jared

    Perfect show for Style Network. Nice catch..

  • Brandy

    Yay!!!

  • Ram510

    Wow is this the first CW scripted show to get a off-net syndication deal?

  • Christian

    @Gaius Bolling Style and Oxygen are in the Universal/Comcast family so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the occasional GG marathon on Oxygen and/or Bravo.

  • ethan

    also OTH got seasons 1-6 airing on soapnet, and i think smallville is also on tnt

  • Phil

    At least somebody picked up this crap. The CW must be happy to get another show syndicated.

  • Zach

    I wouldn’t be shocked if they picked up 90210 for syndication if this does well. But it won’t do 90210 will have to wait. The only hot syndication property the Cw has is the vampire diaries.

  • Alan

    Good! First CW original show that got syndication, I really doubt if a channel will pick up 90210 (it’s probably ending next year)

  • david

    Good to see this show got picked up by someone. and yes Smallville airs at 5 AM on TNT.

  • A

    WOW AWESOME. Let the syndication for gossip girl begin. Im sure other networks such as WE will be interested too.

    CW was wise to give it a final season…GG is their baby. Its their FIRST successful show.

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