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The character of Lily van der Woodsen was originally named Darla, until the writers changed it at the last moment.


Blair Waldorf lives at 1136 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10128 in the penthouse. Chuck Bass and Serena van der Woodsen live in suites at 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 - otherwise known as the Palace Hotel.


The show's beginning date took place, chronologically, after it was aired. The show aired in Canada on September 18, 2007 and aired in the US on September 19, 2007. The show starts on Wednesday September 23, 2007 and ends on Saturday September 26, 2007, thus all dates in the Pilot fall after their air date.


Leighton Meester had to dye her naturally blonde hair brunette merely to audition for the role of Blair Waldorf.


The name of Rufus' band, "Lincoln Hawk", is also the name of Sylvester Stallone's character in the movie Over the Top (1987). That movie is mentioned several times as being a cult-classic in "The O.C." (2003), the previous show from Josh Schwartz, the creator of this series.


Originally, Georgina Sparks was offered to Mischa Barton, who turned down the role. Michelle Trachtenberg was then cast as Georgina Sparks.


Was originally pitched as a feature with Lindsay Lohan as Blair Waldorf. When that fell through, its backers (who had the rights to the stories) approached Josh Schwartz about turning it into a series.


The series has become so popular that a tour of Gossip Girl sites has been created in New York City, by the same people who created the "Sex and the City" (1998) Tour.


Every episode title is a word play on the title of a movie.


The Gossip Girl TV series is based off of the Best Selling Novels "Gossip Girl" written by 'Cecily Von Ziegesar'.


The character of Lily van der Woodsen was originally named Darla, until the writers changed it at the last moment.


In the show, the character Chuck gets a dog and names him monkey. In the books, his character actually has a pet monkey.


This was one of the first show whose DVR and iTunes numbers were higher than actual viewing numbers.


When the show was criticized by the Parent Television Council for being "Mind-blowingly inappropriate" and "Every parent's nightmare," they used those phrases in their promotional posters.


The last song to be played in the series was "You've got the love", by Florence and the Machine. The band was a recurring one during the last seasons, a circumstance that made them gain popularity.


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